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Presentations

We engage with the research community and share our work on a wide range of external platforms. Papers, presentations, and other engagements will be listed here. If you would like us to contribute to your event, contact us.

Forthcoming

15–17 August 2019

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Faking Fashions: Colour Imitation and Dress in Sixteenth-century Italy’. Faking it – Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Gothenburg.

Sophie Pitman (paper): ‘Mock velvet and fake gold: Renaissance fashion among the lower classes, 1550-1650’. Faking it – Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Gothenburg.

12–13 September 2019

Sophie Pitman (paper): ‘From microscope to archive and back again: how microscopes, social media, and collaboration can lead to new findings in dress history’. Dress under the Microscope: Contributions of Science and Technology to the Study of Early Modern Dress, Lisbon.

Piia Lempiäinen: ‘Stitching together history—Using scientific methods and citizen science to understand early modern stockings’. Dress under the Microscope: Contributions of Science and Technology to the Study of Early Modern Dress, Lisbon.

10–13 May 2020

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Ribbons, Knitted stockings and Lace: Trims and accessories as key agents of popular fashion change in sixteenth-century Italy’. Fashion as an economic engine: process and product innovation, commercial strategies, consumer behavior, Prato.

14–16 May 2020

Sophie Pitman: Invited speaker, title of paper to be confirmed. “Strange Habits” / Strange Habitats: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Clermont-Ferrand.

 

Past presentations

27–28 June 2019

Sophie Pitman (paper): ‘Innovation and imitation: urban fashion among the lower classes, 1550–1650’. Everyday Fashion: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Clothes, University of Huddersfield and University of Leeds.

24 May 2019

Michele Robinson (paper): ‘Books of Secrets and Artisans’ Dress in Italy, 1550–1650’. The New Research in Dress History Conference, Edinburgh.

30 April 2019

Sophie Pitman (paper): ‘Reconstructing Renaissance Clothing’. Alumni Spotlight Lecture, Bard Graduate Center, New York.

18 April 2019

Paula Hohti (teaching demonstration): ‘New Approaches in History of Art and Culture’, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Espoo.

17 March 2019

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Tailoring Fashions: Clothing commissions by ordinary people in sixteenth and early seventeenth century Italy’. Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Paula Hohti (chair): Lower-Class Dress, Fashion, and Identity in Europe, 1450–1650 II: Imitation or Invention?  Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Michele Robinson (paper): ‘Angelia’s gilded Turkish shoes: Cross-cultural exchange and lower-class dress in early modern Italy’. Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Michele Robinson (chair): Lower-Class Dress, Fashion, and Identity in Europe, 1450–1650 I: Accounting for DressRenaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Sophie Pitman (paper): ‘Everyone is permitted to flaunt it out”: Urban Fashion among the Lower Classes’. Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Stefania Montemezzo (paper): ‘Spreading Fashion. The Role of Peddlers in the Diffusion of Trends in Early Modern Italy’. Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Stefania Montemezzo (chair): Lower-Class Dress, Fashion, and Identity in Europe, 1450–1650 III: Representing Dress.  Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (paper): ‘Artisans and Dress in Renaissance Denmark’. Renaissance Society of America 2019 Conference, Toronto.

9 March 2019

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Did ordinary Italians had a Renaissance?’ Sense & Matter in Early Modern Europe. A Conference in Honour of Evelyn Welch, London.

15 January 2019

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Black and Black dyes in Renaissance Italian clothing’. Burgundian Blacks Collaboratory workshop, Netherlands.

7 November 2018

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Colours in Renaissance Clothing’. Experience Colour! A cross-disciplinary event of the Aalto Experience Platform, Espoo.

28 September 2018

Michele Robinson (paper): ‘Popular Print, Near East Fashion, and Artisans’ Wardrobes in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy’. A Taste for the Exotic: Cross-Cultural Influences in Early Modern Dress and Textiles, Riggisberg.

15 June 2018

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘The art of artisan fashions. Moroni’s Tailor and the changing culture of clothing in sixteenth-century Italy’. The Art of the Poor in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, London. 

Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (paper): ‘Dressing the poor. Artisans and fashion in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Scandinavia’. The Art of the Poor in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, London. 

17 May 2018

Stefania Montemezzo (paper): ‘All roads lead to Venice. The role of public navigation in the Renaissance’. Reti marittime come fattori dell’integrazione europea – Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration, Prato.

4 May 2018

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Dressing the early modern: New approaches in fashion and culture history’. Aalto University Department of Art Research Seminar.

2-3 March 2018

Jane-Malcom Davies (paper): ‘Knitting virtual tribes together: new chapters in object biographies’. Object Biographies, Helsinki.

Paula Hohti (chair): ‘Collective and forged biographies’, ‘Costumes and reconstructions’, and ‘Textile biographies’ sessions. Object Biographies, Helsinki.

2 November 2017

Paula Hohti (paper): ‘Beyond the palace: How did ordinary men and women live in renaissance Italy?’ Public lecture at Villa Lante, Rome.

15 September 2017

Paula Hohti (chair): ‘Case studies of specific garments’ Panel. “All That Glitters…”:Visual Representations of Dress in the Early Modern and the Boundaries of Reliability, Berlin.