The female Form through time: Google Arts and Culture exhibition Online resource curated by the Discovery Museum which shows how fashion, clothing and culture have dictated the female Silhouette in Western society form Victorian times to the present day. Includes images with short commentary.
Reality TV ? Does it harm mental health With the recent death of Love Island reality TV presenter Caroline Flack we have been reminded that a number of contestants on the show have tragically died in similar circumstances. What is the evidence about reality TV and its impact on mental health? The Mental Health Foundation has […]
A really great site for students created by Trevor Millum who studied History at Birmingham University before completing a PhD at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Visual Communication in Advertising. It is based on his PhD thesis with added content including advice on analysing images and further images added from the 21st century. The original […]
The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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A visual archive which draws upon resources taken from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration and The Illustration Archive. Themed sections on rational dress and bloomers, sports wear, work clothes, work and war explore the history of womens dress changes in the 19th/ 20th century and their relationship with women’s rights and feminism. See these marvellous 19th […]
Great New Project from Google Arts and Culture Offers which offers free access to 30,000 Digitized Images and VR Films of Fashion Pieces From 180 famous Archives, Museums and Others. It includes interesting essays on fashion icons, the origin of types of dress fashion, the social and economic context See this on the cost of […]
The Cooperative Supermarkets have called for a number of men’s magazines to tone down or remove images of women from their covers. The Guardian has a good coverage of the story. It also has a letter from lawyers on the topic. Marketing Week is also covering the issue. For further details on the campaign to […]
Freely available on National Australian web service, Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/aww This title has one of the largest circulations of popular women’s magazines in Australia. Its archive is of great relevance for students and researchers of social history as it includes colour images and contemporary advertising. Which are fascinating for tracing women’s history, advertising and popular culture […]
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/sisterhood/about.html A website from the British Library developed in association with Sussex University and the Women’s library. It Covers the oral history of the women’s liberation movement from the 1960s onwards. Site is divided into key themes with timelines, biographies, interviews and teachers resources. The latter include classroom notes, glossaries and links to related websites. […]
We now have access to: Fashion Theory: the journal of dress, body and culture (1997 – ) (which also includes access to Fashion Practice). Textile: the journal of cloth and culture (2003 -). Find them on Leicester Elink.