New Book | Ten Kings’ Clothes: Royal Danish Dress, 1596–1863

Posted in books by Editor on January 30, 2023

Distributed by Yale UP:

Katia Johansen, Ten Kings’ Clothes: Royal Danish Dress, 1596–1863 (Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 2022), 496 pages, ISBN: 978-0300266764, $80.

CoverA richly illustrated glimpse into the magnificent collection of seventeenth-century men’s dress from the Danish kings’ wardrobes

Ten Kings’ Clothes: Royal Danish Dress, 1596–1863 presents the unparalleled collection of male dress belonging to the Danish kings from Christian IV to Frederik VII. The incomparable research showcases the collection of each monarch, put into context against the backdrop of pivotal moments in Danish history, the networks of supply, and the production and circulation of luxury goods. Richly illustrated with portraits, prints, and the stunning garments, extended entries and hand-drafted patterns allow a detailed and technical appreciation of each item. The historical garments tell the story not only of the kings’ coronations and weddings but also of everyday life at court, including the contributions of tailors, embroiderers, valets, portrait artists, castle stewards, and laundresses. The book includes a foreword written by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Katia Johansen is a renowned author, lecturer, and teacher of textile conservation, exhibition techniques, and costume history. She is the former textile conservator and costume curator at The Royal Danish Collections at Rosenborg Castle, Denmark, where she worked for over 35 years.

Research Group | French Cultural Seminar, University of Warsaw

Posted in graduate students by Editor on January 30, 2023

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From the University of Warsaw’s Centre de civilisation française (which includes the invitation in French) . . .

Dear Doctoral Students,

The French Cultural Center at the University of Warsaw invites you to participate in the Outils et méthodes de la recherche en sciences humaines doctoral seminar. This doctoral seminar aims to bring together young researchers dealing with aspects related to French culture. Representatives of all fields of the humanities are invited to cooperate. Our goal is to create a research group that will meet regularly and conduct joint cross-disciplinary research. The seminar is open to all members of the academic community.

The meetings will be held twice a month from February 2023 to June 2023 in the Center’s Library from 4.30 to 7.00pm. The seminar will be held in English or French. The topics of the meetings will vary depending on the needs and interests of the participants. Proposed topics include:
• Discussions of new scientific literature
• Discussions on new methodologies in French research
• Presentations prepared by seminar participants
• Short lectures by invited guests — discussions of publications, methodological lectures, lectures explaining the practical aspects of scientific research related to French culture (e.g. French archives, scientific databases, etc.)
The seminar will end with a round-table discussion summarizing the cycle and the publication of peer-reviewed texts presented by PhD students.

The first organizational meeting will take place on 10 February 2023 at 10.00am in the Library of the French Cultural Center or via Zoom. Willingness to participate in the seminar, along with any questions, should be sent to Emma Kołodziejek, e.kolodziejek@uw.edu.pl.

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