The Scarlet Thread: Crime, Fashion, and Forensic Identification in the 19th Century

Oct. 3, 2023, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Taylor Hall Room 203

Alison Matthews-David of Toronto Metropolitan University will speak about her book The Scarlet Thread: Crime, Fashion and Forensic Identification in the 19th Century. She is a multidisciplinary scholar specializing in forensic approaches to material culture and has written a book entitled Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present.

This talk investigates the theme of crime and clothing as weapon, evidence, and disguise.

Co-Organizers include Global Nineteenth-Century Studies and French and Francophone Studies.

Sponsors include the departments of English, History, French and Francophone Studies, Art, and Drama.

Campus community only, please.

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              Alison Matthews-David