The Structure of the Bayeux Tapestry

Date: 
03/14/2018 -
4:45pm to 6:00pm
image of Gale Owen Crocker
Location: 
The Index of Medieval Art, McCormick Hall
Speakers: 
Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Gale R. Owen-Crocker, BA, PhD, FSA, is Professor Emerita of The University of Manchester, UK, where, before her retirement, she was Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. She co-founded and co-edits with Robin Netherton the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. She was Director of the five-year Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project, which produced a publicly available, searchable database of medieval dress/textile terms in all languages of the British Isles: http://lexisproject.arts.manchester.ac.uk. She was chief editor of An Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c.450-1450 (2012) and is overseeing three online continuations of it. Her books include Dress in Anglo-Saxon England: Revised and Enlarged Edition (2004) and The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers (2012). With Elizabeth Coatsworth, she has produced three bibliographies for Oxford Bibliographies, a peer-reviewed online reference resource, on medieval dress, textiles, and textiles in art history; An Annotated Bibliography of Medieval Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450-1100 (2007); and Clothing the Past: Surviving Garments from Early Medieval to Early Modern Western Europe, which is due for publication early in 2018.