Tag: flax

Faculty note: Sherman presentation


The work of Heidi Sherman, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, and Alison Gates, associate professor of Art, was the topic of roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 4. The session was titled “Integrating Textile Studies into the Mainstream Archaeology/Anthropology Curriculum.” […]

Flax now, goats later? Harvest provides history and fiber lesson for UWGB students

UW-Green Bay History and Fiber Arts students had some fun harvesting this year’s flax from the University Union plaza in September. Faculty members Alison Gates, Art and Design, and Heidi Sherman, History, spearhead the interdisciplinary project, which has begun to attract academic notice nationally (and internationally) and yielded invitations to present at workshops in Europe […]

Gates details Flax Project in online article

Associate Prof. Alison Gates, Art and Design, shared the history and highlights of the UW-Green Bay Flax Project in a recent online article for the Surface Design Association. The piece, currently featured in the SDA NewsBlog spotlight, emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the Flax Project, which started as a collaborative effort between Gates and Associate […]

UW-Green Bay flax project draws Medieval Studies attention

Prof. Alison Gates (Arts and Visual Design) and Heidi Sherman (Humanistic Studies) and their student, Alicia Engstrom (a Humanistic Studies major in the Ancient/Medieval track and and Art minor), presented three papers May 11 at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies held at Western Michigan University. They presented at a special session sponsored by […]