Clark Fellow Victoria Rovine presents “Cloth and Colonialism: France, French West Africa, and the Construction of Cultures.”
Cloth’s soft, pliable nature makes it an improbable vehicle for the assertion of power, yet it played a singular role in the history of French colonial West Africa. This lecture explores how French authorities sought to use cloth to control and characterize West African cultures.
Tuesday September 26 5:30-6:30pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion