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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

2 April 2020

Sophie Pitman (chair): Neither good nor feigned nor fake: Counterfeits, Fabrication and Imitation in Early Modern Dress. Renaissance Society of America 2020 Conference, Philadelphia.

Paula Hohti Erichsen (paper): Faking Fashions: Colour Imitation and Dress in Sixteenth-Century Italy. Renaissance Society of America 2020 Conference, Philadelphia.

Michele Robinson (paper): Né vera né falsa: Non-Elite Ownership of Pearls in Early Modern Italy. Renaissance Society of America 2020 Conference, Philadelphia.

Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (paper): A Grey Hat with a Fake Silver Ribbon: Artisans and Imitations in Danish Trading Towns. Renaissance Society of America 2020 Conference, Philadelphia.

3 April 2020

Sophie Pitman (paper): Making Material: Refashioning the Clothing of Early Modern Artisans. Renaissance Society of America 2020 Conference, Philadelphia.

24 April 2020

Sophie Pitman (paper): Making Material: Refashioning the Clothing of Early Modern Artisans. L’Histoire de l’expérience et l’expérience de l’historien: Étude critique des pratiques de reconstitution, Liège.

11 May 2020

Paula Hohti Erichsen (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 May 2020

Sophie Pitman (keynote): ‘Apparel for Rain: Keeping Dry, Warm, Clean and Healthy in Early Modern London’. “Strange Habits” / Strange Habitats: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Clermont-Ferrand.

 

Past presentations

25 February 2020

Sophie Pitman (paper): Making Material: Refashioning the Clothing of Early Modern Artisans. Reconstruction: Methods and Practices in Research, Exhibitions, and Conservation, Cambridge.

29 January 2020

Paula Hohti Erichsen: Re-making as a methodology in textile and fashion history. Aalto University’s Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks, Espoo.

27 November 2019

Paula Hohti Erichsen (paper): Puvut ja Pukeutuminen Lucas Cranachin aikaan. Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo, Helsinki.

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.

15–17 August 2019

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.

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.