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Stitches in Time: (Ad)dressing History

Page last published: 03 Aug 2012

stitches in time

Join some of Australia's experts in exploring the meanings of dress through history: from Sydney streets to the courts of Renaissance Europe.

Hosted by Macquarie University and State Library of NSW as part of History Week 2012

Event details

  • When: Tuesday 11 September 2012
  • Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Cost: free (bookings essential)
  • Contact: Elizabeth Reid on 9850 8879 or historyweek@mq.edu.au
  • For more information about History Week visit www.historyweek.com.au

Schedule

9:30 - 9:40
Registration   
9:40-9:45 Welcome
9:45-10:40 KEYNOTE by Associate Professor Margaret Maynard: "Deceptive Habits"
10:40-10:45 Break
EARLY MODERN COSTUME HISTORY DISCUSSION PANEL and 1st SPEAKER
10:45-11:45

Panel discussion

Nicholas Scott Baker, Elizabeth Reid and John Gagné:
"Fashion, politics and deception in Early Modern Europe"

11:45-12:15 Margot Riley: "FLASH BACK: fashion photography at the SLNSW"
12:15- 1:00 Lunch
INTERPRETATION OF CLOTHING IN CREATIVE MEDIA
1:00-1:30 Peter Corrigan:"Clothing in Utopian Societies"
1:30-2:00 Victoria Flanagan: "Delving into the Closet: Cross-dressing in Children's Literature"
2:00-2:30 Fiona Reilly: "Dags, divas, bag ladies and old men: dressing characters for theatre, film and television."
2:30-3:00 Sally Gray: "A Tale of Two [or three or four] Cities: Sydney Fashionability in the 1970s and 80s"
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee break
AUSTRALIAN COSTUME HISTORY
3:30 -4:00 Lindie Ward: "Stories of Love and Loss"
4:00-4:30 Melissa Bellanta: "Queen James and the Larrikin King: Homosexuality and flash street style in turn-of-the-twentieth century Australia"
4:30-5:00 Liz Conor:
'Clad in their Complexions' or 'Imperfectly Clad: Settler Ambivalence about the Clothed Native"

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