Short Course: Medieval Fashion 1200 - 1500

August 19 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Since the Histories of Fashion and Art make for a rather good pair, I thought some readers might be interesting in this 10 week course which starts next month. The University of Glasgow are putting on a short course on the subject of Medieval Fashion 1200 - 1500.

According to the blurb:

Dress in Medieval society functioned as symbols of status and circumstance: from indicating economic levels (e.g. receivers of alms), marriage status of women, to social class at birth. People were conditioned to decode the complex signage system in dress, beyond and above our contemporary 'reading' of fashion. This course offers the opportunity to explore fashion during the High to Late Middle Ages (1200-1500) through investigating period art, literature and surviving textiles, and develop to an understanding of the meaning of high- status clothing. In this class we will do practical exercises, visual investigations, discussions, and where available, field visits.

This online course, which runs on Thursday Evenings, will begin on 23rd September 2021 and will cost £140 to attend. It seems that you don't need to be a student at the University to be able to attend.

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