Network Conference

Clothes, Working Lives and Social Change (1880-1939)

Two-Day International Conference

(Bishopsgate Institute, London 12–13 September 2014)


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Eugenia Paulicelli (Queen’s College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Professor Lou Taylor (University of Brighton)


This cross-disciplinary conference explored the relationship between work, clothes and social change at the turn of the twentieth century.

Hosted by the Bishopsgate Institute in London’s East End, this interdisciplinary conference brought together scholars from the Humanities, the Social Sciences and the Creative Arts who have research interests in the intersecting histories of clothes and labour at the turn of the twentieth century.

Network conference poster

Network conference programme