IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 703: Talking about Textiles

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics and Fashion)
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 703-aThe Ambiguous Vocabulary of Textile Decoration: Obscuring the Artisan's Hand
(Language: English)
Sarah-Grace Heller, College of Humanities, Ohio State University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 703-bTextile Terms and Cultural Codes in Medieval Latin Sources: Vitta and Velum
(Language: English)
Olga Magoula, Department of Medieval History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 703-cControlled Vocabularies in the Research Process and Indexing
(Language: English)
Miranda Haddock, University Libraries, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The papers will examine ambiguity and shifting meaning in Old French and Latin texts, and the use of terminology in established bibliographies. The focus throughout will be on textile and clothing vocabulary.