Event:

Dress History Now

Thursday 29th October 2015 

Fashion and Textiles Museum

Join the debate on the status and significance of dress history today at this event with leading researchers from UK universities.

Interest in the history of dress has expanded hugely in the last two decades. Once considered marginal and frivolous, it is now a booming area with an ever-increasing abundance of exhibitions, courses and scholarship. Dress history in the 21st century offers exciting possibilities as an area of study, a research tool and a way of thinking.

A new title Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (published 29 October 2015), edited by Charlotte Nicklas and Annebella Pollen, explores the variety of ways that we can understand historic clothing and its meanings, outlining key debates and showcasing exciting new research across a range of historical periods and geographical locations.

Join the authors for a series of illustrated presentations, followed by a panel discussion on the status and significance of dress history in the 21st century. The event will be followed by the official book launch.

Confirmed participants include:

  • Dr Charlotte Nicklas, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design, University of Brighton
  • Dr Annebella Pollen, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design and Director of Historical and Critical Studies for the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
  • Dr Rachel Ritchie, Associate Research Fellow, Brunel University
  • Professor Lou Taylor, Professor of Dress and Textile History, University of Brighton
  • Dr Jonathan Faiers, Reader in Fashion and Textiles at University of Southampton
  • Dr Nicola Stylianou, Research Assistant at the Open University
  • Dr Marie McLoughlin, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design, University of Brighton
  • Dr Jane Hattrick, Lecturer in the History of Art and Design, University of Brighton

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer; the talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.30pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including the chance to ask questions at the end. It is followed by a book signing. Ticket includes admission to LIBERTY IN FASHION exhibition and guests are welcome to view the exhibition before or after the event.

Price: £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
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Event – Dress History Now, 29th October 2015, Fashion and Textiles Musuem

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