Identity, Memory, and Clothing in Late Antique Egypt Examined in Stewart Lecture

March 27, 2020

By Alyssa Cady and Erene Morcos 

On March 4, 2020, Thelma K. Thomas, Professor of Fine Arts at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts delivered the Stewart Lecture entitled “Monastic Lessons in Cloth from Late Antique Egypt: Worn, Embodied, and Remembered.” In the talk hosted by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, Thomas discussed monastic dress and early Christian mnemonic uses of cloth within the context of Late Antique Egypt and the nascency of monasticism.  

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