Nerd Nite No. 15: Costumery, History, and Your Body’s Own 300
Siiiiiiiilent night…neeeeee-uuuuuuurrrrd night…y’aaaaaallll are buzzed…our speakers are bright…’round yon nerds…with beer or wine…learn some stuff about knitting or science…learn and drink fermented yeast…learn and drink fermented yeast!
Enough said. Be sure to RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527625944152302/
What: Nerd Nite ATL, No. 15
When: Thursday 12/18. Show at 8:00pm, but get there EARLY if you want to get a good seat and get a jump on ordering food/drink.
Where: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave NE
Cost: $5 Cover
“Snipesville: A Brit Historian’s Time Travel Adventures” by Annette Laing
History. Yawning yet? Don’t blame you. When I arrived in the States, many moons ago, I was shocked by the awfulness of my high school history class. Fast forward two decades, and I was a professor, facing hungover freshmen who were amazed they had started liking history in college. Now I’m a renegade historian and writer of stories and teller of tales, invading schools and minds with a message: History. It’s not what you think. It’s how you think.
Bio: Annette Laing is an academic historian and former professor (PhD, publications, and all that), but don’t let that put you off. She is also the author of the Snipesville Chronicles, a “quirky, smart, and funny” series about three time-traveling kids from Georgia’s most boring town, and an accomplished performer of Non-Boring history for kids, teens, and adults, whose work has been featured by the Associated Press. AnnetteLaing.com
“How have costumes and clothing shaped our modern day lives?” by Diana Khoury
Why do we call police officers, Cops? Why were high heeled shoes first created for men? And which ancient civilization created underwear and sports bras?! Get ready to dispel common myths about the origins of costumes and ridiculous historical fashions in a crash course in costume history!
Diana Khoury has a degree in Costume Design and Technology from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has showed her designs all over the globe and has traveled too far, in search of crazy costume exhibits.
“TBA” by Justine Liepkalns