Wednesday, 25 March 2015

MEDATS Spring Conference and AGM

Medieval Dress and Textiles Society

Saturday 30th May 2015
The Hall, The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
(Nearest tube Holborn or Russell Square. Buses: 59, 68, 168)

Occupational Dress


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome

10.15 David Rushworth: Fifteenth-Century Domestic Liveries

11.00 Tea/coffee. Opportunity to buy at the bookshop (cash/cheque only)

11.30 Dr Sven Hauschke: The “house books“ of the Nuremberg Twelve-Brothers-Foundation (1388-1806)

12.15 Dr Timothy Dawson: Law Enforcement Insignia and Uniforms in Constantinople, Tenth to Twelfth Centuries

1.00 Finger buffet lunch. Opportunity to buy at the bookshop (cash/cheque only)

1.45 Annual General Meeting (members of MEDATS only)

2.30 Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila: “All my sea clothes”: Mariners’ Dress in the Sixteenth Century

3.15 Tea/coffee. Opportunity to buy at the bookshop (cash/cheque only)

3.45 Glynis Hughes: The Cryes of London: Clothes of London Tradespeople Depicted in the Earliest Series of Prints Held at the Pepys Library

4.15 Recap and discussion

4.30 End of meeting

Ticket Prices

Single member ticket - £25
Non-member ticket - £30
Student ticket - £15
Dual (1 member + 1 non-member
booked together) - £50
Ticket price includes refreshments and a light finger buffet lunch.

For more information, or to book tickets, please visit the MEDATS website.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Brook Lecture in Middle English

Thursday, 16 April, 5.30pm
Christie Seminar Room, John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

Professor Stephanie Trigg
(University of Melbourne)

Changing Faces: The Dynamics of Facial Expression and Emotion in Middle English Literature

The Brook Lecture, part of the English and American Studies seminar series, honours the memory of G.L. Brook, Professor of English Language and Medieval English Literature at Manchester University, 1945–77. We are pleased to welcome as this year’s speaker Stephanie Trigg. Professor Trigg is the author of Shame and Honour: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter (2012), Congenial Souls: Reading Chaucer from Medieval to Postmodern (2002), and many articles. She is one of the Program Leaders of the Australian Research Council-funded Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Enquiries: David Matthews