BOOK TALK 21 March 2024: Embroidering the Landscape

Fireside Chat with Dr. Andrea Pappas

Embroidering the Landscape: Women, Art and the Environment in British North America, 1740-1770

Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:00 p.m. ET
Virtual Event | Free

Linking histories of women, relationships to the natural environment, material culture and art, Andrea Pappas presents a new, multi-dimensional view of eighteenth-century American culture from a unique perspective. This book investigates how and why women pictured the landscape in their needlework. It explores the ways their embroidered landscapes address the tumultuous environmental history of the period; how their depictions of nature differ from those made by men; and what women’s choices of motifs can tell us about their lives and their relationships to nature. Her insights change our understanding of the relationship between culture and the environment in this period and raise new questions about the unrecognized extent of women’s engagement with nature and natural science.

Sponsored by the Davida T. Deutsch Program in Women’s History