Serena Dyer is about to start work on an ESRC funded PhD at the University of Warwick, entitled ‘Alteration and Authenticity: The Afterlife of Eighteenth-Century Dress’. Her work focuses on the motivations behind the alteration of dress and the influence of these changes on the identity of garments as material objects.
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5 March 2014
Britain is known for its bad weather and, with the recent wind, rain, and flooding bombarding the country, people have been reaching for their raincoats, umbrellas, and wellington boots...
22 January 2014
An update on my research on the quilted breeches is now live on Your Wardrobe Unlock’d! My original posts about these breeches are here and here. If you have any new insights...
22 July 2013
In reviewing Ruth Goodman’s new book, How to be a Victorian, Matthew Sweet expressed some concerns about the usefulness of historical re-enactment based research as an academically...
16 July 2013
Take a look at my latest post for Unmaking Things, on Fabricating Protection and Morality in the Domestic Interior: Wall-Coverings, Table Clothes and Upholstery.