Workshop 2

Uniforms and Identity

13 September 2013, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

This workshop analysed the role of clothes and textiles (especially uniforms) in the organisation of professional and social groups.

Please click on the lecture titles below to listen to the lectures and view the abstracts.


Dr Charlotte Alston (Northumbria University): Ethics and Identity: Dressing for the Simple Life in the Late Nineteenth Century

Dr Clare Rose (The Royal School of Needlework): Uniforms and Fashion in the Ready-to-Wear Clothing Industry before 1914

Dr Laura Ugolini (University of Wolverhampton): Men, Masculinities and Uniforms: British Soldiers, 1914-1918

Dr Geraldine Biddle-Perry (Central St Martins College of Art & Design): Fashioning Anti-Fascism: National Sporting Uniforms and Outdoor Leisure Clothing in Britain between the Wars

Professor Mike French (University of Glasgow): No Longer Frock Coats and Top Hats, but still Gentlemen: Appearances and Identities among Travelling Salesmen in Britain