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March 2018

Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the Middle Ages

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
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38th Annual Conference, Center for Medieval Studies Dress was a primary expression of identity in the European middle ages, when individuals made strategic choices about clothing and bodily adornment (including hairstyle, jewelry, and other accessories) in order to communicate gender, ethnicity, status, occupation, and other personal and group identities. Because outward appearances were often interpreted as a reliable reflection of inner selves, medieval dress, in its material embodiment as well as in literary and artistic representations, carried extraordinary moral and social…

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