I am a material cultural historian who specialises in nineteenth and early twentieth century dress and theatre costume.
My object centred, interdisciplinary, approach to research has been influenced by the decade I have spent working in the Heritage Sector, together with my academic training (which includes a joint honours BA in English Literature and History and an MA in Museum and Gallery Studies: Specialising in the History of Textiles and Dress).
My PhD thesis ‘Dressing the Part’ Ellen Terry (1847-1928): Towards a Methodology for Analysing Historic Theatre Costume, (2016) was carried out in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Performance, Victoria & Albert Museum and Smallhythe Place, National Trust.
I am currently developing my research into Ellen Terry and carrying out further research into key developments which took place in the design and creation of costume during the long 19th Century
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- Ellen Terry
- Stage Costume
- 19th Century
- Material Culture
- Intersections between fashions and movements with art, dress and costume.