Material & Visual Cultures of Dress in European Courts
(1300-1815)- château de Versailles - 4-5-6 June 2009
An international symposium devoted to the material and visual cultures of dress in the European courts (1300-1815) will be held in Versailles between the 4th and the 6th of June 2009. At the same time a big exhibition on court costumes (17th-18th centuries) will be held at the Versailles Palace (spring 2009). The symposium will deal with topics related to clothing in European courts with a larger chronological time frame, from the end of the Middle Ages, when a « body of fashion » was established and when the courts began to expand. It ends with the last splendour of the French imperial court.
The symposium of Versailles will give the opportunity to survey the current state of research in this field, consider the evolutions between 1300 and 1815, compare the courts and grasp their mutual influences. The conference will be at the crossroads of several fields of research: the Court Studies that have shown the court to be a central site of power and culture; the history of material culture and consumption; lastly the fields of the culture of appearances and those of visual cultures.
The symposium looks at three topics:
• The royal and princely wardrobes in Europe (1300-1815)
• The pictures of the way of dressing at courts in Europe (1300-1815)
• The court dress put on stage: stage, screen, podium (20th-21st c.)
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