Conference: Embroidery and Storytelling


International Conference-“Embroidery and Storytelling”
Rouen, France
December 10 and 11, 2009
Registration: Free

This conference features many international speakers and a trip to Bayeux, guided tour of the Bayeux Tapestry with commentaries by Madame Lemagnen, Curator of the Bayeux Museum. Session themes include From Female Achievement to Female Expression, The Embroidered Stitch of History, and Embroidery as a Narrative.

Using the Bayeux tapestry as a reference, considering its influence on the Overlord Embroidery exhibited in Portsmouth, Britain or the Ros Tapestry in Ireland, we address the question of the choice of textile as a medium adapted to writing or rewriting history. We will see that the appropriation of a feminine or popular form of art can give birth to a new form of propaganda but can also open official channels to new voices.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together curators, artists and academics who specialise in history, sociology, arts, cultural studies or literature.

Professor Nicole TERRIEN

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