Posted on 2015/12/11 by

A day in the life of my dream job: Colonial Williamsburg historic trades – The Margaret Hunter Shop, Milliners and Mantuamakers

Can you describe your working space. Be as detailed as you like. Ok, where to begin, first is that our larger overall working environment is on Duke of Gloucester St in the heart of the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. We’re on the side of the city close to the Capitol and other trades sites, Read More

Posted on 2015/12/07 by

Navigating Interdisciplinary Digital Media Labs: An Interview with Erica Lehrer, Director of CEREV

By Sabah Haider In this interview for the graduate seminar HUMA 888: Mess and Method [Fall 2015, “What is a Media Lab?” edition], Sabah Haider, PhD Student at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University interviews Dr. Erica Lehrer, Director of CEREV and Associate Professor, History and Sociology and Anthropology Read More

Posted on 2015/11/23 by

“What do you mean that noticing one thing can make the other things disappear?”: On Affective, Unpaid, and Invisible Labour

The Numbers In 2011, the American organisation VIDA (Women in Literary Arts) began publishing a yearly review of major literary publications that tallied the gender ratio of writers, reviewers, reviews, and pieces published. In 2012, the Canadian non-profit organisation CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) followed suit with their tally of gender inequity in the Canadian Read More

Posted on 2015/10/12 by

Weaving as Cultural Practice: What time of the year is it?

The selfie of my loom My loom is like a housewife’s ill-used treadmill.  It sits behind me in my office/studio beckoning me to ‘work’, to weave something, anything!  Instead, at this point in my life I really need to read stuff, write things.  My work table doesn’t hold fabric, waiting to be made into a Read More

Posted on 2015/09/30 by

Author and Authority: Creating Fashion Trends in Historical Re-enacting (Probe on Foucault’s ‘Author’)

As I begin my own process towards authorship, I have been thinking a great deal on how we create authorities out of persons who share their research. This has held exceptional resonance with me in my own work on Eighteenth Century fashion and how it is viewed by the community of re-enactors I belong to. Read More