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Sophie Pitman

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20172020

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Artistic and research interests

Sophie Pitman is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the ERC Project, Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups and the Material and Cultural Significance of Clothing in Europe 1550–1650, based at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. She was previously a Lecturer in History and Postdoctoral Scholar on the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University, and received her PhD in History from Cambridge University in 2017.

Sophie works on early modern clothing and material culture and is responsible for the reconstruction experiments on the Refashioning the Renaissance Project. As part of the project, she is also researching extant objects of popular fashion across Europe, and is also exploring how imitation materials enabled the non-elite to dress fashionably. She is interested in reconstruction as a methodology for historians.

Sophie is working on turning her PhD on clothing in early modern London into a book, as well as projects on dyes and colour in the early modern period, and tailoring during and after the English Civil War. She has published on luxury consumption and self-fashioning in a seventeenth century account book and on English sumptuary laws and is currently co-editing a volume on 'Spaces of Making and Thinking' with Tianna Uchacz and Colin Murray.

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Research Output

Black Color for Dyeing, and the Place of Textiles in BnF Ms. Fr. 640

Pitman, S., 2020, The Making and Knowing Project, Pamela H. Smith, Naomi Rosenkranz, Tianna Helena Uchacz, Tillmann Taape, Clément Godbarge, Sophie Pitman, Jenny Boulboullé, Joel Klein, Donna Bilak, Marc Smith, and Terry Catapano, eds, Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France. A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640, http://edition640.makingandknowing.org.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Daily Life and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe: A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640

Pitman, S., 2020, Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France : A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640 . Smith, P., Rosenkranz, N., Uchacz, T., Taape, T., Goodbarge, C., Pitman, S., Boulboullé, J., Klein, J., Bilak, D., Smith, M. & Catapano, T. (eds.). online ed. New York: Columbia University

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access
  • Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640

    Smith, P. (ed.), Rosenkranz, N. (ed.), Uchacz, T. (ed.), Taape, T. (ed.), Goodbarge, C. (ed.), Pitman, S. (ed.), Boulboullé, J. (ed.), Klein, J. (ed.), Bilak, D. (ed.), Smith, M. (ed.) & Catapano, T. (ed.), 2020, New York.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

    Open Access

    The Matter of Ephemeral Art: Craft, spectacle, and power in early modern Europe

    Pitman, S., Smith, P., Uchacz, T., Taape, T. & Debuiche, C., 2020, In : RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY. 73, 1, p. 78-131

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Visual and Literary Depictions of Shopping

    Pitman, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) A Cultural History of Shopping in the Early Modern Era. Reinke-Williams, T. (ed.). (A Cultural History of Shopping).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Projects

    Activities

    Fake it ‘til you Make It: Imitation in Early Modern Clothes and Accessories

    Sophie Pitman (Organiser), Michele Nicole Robinson (Participant), Paula Hohti Erichsen (Participant), Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (Participant), Piia Lempiäinen (Participant), Timothy McCall (Participant)
    10 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    File

    Course on historical textile technology, weave structures and weaving

    Paula Hohti Erichsen (Participant), Sophie Pitman (Participant)
    21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Colour workshop hosted by Making and Knowing Project

    Paula Hohti (Member), Michele Nicole Robinson (Participant), Sophie Pitman (Organiser), Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (Participant)
    22 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Historical Bobbin Lace Making Workshop

    Paula Hohti (Member), Michele Nicole Robinson (Participant), Sophie Pitman (Participant), Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen (Participant)
    23 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Press / Media

    Weaving Knowledge: Looms of Banraijaisook

    Sophie Pitman

    22/01/201901/10/2019

    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Media appearance