CFP « Dressing global bodies: Clothing cultures, politics and economies in globalizing eras, c. 1600s-1900s »

The clothes on our backs…are intimately connected with bodily experiences, cultural, social and gender portrayals. Economies of fashioning and re-fashioning demonstrate multiple priorities across place and time. The materialities of fashion are shaped by global flows of cloth and beads, furs, ready-made and second-hand apparel, in dynamic processes of exchange.

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Journée d’étude: « Masculinity and the Body in Britain, 1500-1900 »

University of Northampton, Thursday 18 June 2015

2015 is a significant milestone in the history of masculinity and the body, marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Laqueur’s Making Sex: Gender and the Body from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990); the 20thanniversary of the publication of Anthony Fletcher’s Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800 (Yale University Press, 1995); and the 10th anniversary of the publication of a special edition of  the Journal of British Studies, co-edited by Alexandra Shepard and Karen Harvey, in which the contributors responded to the question ‘what have historians done with masculinity?’  This one-day symposium, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, will offer opportunities for critical reengagement with this scholarship by considering how men’s bodies shaped gendered identities across four centuries in which major shifts in understandings of the body did much to shape modern ideas and practices of gender.

To book click here or follow this link for the schedule​

Start Date: 18 June 2015
End Date: 18 June 2015
Location: University of Northampton