Valerie Garver Considers the Power of Textiles

By Gregory Parker
Oct 28, 2013 Bookmark and Share


Valerie Garver, Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, discussed the role of cloth and textiles in the court of Charles the Bald, the ninth-century ruler of the Carolingian Empire, in her October 24 presentation with the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. The talk, "The Power of Cloth: The Roles of Clothing and Textiles in the Court of a Carolingian Ruler," continued the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Professor Garver's lecture is available online as an MP3 audio file and is accessible for University of Michigan account holders.