Monthly Archives: September 2013

Clothes Shopping Meets the Museum (An Introduction to Online Exhibits)

This week in our course “From Cotton to Kevalr,” Jon Olsen introduced us to basic concepts in design for web exhibits. First we read Paula Petrik’s discussion of the “Top Ten Mistakes in Academic Web Design,” which drew our collective … Continue reading

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What did the pilgrims wear? Not just black and white!

This past Monday, Marla Miller led our freshmen seminar at UMass on Historic Dress. The topic for the day was Puritan fashion and we asked the students to prepare for our discussion by reading a chapter by Lynne Bassett titled … Continue reading

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She made costume design really fascinating!

My colleague Kiki Smith is a wonder woman and it’s great to see her recognized. Check out this month’s Smith Alumnae Quarterly to see why. First, Kiki has put together an impressive symposium on Narratives of Women’s Dress Symposium, taking … Continue reading

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Off and running: the semester begins

I am writing these words wearing an iconic piece of clothing. But I didn’t understand just how iconic until yesterday, at the first class meeting of our freshman seminar “From Cotton to Kevlar: Historic Dress meets Digital Humanities.” The course, … Continue reading

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