Medieval Dress and Textile Annual Conference "Animals and Textiles"

November 13th, 2020 at 10am via zoom

We’re excited to be presenting “Animals Finely Wrought: An Exploration of Embroidered Beast” at this Saturday’s (May 8th) MEDATS Conference.  If you are interested in attending, you can register on their website.



South Central Renaissance Conference and the Queen Elizabeth I Society

November 13th, 2020 at 10am via zoom

We will be presenting "Elizabethan Embroidery: Gloriana’s Gifts and the Power of the Needle" via zoom at this online conference.  This paper was originally scheduled to be presented at the 2020 Conference and was reschedule to March 25-27, 2021


135th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

Cancelled: January 7-10, 2021

We will be presenting "Women Wielding Needles: Embroidery as a Vehicle to Examine the Lives of Women in Tudor England" as a part of the "Bodies, Hearts, and Hands: Recovering Gender in the Lives and Labor of Early Modern Women" panel hosted by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender at the 135th Annual meeting of the AHA.


Centuries of Cloth: Historical Approaches to the Study of Textiles

Online Conference January 12, 2021

We are excited to announce that our paper has been accepted to the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure's online Conference on historical approaches to the study of textiles. We will be presenting "Women’s Work Seen and Unseen: the Economic Influence of Needlework."


Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

November 13th, 2020 at 10am via zoom

We will be presenting "Modern Convenience vs. Historically Accurate Couture: The Dilemma of Period Textiles at Heritage Sites" via zoom.  This paper was originally scheduled to be presented at the 113th Annual meeting of the PCB of the AHA, exploring their theme of The Past is Always Present in historical studies, but the conference has been reorganized to be  presented online.


8th Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Cancelled: June 15-17, 2020

We are disappointed to announce that we will not be able to present our paper at this conference since is has been cancelled due to health and safety. concerns.We look forward to presenting "For the Woman of the House: Thomas Trevelyon’s Manuscript and Embroidery Patterns" at next year's conference.


SCRC & The Queen Elizabeth I Society

Cancelled: March 26-28, 2020

We were honored to have been accepted to present our paper "Elizabethan Embroidery: Gloriana's Gifts and the Power of the Needle" at the 2020 South Central Renaissance Conference, on the Queen Elizabeth I Society's Panel.  Unfortunately, this conference was cancelled due to the coronavirus.  We look forward to attending the 2021 Conference in Berkeley.


Ecclesiatical History Society Winter Meeting

January, 2020

We were pleased to present "A Woman's Communion: Embroidered Devotionals in Early Modern England," at the Ecclesiastical History Society Winter Meeting in Birmingham, England on Saturday, January 18th, 2020.

More information about the conference is available here.


Slices of Everyday Life Conference at the University of Cambridge

September, 2019

We were honored to present "Presence of the Needle: Embroidery in the Everyday Life of Early Modern Women," at the Slices of Everyday Lives conference at University of Cambridge, UK, on September 19th and 20th, 2019. 

More information about the conference is available here.