Fall 2011: Dressing Democracy: Clothing and Culture in America

Every fall, students from Assumption College participate in the interdisciplinary American Studies Seminar sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society, where a visiting professor explores a different topic each year. The topic for Fall 2011 is “Dressing Democracy: Clothing and Culture in America,” led by Dr. Hannah Carlson (Rhode Island School of Design). Seven Assumption students have been selected to participate in this prestigious seminar. In addition to examining how scholars have analyzed the importance of clothing in expressing personal identity and political ideology, each student pursues an original, independent research project using the AAS’s extensive archival collections.

Reflecting on the Experience

by LaurenS on December 29, 2011

Final Draft and Paper Presentations

by Stephanie on December 9, 2011

Putting it All Together

by LaurenS on November 21, 2011

The Joy of Research

by Lauren on November 14, 2011

Reading the Evidence

by LaurenS on November 13, 2011

Not as depressing as you might think…

by Stephanie on November 11, 2011

Examining The Lowell Offering

by LaurenS on November 5, 2011

Research: Part 1

by LaurenS on October 29, 2011

Really Old Books

by Hannah on October 23, 2011