Wednesday, 18 September 2013
This one-day AHRC-funded workshop was held at Northumbria University as part of the ‘Tailored Trades Tailored Trades: clothes, labour and professional identity 1880-1939’ research network. The event examines the role of clothes and textiles (especially uniforms) in the organisation of professional and social groups. Organised by Nicole Robertson (Northumbria University) and Vike Plock (University of Exeter), speakers included a member of the Histories of Activism group, Dr Charlotte Alston (Northumbria University), who presented a paper on ‘Ethics and Identity: Dressing for the Simple Life in the Late Nineteenth Century’. Other speakers included Dr Clare Rose (The Royal School of Needlework), Dr Laura Ugolini (University of Wolverhampton), Dr Geraldine Biddle-Perry (Central St Martins College of Art & Design) and Professor Mike French (University of Glasgow). Podcasts of the papers can be found here.