"Forbidden Shoes" in Toronto

On Tuesday April 1, 2008 from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario will present Forbidden Shoes: Fear and Footwear in Renaissance Italy, a lecture by Professor Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Cost is CAN$20, and pre-registration is required.

From the website:

"Over the ages, both men and women have used shoes to reflect their social rank, interests, background and privileges. Shoes also provided a window to society's values and fears. Lawmakers, preachers, and writers all took up the subject, vigorously discussing the heights of heels and the materials used. In this lecture, visitors will view footwear from the Museum's collection to help them better understand Italian society of the Middle Ages and Renaissance."