Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair
Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta

Beverly Lemire is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta. She is the Principal Investigator on this project. Beverly has published extensively on fashion, consumerism, material culture and gender history in Britain, as well as on comparative early globalization (1500-1820) and consumerism. Selected books include: Fashion's Favourite: The Cotton Trade and the Consumer in Britain, 1660-1800, (1991); Dress, Culture and Commerce: the English Clothing Trade before the Factory, (1997);The Business of Everyday Life (2005). And, most recently: The Force of Fashion in Politics and Society (2010), Cotton (2011) and a co-edited volume, Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th and 20th Century (2014).