Meredith Chesson on “Beautiful Things: Dressers and Delph Stories in Western Ireland”

Friday, February 18, 2022 3:30 pm EST

What does an everyday Irish dresser and delph tell us about family life and culture? As part of the multiyear Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast Project, Meredith Chesson, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, will show that dressers tell stories that transcend time and space, building connections between the living and loved ones lost to death and emigration, as well as serving as mementos of important life milestones like pilgrimages, births, deaths, and marriages. In the past and today, dressers and their contents transform a house into “home,” working to anchor the home in a family, a community, and the heritage of rural Western island communities. Join us on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

Department of Anthropology; Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Meredith Chesson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

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