Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close
44th Annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture
March 27 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Who gets pockets, and why? It’s a subject that stirs up plenty of passion: Why do men’s clothes have so many pockets and women’s so few? Hannah Carlson, fashion historian at the Rhode Island School of Design, joins us for a conversation on the issues of gender politics, security, sexuality, power, and privilege tucked inside our pockets. Beginning 500 years ago when medieval tailors stitched the first pockets into men’s trousers, Dr. Carlson introduces a range of social issues that we continue to wrestle with today.
Register using the form below.
Free for Members | $10 Non-Members | Free Virtual
Books are available for sale and signing thanks to our partners at the Concord Bookshop. Forums are supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.