About my research

smirkI am a part-time PhD student in Scotland. With the Brothers’ Grimm fairy-tale The Six Swans (KHM49) at the core, my research at the School of Textiles & Design ultimately explores the question of if/how dress representations of different historical contexts might alter a reader’s perception of an archetypal fairy tale character and if/how this might be applied to contemporary fashion design.

I engage in research-led practice: I am creating four Objects (dress) from four time periods (1200-1500) for the Sister character. It is also intradisciplinary e.g. history/social history: historical dress, material culture, extant objects; literature: fairy-tales (Märchenforschung in Germany), literary analysis, historical texts; experimental archaeology; object-orientated philosophy. This blog focuses on the historical dress/textiles aspect of my research.

Nicole

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  • October 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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    Dear Nicole,
    I am contacting you on behalf of the editorial office of scientific journal History – Questions – Problems (http://ucd.ff.cuni.cz/en/veda-a-vyzkum/historie-otazky-problemy/), which is issued by the Institute of Czech History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. For our next issue (2/2015, dedicated to Emperor Ferdinand I and his residence in Prague), we would like to use this picture: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/236157574187601565/ (1526 Schoen, Erhard: Porträt des Königs Ferdinand I. und der Königin Anna). You are the author.

    I would like to ask you about conditions of publishing it, with regard to copyright. Unfortunately, we don´t have any special budget for paying licences; the issuing of the journal is non-profit activity, but very seminal for scientific research in history. Please, could you give me any advice if we can just download the picture and use it, or to do it and add some special caption below, or if it´s impossible…?

    Thank you very much for your help,
    many regards from Prague, Josefína Matyášová
    responsible editor of HOP 2/2015

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    • November 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm
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      Dear Josefina,
      Apologies for having missed your comment. I’m afraid I can’t help you because the image is not copyrighted to me. Pinterest is a social image sharing tool, and I shared it from somewhere else. Have you done a Google search for it?
      Best wishes
      Nicole

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  • November 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm
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    Dear Nicole,
    thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I tried to find another appropriate copy, but we decided to solve it differently after all…
    Thank you once again, and congratulations to this very interesting blog! All the best, Josefína

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