Impressionable Bodies: Exploring Dress and Adornment in the Ashmolean Museum

Course details

Code
O19P175AHJ
Fees
From £106.00

Date
Sat 25 Jan 2020
Time
9:30am-5:00pm

Impressionable Bodies: Exploring Dress and Adornment in the Ashmolean Museum

Overview

Augmented by garments, jewellery, painting and perfumes, the human body is a powerful thing in all societies, past and present. Dress can make bodies almost endlessly flexible. Dress can oppress as well as empower, and it can create and challenge gender identities. For many, dress has spiritual or religious aspects, and for almost everybody, dress creates senses of ‘us’ and ‘them’. This is what makes dress and adornment fascinating subjects of study in so many different fields of academic enquiry, including archaeology, anthropology and art history.

Join us for a series of interactive talks and exploratory tours focusing on the subject of dress and adornment in the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum. We will delve into the archaeology and history of dress, from the Ancient Egyptians, Minoans and Greeks through to the inhabitants of Medieval Europe. Introductory and concluding talks will also outline how archaeologists and historians have tended to approach and make sense of dress and the impressionable human body.

 

Programme details

SATURDAY 25th JANUARY 2020

Being held at the Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

 

9.30am            Registration

9.45am            Introduction: dress and adornment in cross-cultural 

                        perspective

                        Toby Martin

10.15am          Case Study 1: Dress like an Ancient Egyptian

                        Rosalind Janssen

11.30am          Coffee/tea

12.00pm         Case study 2: The Aegean world: from the Minoans to the

                       age of Alexander

                       Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

1.15pm           Lunch

2.15pm          Case Study 3: The body and adornment in later Medieval

                      Europe

                      Eleanor Standley

3.30pm          Tea/coffee

4.00pm         Sights, sounds and fragrances: making sense of dress

                      Toby Martin

5.00pm         Course disperses

 

 

 

 

Fees

Description Costs
Tuition only £106.00
Catering option - see right-hand column. £20.00

Funding

If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses

 

Tutors

Mrs Rosalind Janssen

Speaker

Rosalind Janssen, MTh, MA, MSc, MTeach, PGCE, BA (Hons), is Honorary Lecturer in Education at UCL's  Institute of Education. 

Dr Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

Speaker

Currently Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History (Greek History and Culture), University of Exeter and Tutor in Archaeology, OUDCE.

Dr Eleanor Standley

Speaker

Associate Professor of Later Medieval Archaeology & Curator of Medieval Archaeology, University of Oxford

Toby Martin

Speaker and Director of Studies

Departmental Lecturer, Department For Continuing Education, University of Oxford

Accommodation

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.