Robin Netherton to Lecture at University of Illinois

All Things Medieval, the student interest group at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and the Shire of Swordcliffe, will host a free day-long seminar by medieval clothing expert Robin Netherton. The Shire of Swordcliffe, in conjunction with the student body of the University of Illinois-Springfield, presents:

Women's Costume in the 14th & 15th Centuries -- an all-day seminar with Robin Netherton, historic clothing researcher.

Ms. Netherton will be lecturing on feminine clothing styles of the 14th and 15th centuries. Ms. Netherton will present five lectures:

* The Gothic Fitted Dress
* The Greenland Gored Gown
* Will the Real Sideless Surcote Please Stand Up?
* The 15th-Century V-Neck Gown
* The Problem of Women's Heraldic Dress

When: Saturday, March 13, 2004

Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois, Springfield IL
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

Directions: Please use the UIS link to find your best directions to the site: Use parking lot B and enter Brookens Library at any door. Take the elevator (or stairs) to the 1st floor - turn to your right and follow the hallway to our registration area.

Times: Site opens 8:30 AM for a continental breakfast (beverages and muffins). Lectures begin at approximately 9:30 AM. Site closes 6:00 PM; a locally-based post-event social gathering to be announced and publicized on the sponsoring groups website, see below for links.

Fees: This is a FREE seminar presented by All Things Medieval, the student interest group on campus. The auditorium seats 200 and seating is on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so please contact the event organizer to reserve a seat. This will also help ensure there is an adequate supply of muffins available.

Listing of Activities: This is a day of lectures presented in a modern-era atmosphere. While co-sponsored by the local SCA group, period attire is not required to attend the seminars. Please come dressed for a day of education and friendly hanging-out.

Other Notes: No childcare is provided. The site is fully handicap accessible. Website for event can be accessed by clicking on the header above.

Event Organizer:

Mary Conrad (SCA / Baroness Anntionette Rose)
c/o: Shire of Swordcliffe / Shane Guernsey
612 St. Mary's Avenue,
Springfield IL 62702
Autocrat phone: 217-898-6509 (cell phone, preferred hours for contact are after 9PM CST or at reasonable hours between 7PM Fridays & 7AM Mondays -- gotta love the free minutes thing!)