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International scholars explore the impact of the burgeoning textile trade in the early modern period, focusing on specific aspects of how trade textiles influenced global economics, social history, and design aesthetics. Part of the symposium Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.

This symposium is made possible in part by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.