Ideafest, Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Dr. Elaine Humphrey

Title:  Unravelling history using advanced microscopy

Abstract: A simple question about what fibres were used in an ancient Coast Salish blanket launched a collaborative effort to solve that mystery involving museums in different countries and collaborations with First Nations from Alaska, British Columbia and Washington State. The case ultimately led to UVic’s Advanced Microscopy Facility, where advanced microscopic analysis confirmed several oral traditions. This story is a perfect example of how science and art can validate history.

Presenter:  Dr. Elaine Humphrey

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch (Downtown), Community Meeting Room


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