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From the Global to the Local: Perspectives on the Study of Fashion

Thursday 7 November 2019, 2.00PM to 5pm

14:00 – 14:15 — Welcome: Dr Cordula Van Wyhe (University of York)

14:15 – 15:30 — Panel: chaired by Dr Cordula Van Wyhe (University of York)

Abigail Jubb (Independent Scholar): ‘Female Middle Class Fashion and Crisis of Originality: Tracing the Shift from Tailor-Made to Ready-to-Wear in Victorian Britain in Yorkshire Collections’

Dr Faye Prior (Assistant Curator of Fashion, Castle Museum, York): ‘Local perspectives: Learning from the Details of Dress’

15:30 – 15:45 — Coffee

15:45 – 17:00 — Panel chaired by Dr Cordula Van Wyhe

Dr Elizabeth Kutesko (Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Central Saint Martins): ‘Transnational Fashion Histories: Some Complexities in Fashioning Brazilianness’

Dr Bethan Bide (Lecturer in Design and Cultural Theory, University of Leeds): ‘One Dress, Multiple Stories: Understanding Fashion Objects as Processes’

17:00 – 17:15 — Round-table discussion

17:15  — Wine Reception in the History of Art Department (Everyone Welcome!)


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Location: The Tree House, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: This event is free and open to all

Portrait of a Woman ca. 1770 Joseph Wright (Wright of Derby) Metropolitan Museum of Art