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Gender Cluster Workshop | Giulia Giamboni “Women’s donations of Textiles. A Shared Body of Memories”

February 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate student, Giulia Giamboni shares the 3rd chapter of her dissertation – “Women’s donations of Textiles” (here)–  with the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster


This chapter investigates the construction of political affiliation and religious patronage through the donation of textiles in the cross-cultural context of fourteenth-century Zadar (Croatia). I argue that these gifts, in particular those involving textiles, constituted a public expression of political participation. Women asked the clergy to wear or exhibit their textiles during the mass when the entire community would have gathered there and recognized them as patrons. Charitable donations of garments had the ability to shape subjects both physically and socially, and to constitute subjects through their power as material memories. 


We will meet at 3:30 PM on Zoom to discuss. Please use this link: Join Zoom Meeting (https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/87526376038)


February 17, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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