History Workshop

The University of Delaware Department of History

“Outside the Window: An Ecocritical Look at Early American Pastoral Embroideries”

Andrea Pappas

Associate Professor of Art & Art History
Santa Clara University


The most frequent images women chose for large embroidered pictures were landscapes with figures. Yet, a major feature of the iconography of these complex works--the landscape--has remained unexamined; these objects have not been investigated in terms of the changes taking place in the real landscapes in which these women lived. My project reframes these works from an eco-critical perspective, situating them in terms of the environmental history of the period.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 12:30-1:45pm

203 John Munroe Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The 2015-2016 academic year represents the fortieth year in which the Workshop serves as a regular part of the History Department life. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.


First and second year History graduate students are required to attend so plan to make the History Workshop a regular part of your Tuesday activities.