International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England (July 11-14, 2005)

Session 703: Talking about Textiles

  • The Ambiguous Vocabulary of Textile Decoration: Obscuring the Artisan's Hand. Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University, Columbus (USA)
  • Textile Terms and Cultural Codes in Medieval Latin Sources: Vitta and Velum. Olga Magoula, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Controlled Vocabularies in the Research Process and Indexing. Miranda Haddock, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (USA)

Session 804: Transforming Textiles

  • From Bills to Wills: The Life of a Gown in Tudor England. Drea Leed, Springfield, OH (USA)
  • Scarlet to Blue to Black: Changing Tastes in Medieval Europe (14th-16th Centuries). John H. A. Munro, University of Toronto (CANADA)
  • Crimson, Purple, and Blue: The Prestigious Colours of Medieval Europe. John Edmonds, Amersham (UK)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 5-8, 2005)

Session 223: Dress and Textiles I: Cloth Trade and Traders

  • Flax and Linen Production in Medieval Russia: The Evidence.
    Heidi M. Sherman, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis (USA)
  • Fripperers and Their Trade: Secondhand Clothiers in Late Medieval London. Kathryn Kelsey Staples, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis (USA)

Session 265: Dress and Textiles II: Pretty and Practical

  • A Stitch in Time: Fastening "Tara"-Type Brooches in Early Medieval Ireland.
    Niamh Whitfield, Morley College, London (UK)
  • A Grain of Truth: The Symbolism of the Barleycorn in Scandinavian Medieval Costume. M. A. Nordtorp-Madson, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (USA)
  • Multi-Page Bookmarkers: Tiny Textiles and Diverse Passementerie Hidden in Books. Lois Swales, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (USA)

Session 328: Dress and Textiles III: Child and Man

  • Representations of Reality: Anglo-Saxon Vestments. Sarah Larratt Keefer, Trent University, Peterborough, ON (CANADA)
  • Children's Clothing in the Lisle Letters, 1533-1540. Melanie Schuessler, Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC (USA)
  • Clothes Make the Man: The Transition from Juvenile to Adult Clothing in the Paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Katherine Terlep, Chicago, IL (USA)

Session 569: Dress and Textiles IV: Looking East

  • From West to East: Telling a Story through Costume in Carved Ivory.
    Paula Mae Carns, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
  • "More Barbarorum": Orientalism, Cumans, and Their Dress in Late Medieval Central Europe. Annamaria Kovacs, Irving, TX (USA)
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