International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 10-13, 2007)

Session 130: Dress and Textiles I: Clothing and Politics

  • Female Costume and Royal Patronage in the Fourteenth Century: The Case of Elizabeth the Elder, Queen of Hungary
    Annamaria Kovacs, Irving, TX (USA)
  • The Devil Made Them Wear It: The Politics of Satirizing Fashion in Poetry
    Anne Reaves, Marian College, Indianapolis, IN (USA)
  • Cloak and Dagger: Treason and Clothing in Tudor England
    Melanie Schuessler, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti (USA)

Session 223: Dress and Textiles II: Fabrics in Text and Life

  • Fabrics in French Medieval Literature: Toward a Taxonomy
    Monica L. Wright, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (USA)
  • Morality and Material Culture: Representation of Dress and Metaphorical Worth in Three Middle English Poems
    Patricia A. Price, California State University-San Marcos (USA)
  • Changes in the English Fifteenth-Century Cloth Industry and the Effect on Urban and Rural Clothmaking
    John Oldland, Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Quebec (CANADA)

Session 297: Dress and Textiles III: Dress in Art and Life

  • The Marriage of the Year (1027): Clothing and Society in Medieval Apulia
    Lucia Sinisi, Università di Bari (ITALY)
  • Dressing Up: Representations of Fashion on Some French Gothic Ivory Writing Tablets
    Paula Mae Carns, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
  • The Development of Men's Dress and Armor in the Quattrocento in Italy: Form and Function
    Jasmin W. Cyril, Ringwood, NJ (USA)

Session 362: Dress and Textiles IV: Extant Garments and Accessories

  • Hooked on Eyes: Scandinavian Decorative Hook and Eye Sets from the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
    Anne Marie Decker, Tracy’s Landing, MD (USA)
  • The Medieval Shepherd's Purse: Artifact or Artistic Motif?
    Heather Rose Jones, Oakland, CA (USA)
  • The Bare Essentials: The Sixteenth-Century Italian Underwear Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of New York
    Kathy Page, St. George, Ontario (CANADA)

In addition to the above sessions, DISTAFF presented a "Medieval Textile/Textile Arts Display and Demonstration," May 10, 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. DISTAFF members exhibited reproduction textile and dress items, handmade using medieval methods and materials, including textiles, decorative treatments, garments, and dress accessories. Exhibitors demonstrated techniques and were available to discuss the use of historic evidence in reproducing artifacts of material culture.