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Catherine Bishir: Crafting “Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900″
February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Catherine W. Bishir is curator in architectural special collections at North Carolina State University Libraries and a founding member and past president of theVernacular Architecture Forum. She is the author of numerous prize-winning publications, including North Carolina Architecture and Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice. Her articles and essays include works on public memory and monuments, vernacular architecture, building practice, and African American builders and artisans. Her most recent work is Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, published in 2013 by
the University of North Carolina Press.
For more information on the event, please contact Patricia Sawin, department of American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-4065.
This talk is sponsored by the Folklore Program in the Department of American Studies.