A thorough assessment of jihadist images and videos reveals a great multiplicity of textual, verbal, and visual figurations, symbols, and patterns of appropriation. Groups and movements such as the ‘Islamic State’ articulate their claim on hegemony also by absorbing and appropriating these codes and symbols. Despite the fundamental polysemy of these signs, Jihadists seek to classify them as unambiguous and interpret them corresponding to their own ideology.
This symposium celebrates the release of the new publication, "Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Discoveries, 1750-1850," by Gloria Seaman Allen and Cynthia Steinhoff, published by the Chesapeake Book Company and Biggs Museum of American Art and designed by James F. Brisson. These talks will also create the context necessary to understand the Biggs Museum’s feature exhibition of over 100 samplers illustrated within the publication. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of Delaware girlhood needlework of the 18th and 19th century ever conducted.