Topic outline

  • Week 1: Early Modern Women and Renaissance Fashion – Status, Court, and Politics (1500-1700)

    26 April 2023

    Guiding questions: How was fashion constructed and understood in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? How did women, like Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Christina of Sweden, use fashion to cultivate power and exert influence? What are distinct fashion features from this period? How were elite & non-elite fashions connected? 

    Guest speaker: Professor Paula Hohti

    Primary reading(s): 

    (PDF) Susan Vincent, “Fashioning Appearances”, in Dressing the Elite (Berg, 2003), pp. 23-41.

    (PDF) Paula Hohti, “Dress, Dissemination and Innovation”, in Fashioning the Early Modern: Dress, Textile, and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800, edited by Evelyn Welch (Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 143-165.

    Kandidaattikeskus(Otakaari 1) U401