International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England (July 7-10, 2008)

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Session 524: Natural and Social Threads

  • A Survey of Coptic Textiles in Pennsylvania
    Linda M. Blowney, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
  • The Wet-Spinning of Flax
    Nahum Ben-Yehuda, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan (ISRAEL)
  • Dressing Up the Nuns: The Lingua Ignota and Hildegard of Bingen's Clothing
    Sarah Higley, University of Rochester, NY (USA)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 8-11, 2008)

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    Session 318: Dress and Textiles I: Makers and Methods

    • Rigid Heddle and Weaving Sword: Images of Band Weaving in the Manesse Codex
      Cindy Ruesink, Madison, IN (USA)
    • The Sign of Some Degree: The "Mystery" of Capping
      Kirstie Buckland, The Knitting History Forum (UK)
    • Silk Dyers and the Growth of Fashion in Late Medieval Italy
      Carole Collier Frick, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (USA)

    Session 398: Dress and Textiles II: Clothing and the Church

    • Investing a Vestment with Value: The Interpretation of the Pallium in the Latin Church (c. 800-c. 1200)
      Steven A. Schoenig, S.J., Columbia University, New York City (USA)
    • Taking the Veil: Anglo-Saxon Women Religious and Liminal Symbolism
      Janet Gilligan, Wayne State College, NE (USA)
    • Female Saints in Rupestrian Paintings in Apulia and Basilicata: Tradition or Fashion?
      Luisa Derosa, University of Bari (ITALY)
    • Donations from the Body for the Soul: Apparel, Devotion, and Status in Late Medieval Strasbourg
      Charlotte A. Stanford, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (USA)

    Session 455: Dress and Textiles III: Clothing, Critics, and Class

    • Dressing Up in Sin: Pride and Clothing in Nicole Bozon's "Char d'Orgueil"
      Laurie Postlewate, Barnard College, New York City (USA)
    • Women's Dress in Renaissance Venice: Matron or Courtesan?
      Jasmin Cyril, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant (USA)
    • "Mighty in her Resources but Mightier in Virtue": The Female Image as a Personification of Renaissance Venice
      Tawny Sherrill, California State University, Long Beach (USA)

    Session 506: Dress and Textiles IV: Dress in Art and Life

    • Three Embroidered Alms Purses: The Process of Production in Paris at the Beginning of the 14th Century
      Nancy Feldman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (USA)
    • Your Mommy Dresses You Funny: A Comparison of Personal and Professional Clothing Construction Techniques in Late Antiquity
      Linda M. Blowney, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
    • Anomaly or Sole Survivor? The Impruneta Cushion and Early Italian Patchwork
      Lisa Evans, Easthampton, MA (USA)
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