Research and Engagement

Dressed in c.1780 clothing to present eighteenth-century dressmaking techniques to the public at National Museums Scotland, June 2019
Photo by Simon Lees; editing by Lauren Stowell
Dressed in reproduction c.1318 clothing to give a public presentation for the 700th anniversary of the consecration of St Andrews Cathedral, in partnership with the University of St Andrews and Fife Pilgrim Way, in 2018




Selected Presentations

Conference presentation: Kings and Queens 10 – Royal Patronage: Material Culture, Built Heritage & the Reach of the Crown, University of the Highlands and Islands, 29 June-2 July 2021
Paper: ‘Livery, Royal Identity, and Visual Organisation in the Scottish Royal Household, 1473-1543’

Conference presentation: International Medieval Congress Leeds, University of Leeds, 1-4 July 2019
Paper: ‘Devout or Devious? The Misuse and Reinterpretation of the Archetypal Pilgrimage Outfit’

Workshop organisation: Dress and Décor in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland, University of Glasgow, 9-10 April 2019, funded by Historic Environment Scotland

Conference presentation: Renaissance Society of America, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019
Paper: ‘Finding Material and Performative Memories of James III in the Political Strategy of James IV’

Conference presentation: Kings and Queens 7, University of Winchester, 9-12 July 2018
Paper: ‘Material Mourning, Majesty, and Meaning: Political Display and Public Grief in the Dress and Décor of Scottish Royal Funerals, 1537-1542’

Conference organisation: Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700, University of St Andrews, 23-24 March 2018, funded by the Institute for Scottish Historical Research

Selected Public Engagement

Guest video presentation on Scottish evidence for early ‘French Hood’ headdresses (c.1500s-1520s)

Public presentation: Grand Tour of the West Highland Museum’s Top 100 Objects, Open Virtual Worlds/West Highland Museum, 9 February 2021

Public roundtable lectures: Heritage at Home, Smart History (online), 14 May, 12 June, & 10 December 2020

Exhibition content: Divine and Human: An Exhibition on the History of Religion in St Andrews, Open Virtual Worlds/Holy Trinity Action Group, July-October 2019

Public workshop: The Isabella Project: a 1785 Wedding Gown in a Weekend, National Museums Scotland, 29-30 June 2019

Public Lecture: ‘The Signs of a Scottish Pilgrim: Dress and Lay Devotion in Medieval Scotland’, Public Lecture for Fife Pilgrim Way, St Andrews, 7 August 2018

Public Lecture: ‘An Exceptional and Prestigious Church – A Walk Celebrating 700 Years of St Andrews Cathedral in Collaboration with Fife Pilgrim Way’, with Bess Rhodes, University of St Andrews, 1 July 2018

%d bloggers like this: