IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1020: Cultural Activity and the Urban Economy

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama
Organisers:Sally-Beth MacLean, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Robert Tittler, Department of History, Concordia University, Montréal
Moderator/Chair:David M. Palliser, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1020-aMaking Magnificence: The Production and Consumption of Revels in Tudor London, 1485-1558
(Language: English)
Maria Anne Hayward, AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation & Textile Studies, University of Southampton
Index terms: Art History - General, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama, Social History
Paper 1020-bGentry Travels and Town Profits
(Language: English)
Barbara D. Palmer, Department of English, University of Mary Washington, Virginia
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama, Social History
Paper 1020-cThe Continuity of Regional Portraiture after the Reformation
(Language: English)
Robert Tittler, Department of History, Concordia University, Montréal
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Local History, Social History
Abstract

This panel presents three examples of the role of cultural and material production in English towns and cities towards the end of the Middle Ages. Maria Hayward considers the London-based experience of court expenditure on theatrical costumes and sets. Barbara Palmer treats the economic implications of gentry travel, especially travel connected with cultural activity, on the urban economy, drawing her evidence from several Midland towns. Robert Tittler treats the adaptation of traditional, often monastic-based, visual craftsmanship to the realities of post-Reformation patronage, using the experience of Chester as a case study.