Dress Culture in Imperial Russia
29-31 March, 2016
Russian dress culture is located at a nexus of intersecting histories: of Russia's relationship with the East and West; of attitudes towards gender and sexuality; of ethnic, social and religious identity; of industrial and technological change; and of ideological and aesthetic developments. This three-day workshop, sponsored by Durham University's and the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies, will explore Russian dress culture of the Imperial period from a range of disciplinary and comparative perspectives. The workshop will bring together researchers in art history, cultural, literary, historical, museum, fashion and textile studies, in order to examine dress culture from the reign of Peter the Great to the October Revolution.
The workshop programme, full abstracts and the list of participants will be available online soon.
The 18th-century Russian woodcut (lubok) 'The Barber Wants to Cut the Old-Believer's Beard,' which satirizes Peter I's decree is courtesy of museum.ru