Justine De Young, History of Art, will discuss how she launched the Fashion History Timeline website in a webinar co-hosted by SUNY and the Open Education Consortium on March 6 at noon. It is part of the Open Pedagogy Webinar Series sponsored by the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe. De Young, the project’s director, will discuss the evolution of the website, the integration of the project into courses at FIT, and the timeline’s importance to the study of the history of fashion.
The Fashion History Timeline website offers well-researched, accessibly written entries on specific artworks, garments, and films for those interested in fashion and dress history. Started as a pilot project by FIT art history faculty and students in the fall of 2015, the project aims to be an important contribution to public knowledge of the history of fashion and to serve as a constantly growing and evolving resource for students, faculty, and anyone interested in fashion and dress history. It has over 600 entries written by 368 authors representing 41 different majors at FIT. Students from 19 classes have contributed to the timeline since its inception.
To participate in the webinar, register here; registration is free for FIT employees through the SUNY Center for Professional Development, but it is required.
For more information, contact De Young, (212) 217-4665.