Talks

Selected Presentations and Talks

‘Body-makers, farthingale-makers and the changing textile marketplace in seventeenth-century London’, History Brown Bag Webinar Series, The University of Melbourne, 3 September 2020. Invited. Watch the talk online here. 
“‘Ffor Whalesbone to it’: The Baleen Trade and Fashion in Sixteenth-Century Europe”, The Early Modern Circle, The University of Melbourne, 17 August 2020. Invited.
Watch the talk online here.
“Disrupting Hegemonic Masculinity: Hat Badges and Mercenary Identity during the Habsburg-Valois Italian Wars”, AAANZ Conference: Encounters, University of Auckland, 3-6 December 2019. Selected.
“Writing a History of Craftspeople and Tacit Skill: Tailors, Body-makers and Farthingale-makers in Seventeenth-Century England”, Plenary Panel at Postgraduate History Conference, University of Sydney. 22 November 2019. Invited.
“They do swarm through all parts of London: The place of the Body-making and Farthingale-making trades in the Textile Industries of Seventeenth-Century London”, History on a Wednesday, University of Sydney.  16 October 2019. Invited.
“Historical dress reconstruction: accessing female experience in early modern studies”, Doing Feminist History: A Symposium for Emerging Historians, University of Technology Sydney, 29 August 2019. Selected.
“Response to Tim McCall: Historical Reconstruction”, Masterclass: Fashion & Power in Premodern Europe, University of Sydney, 2 August 2019. Invited.
“The Body Makers: Making and Buying Foundation Garments in Early Modern England”, Sydney Feminist History Group, University of Technology Sydney. 27 June 2019. Invited.
“Enseignes and Hat Badges: Fashioning Allegiances, Masculinity and Power during the Italian Wars”, 12th Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference: Categories, Boundaries, Horizons, University of Sydney, 5-8 February 2019. Selected.
“The case of the ‘french vardinggale’: A Methodological Approach to Reconstructing and Understanding Ephemeral Garments”, Fashion Studies: An International Perspective, University of Technology Sydney. 6-7 April 2018. Invited.
“Sewing ‘deform’d’ fashions: Understanding Women’s Experiences & Challenging Historical Myths with Historical Dress Reproduction”, Fashioning Dress: Sewing and Skill, 1500-1850, University of Warwick, Coventry. 19 May 2017. Selected.
“‘Our Countrey girles are a kin to your London Courtiers’: The Dissemination of Structural Undergarments and the Changing Hierarchy of Appearances in Seventeenth-century England”, Objects and Possessions: Material Goods in a Changing World 1200-1800, University of Southampton.  3-6 April 2017.  Selected.
“Shaping Silhouettes, Shaping Femininity: Constituting Femininity Through Structural Undergarments in England, 1560–1680”, Gender Worlds, 500-1800: New Perspectives, The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies & Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group XXII Annual Conference, The University of Western Australia. 8 October 2016. Selected.
“Shaping Silhouettes, Shaping Femininity: Constituting Femininity Through Structural Undergarments in England, 1560–1680”, Gender Worlds, 500-1800: New Perspectives, The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies & Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group XXII Annual Conference, The University of Western Australia. 8 October 2016. Selected.
““Nothing is fashionable, till it bee deform’d’: The Artificial Body and Disputed Visions of Femininity in early Seventeenth-Century England”, Material In Formation New Research on Dress Symposium, Department of Art History & The Power Institute, University of Sydney. 19 August 2016. Invited.
“Writing Love on the Body: The Busk and Romantic Love in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century England and France”, Romantic Rituals: ‘Making Love’ in Europe c. 1600-Present, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide. 4 July 2016. Selected.
“Sewing Deform’d Fashions: Making and Knowing with Reconstruction in Early Modern Dress History”, Addressing Absence: Sources for Exploring Dress and the Body, History on a Monday, University of Sydney. 16 May 2016. Invited.
“Making Deform’d Fashions: The Merits of Reconstruction in Early Modern Dress History”, Art History & Film Studies Research Seminars, University of Sydney. 17 March 2016. Invited.
“Imagining Farthingales: Women, the Farthingale and the Transgression of Space in England and France during the long Seventeenth Century”, Matter and Materiality in the Early Modern World, University of Cambridge. 12 June 2015. Selected.
“‘What use are these farthingales, If not to generate scandal?’: The farthingale, Women and sexual (in)discretion in England and France, 1550-1620”, Early modern Forum, Kings College London. 18 March 2015. Invited.