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19 June 2019Imperial Purple to Denim Blue - The Colourful history of Textiles
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Imperial Purple to Denim Blue - The Colourful history of Textiles Susan Kay-Williams Wednesday 19 June 2019

This lecture explores the fascinating story of how dyes were discovered, made and used, focusing on some of the social implications of colour at different times in history. The lecture takes us from pre-historic man to the middle of the 19th century and geographically from Europe to the Middle East, India, Turkey, north America, Mexico and Peru. It is a story of exploration, invention, war, the church, money, power and sex.