We are a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to studying color in the global premodern world with attention to materiality, art practice, and theory.

Hand Colored Rare Books & Maps​

View some of the earliest printed references to paint recipes and see how  complicated the circulation of pigments and dyestuff was throughout the early modern world. Plus, we will make a tiny book….

Friday, March 23, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Get your hands dirty in the dye garden planting seedlings and then dye fabrics and paper with avocado pits and other dyestuffs. In the West Bank Community Garden next to Wilson Library.

Saturday, April 27, 10:00am-1:00pm


Colleen Stockmann

PhD Candidate, Art History

Hannah Wiepke

PhD student, Art History