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2023 Emerging Scholars: The Woman’s Era, Maids’ Uniforms, and artist Maria Richards Oakey Dewing

May 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Victorian Society’s Emerging Scholars Event will be on May 10th, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Jefferson Market Library on 6th Avenue.

Free! Registration Required

VSNY is pleased to host three scholars, each giving a 20-minute presentation and followed by questions:

NYU Costume Studies alumna Juliana Cirillo will explore aspects of ethnicity and class as revealed in 19th-century maids’ uniforms.

Yale University Art Gallery fellow Audrey Steinkamp will discuss turn of the century paintings by under-appreciated artist Maria Richards Oakey Dewing.

Columbia University PhD student Julia Carabatsos will analyze visual and material strategies that Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin and her editorial staff employed in The Woman’s Era, an 1890s periodical primarily written by and for Black women.