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Hilary Davidson

Editorial Board Member


Hilary Davidson is a dress and textile historian and curator, currently Honorary Associate in the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the University of Sydney and completing a PhD at La Trobe, Melbourne. After training as a shoemaker, she completed an MA in the History of Textiles and Dress at Winchester School of Art (2004). Hilary was curator of fashion and decorative arts at the Museum of London (2007-2012) and network facilitator of the AHRC Early Modern Dress and Textile Research Network (2007-2009). Hilary lectures at universities and institutions internationally, and has presented on BBC documentaries. Her research and publications encompass clothing cultures of the medieval, early modern and Regency periods; archaeological textiles; magical shoes; material culture and emotions history; cultural myth narratives; and haptic and experiential knowledges. Dress in the Regency is forthcoming with Yale University Press (2018).