” “Where DID you get that hat, my dear?” – How We Came To Dress the Way We Do” is the topic of Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s lecture March 18. Barber, a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, will speak in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Barber is professor of linguistics and archaeology and co-chair of the classics program at Occidental College, Los Angeles. Her fields of special interest are prehistoric archaeology and linguistics of North Mediterranean and Southeast Europe; theory and method in archaeological linguistics; cognitive archaeology; and ancient textiles and costumes. She is the author of four books: Archaeological Decipherment; Prehistoric Textiles; Women’s Work – The First 20,000 Years; and The Mummies of