The Early Modern Commons

Sarah A Bendall

Recent Posts

Early Modern Upcycling: Eighteenth-century shoes from the Joseph Box Collection at MAAS

15 October 2017

The Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, formerly the Powerhouse Museum, has an amazing collection of shoes that range from medieval work shoes to modern haute couture....

Apologies & an update!

29 September 2017

I just realised that it has been ages since I last posted anything, so apologies to all my blog followers! The last four months has been so hectic and now I’m only a few weeks...

Guest Blog Post: JHI Blog

22 May 2017

I recently contributed a post titled, ‘“He shall not haue so much as a buske-point from thee”: Examining notions of Gender through the lens of Material Culture’,...

French Farthingale Roll, c. 1600 | Part One: Pattern & Materials

16 April 2017

Ball at the Valois court, painting, French School, c, 1580. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes (detail)   French Farthingale Roll Part One: Pattern & Materials So far...