International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 12-15, 2011))

Session 243:Dress and Textiles I: Documentary Evidence

  • Textiles and Dress in the Household Accounts and Inventories of Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443–1509)
    Susan Powell, Univ. of Salford
  • Histoires and Misteres : Understanding Medieval Tapestry
    Tina Kane, Tina Kane Textile Conservation and Restoration
  • “Translating” a Queen: The Wardrobe of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots
    Michelle Beer, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
  • Juana of Portugal’s Farthingale: Rumors of Scandal and Shame
    Emma Lehman, Independent Scholar

Session 301: Dress and Textiles II: Implications and Interpretations

  • Lanval’s Lady: An Uncovering
    Monica L. Wright, Univ. of Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Cosmographic Coverings: Textile Language in Alan of Lille’s Plaint of Nature
    Jonathan Abresch, Univ. of Toronto
  • Late Medieval (Chiefly Middle English) Attitudes towards Dagged Clothing
    John Block Friedman, Independent Scholar
  • To Be or Not to Be Medieval: Costuming Maid Marian for Film and Television
    Sherron Lux, Library, San Jacinto College–North Campus

Session 543:Dress and Textiles III: Techniques

  • Loopy Clues: Unraveling Errors, Omissions, and Assumptions in Loop Braiding Instructions
    Cindy Myers, Independent Scholar
  • Early Knitting Techniques and Tools: Clues from Extant Middle Eastern Socks
    Jackie Oppelt, Independent Scholar
  • Cornettes: Variation and Change in a Fourteenth-Century Hairstyle
    Barbara Segal, Independent Scholar

Medieval Dress/Textile Arts Display and Demonstration

    A display of reproduction textile and dress items, handmade using medieval methods and materials. Items will include textiles, decorative treatments, garments, and dress accessories. Exhibitors will demonstrate techniques and be available to discuss the use of historical evidence in reproducing artifacts of material culture