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Gender Development Research Centre


Ellen Robertson, PhD candidate in the GDRC, will be giving a seminar entitled 'Dressing the Self/Other in Greek Drama, Italian Opera and Rural Albania' as part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN) Series (CIPN) fortnightly Tuesday seminar series on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Ellen will be presenting at a session at the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network on ‘Dressing the self/other in Greek drama, Italian opera and rural Albania’ (27th November, 5.30-7.00 p.m., SG1 in the Alison Richards Building on the Sidgwick Site).


Dr Rosie Wyles is a Lecturer in Classical History and Literature at the University of Kent. She has worked extensively on Greek Drama and Pantomime with a particular focus on the role of the costume in staging and reception. Rosie has been intensely involved with the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford and is the author of Costume in Greek Tragedy (2011).

Ellen Robertson-Martinez is a PhD candidate in social psychology and a member of the Gender Development Research Centre at  the University of Cambridge. Ellen's work focuses on the traditional Albanian custom of the 'Sworn Virgins', whereby women live as men in dress, performance and social interaction to fill men's positions in deeply patriarchal rural communities. 

Matteo Augello is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Fashion Curation at the London College of Fashion and a former freelance researcher for the V&A opera exhibition in 2017. His work is particularly interested in performance history and the agency of costumes and explores both costume and performance as research tools accessing knowledge beyond archival findings. From this perspective, he has explored the figure of the prima donna in a recent performance lecture.

The Performance Network brings together an interdisciplinary audience of about thirty (students, academics, creative practitioners and interested public) for each session and the focus lies on engaging this mixed audience in a stimulating discussion with the session's speakers on a given topic. For more information see here.

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