International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 12-15, 2011))


Session 243:Dress and Textiles I: Documentary Evidence

  • Textiles and Dress in the Household Accounts and Inventories of Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443–1509)
    Susan Powell, Univ. of Salford
  • Histoires and Misteres : Understanding Medieval Tapestry
    Tina Kane, Tina Kane Textile Conservation and Restoration
  • “Translating” a Queen: The Wardrobe of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots
    Michelle Beer, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
  • Juana of Portugal’s Farthingale: Rumors of Scandal and Shame
    Emma Lehman, Independent Scholar

Session 301: Dress and Textiles II: Implications and Interpretations

  • Lanval’s Lady: An Uncovering
    Monica L. Wright, Univ. of Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Cosmographic Coverings: Textile Language in Alan of Lille’s Plaint of Nature
    Jonathan Abresch, Univ. of Toronto
  • Late Medieval (Chiefly Middle English) Attitudes towards Dagged Clothing
    John Block Friedman, Independent Scholar
  • To Be or Not to Be Medieval: Costuming Maid Marian for Film and Television
    Sherron Lux, Library, San Jacinto College–North Campus

Session 543:Dress and Textiles III: Techniques

  • Loopy Clues: Unraveling Errors, Omissions, and Assumptions in Loop Braiding Instructions
    Cindy Myers, Independent Scholar
  • Early Knitting Techniques and Tools: Clues from Extant Middle Eastern Socks
    Jackie Oppelt, Independent Scholar
  • Cornettes: Variation and Change in a Fourteenth-Century Hairstyle
    Barbara Segal, Independent Scholar

Medieval Dress/Textile Arts Display and Demonstration

    A display of reproduction textile and dress items, handmade using medieval methods and materials. Items will include textiles, decorative treatments, garments, and dress accessories. Exhibitors will demonstrate techniques and be available to discuss the use of historical evidence in reproducing artifacts of material culture

International Medieval Congress at Leeds, England (July 11-14, 2011)


Session 220: Dress and Textiles: Rich, Poor, and Magical

  • Expensive and Cheap: The Cost of Embroidery and the Social Value of Its Creators in Anglo-Saxon England (Language: English)
    Alexandra M. Lester-Makin, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
  • Not Just Barefoot Barbarians: Textual Evidence of Footwear and Legwear in Medieval Wales (Language: English)
    Patricia Williams, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
  • The Shirt off His Back: Clothing as Currency in Medieval Ireland (Language: English) Mark Zumbuhl, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
  • Magical Material: The Supernatural Properties of Textiles and Clothing in Medieval and Later Belief (Language: English)
    Sarah E. M. Randles, Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne

Session 320: Dress, Textiles, and Status

  • The Queen's Gesture: A Rare Depiction of Tristan and Isolde on a Medieval Luxury Object (Language: English)
    Paula Mae Carns, Spanish, Italian & Portuguese Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Fine Fabrics and Coarse Clothes: Chrétien de Troyes's Subtle Weaving of Romance (Language: English)
    Monica L. Wright, Department of Modern Languages, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • Wearable Items as Gifts and Prizes in Froissart's Meliador (Language: English)
    Elysse T. Meredith, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, University of Edinburgh

Session 113: The Bayeux Tapestry: Poor Threads and Naked Figures for Rich Halls?

    Interpreting the Naked Figures in the Borders of the Bayeux Tapestry (Language: English)
    Christopher Monk, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester

    The Bayeux Tapestry and Its Victorian Facsimile (Language: English)
    Anna C. Henderson, University of Exeter Press / University of Manchester

  • 'Silver and Gold Had They None' (So We Have to Use Our Imagination) (Language: English)
    Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
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