Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
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Rituals of mourning have been deeply ingrained within Western society and culture since antiquity, especially mourning dress which has remained one of the most powerful sartorial symbols well into the modern era. This multi-session seminar examines the complex customs, guidelines, and trends associated with mourning attire in early modern and modern Europe, revealing how particular garments and traditions have continued to inform bereavement rites today.
Three sessions. Registration – $170/$153
A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a Ph.D. in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship and fashion.
No Required Materials
There is no first reading assignment