4th Fashioning the Early Modern workshop: Print Culture and Fashion Products

Event Date: 
Wed, 30/11/2011 - 10:00 to Thu, 01/12/2011 - 18:00
Livrustkammaren (Royal Armoury)
Stokcholm, Sweden

Organised by: Peter McNeil (University of Technology Sydney and Stockholm University) and Patrik Steorn (Stockholm University)

Print itself is both a materiality as well as a vehicle of representation. How did the meaning of various forms of fashion-related prints change as they were circulated in new contexts? What is the relationship of ‘fashion words’ and images? What are the mechanisms through which print – as news, trade-cards, respectful and satirical images – supported or undermined the spread of fashions, from head-piece to borders? This workshop aims to track the transmission of ideas about fashion in print as well as in practice – and their inter-relationship for the new readers of the eighteenth century.

On the first day of the workshop participants will be able to gain access to collections from a number of museums (the Nordic Museum, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Armory / Livrustkammaren). The second day of the workshop will focus on presentations and will give the opportunity to postgraduate students and young professionals to present their work and participate in the discussions.

A number of postgraduate student / early career bursaries will be offered for the attendance of the workshop (details to be announced in due course).

The workshop will be followed by an international symposium “Fashion in Translation”, 2 December 2011. The symposium is hosted by the Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University and is convened by Professor Peter McNeil and Dr Louise Wallenberg. The symposium is open to all; workshop participants are invited to attend.