How do you read a feather? How did tobacco, a plant cultivated in the Americas, end up in the playhouses of Shakespeare’s London? This event will explore two objects that crossed the Atlantic in the early modern period, feathers and tobacco, illuminating their importance to Native American societies as well as their presence in everything from still life paintings to the writings of female playwrights and spies.
Join BBC New Generation Thinkers Lauren Working and Lucy Powell, and art historian Stephanie Pratt, in conversation with award-winning author Alex Harris to discuss the ongoing impact of colonialism on society and culture in England today, and to search for other voices that can bring different stories to light.
This is a recording of a live in person event taking place on Monday 8 November, find out more here.