The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

17th-century Dress, Textiles and Portraiture: a visit to Gawthorpe Hall, Tuesday 14 May 2024

A day of specialist presentations and tours exploring the interconnections between dress, textiles and portraiture during the 17th century, organised by the Understanding British Portraits Network (UBP) and the Dress and Textiles Specialists (DATS). Aimed at museum professionals, researchers and academics, the study day will investigate some highlights from the Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth textiles collection and […]

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Conference: Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century

Strawberry Hill House, 15-16 February 2019 This international conference, hosted by St Mary’s University, Twickenham, National Trust, and Strawberry Hill House, complements the major exhibition of Horace Walpole collection, Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill. Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection. Walpole’s sexuality has been the object of speculation, historical enquiry and theoretical interest. In recent years, […]

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Call for Papers: Portraits & Poses: Representations of Female Intellectual Authority, Agency and Authorship in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe

Annual Conference of the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018 Conference: March 2019 This conference seeks to address the various modes and strategies through which female intellectuals (authors, scientists, educators, and others) sought to negotiate and legitimize their authority in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe (1600-1800). The 17th and 18th […]

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