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Talk: Body-makers and Farthingale-makers in Seventeenth-Century London

Hot on the heels on my talk on whalebone and early modern fashion, I recently gave another presentation about the work I’ve been doing on farthingale-makers and body-makers in late sixteenth and seventeenth-century London. This paper was given at...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 3 Sep 2020

Whalebone and Sixteenth Century Fashion

Recently I gave a talk on the use of whale baleen (otherwise known as whalebone) in fashion in sixteenth-century Europe, particularly England. The talk was recorded and is now online via the University of Melbourne Early Modern Circle website. Click on...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 20 Aug 2020

The tailoring Trade in Seventeenth-Century Oxford – Tales from the Bodleian Archive.

In 2018 I had the pleasure of being a David Walker Memorial visiting fellow at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. The Bodleian Library contains one of the largest collections of guild records (MS Morrell series) relating to tailoring outside of London....
From: Sarah A Bendall on 3 Apr 2020

Containing Coronavirus in Brussels

I have been conducting archival research in Belgium as a Fulbright Research Scholar and collaborating with colleagues at the Université Catholique de Louvain this semester, but the coronavirus pandemic has intervened and disrupted our plans. ...

The best places to obtain Early Modern Images for use in Publications

Most people do not realise (until they must go through the process) that sourcing rights and permissions for images to use in publications can be a tedious and very expensive process. I am currently sourcing images for my book and other projects, and...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 11 Mar 2020

Isabella d’Este’s Chemises – Translations from the 1539 Inventory

Seventeenth-century copy of Titian’s painting of Isabella. From the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam. I was recently asked to be an allied research on the ACIS project Textiles, Trade and Meaning in Italy: 1400-2018, particularly in relation to the clothing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 18 Oct 2019

New Italian Paleography Website

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has created a new Italian paleography website and digital resource. This resource will be incredibly useful resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in...

Historical Archivist Jobs

Many federal, state, and local government institutions offer historical archivist jobs, as do museums, corporations, and non-for-profit organizations. Historical archivists typically work with collections of personal papers, official records, company...

The Case of the “French Vardinggale”: A Methodological Approach to Reconstructing and Understanding Ephemeral Garments | New Research Article

Reconstruction of French Wheel Farthingale, c. 1610s Abstract: This article showcases experimental dress reconstruction as a valuable research tool for the historian. It presents a case study detailing how two underskirts of the sixteenth and seventeenth...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 5 May 2019

History of Women’s Rights in the News

A renewed search is on for the original signed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Megan Smith, who served in President Obama’s administration, has announced that a new plan to locate...

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern...

Italian Paleography Seminar

2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography July 8-26, 2019 Newberry Library Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 CRS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography,...

Bodies or Stays? Underwear or Outerwear? Seventeenth-century Foundation Garments explained.

Bodies and Stomacher of Dame Elizabeth Filmer (front), c. 1630-1650. Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester What should we call the torso-shaping female foundation garments of the seventeenth century? Were they pairs of bodies?...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 1 Jan 2019

Spanish Paleography Course

Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain A new MOOC on Spanish paleography is being launched: “Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography...

Le défi du chercheur bilingue dans un monde académique qui ne l’est pas

Joseph Gagné [For any reader who will not understand my French text, I apologize. This barrier illustrates exactly the problem I describe in the following.] Il y a un an, je publiais mon tout premier livre. J’ai récemment eu le plaisir...
From: Borealia on 31 Jul 2017

Religious History Fellowships in Florence

Istituto Sangalli (Sangalli Institute) is offering postdoctoral fellowships in religious history at the Medici Archive Project in Florence. The brief description reads: “The Sangalli Institute for the history and religious cultures offers the opportunity...

Early Thoughts on the Archives

…and now for something completely different. After last week’s performance workshops, this post moves us from the rehearsal space back to the library; I have been revisiting archival documents associated with the rise of the commercial playhouses...
From: Before Shakespeare on 12 Aug 2016

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.