Category Archives: Shoe Stories

High Heels – Power or Patriarchy?

By Emily Nicholls On Wednesday 17 July, I dragged myself out of bed at some ungodly hour to slip on my sandals and head down to Sheffield for the Dressed Bodies Symposium and – despite the early start! – it … Continue reading

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Toeing the Line: A sequence of video stories on the theme of travelling a path

by Fiona Candy 2013 In February 2013 I visited India with a group of other artists and designers undertaking research in relation to cotton and textile crafts. We wondered if the ancient handcraft tradition would show us the way to … Continue reading

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Festival of the Mind – Researchers’ Night: 28th September 2012

Location: Jessop West Foyer, University of Sheffield Exhibition: 6pm – 8.30pm, Talk: 7.15pm – 7.45pm On the 28th September we are putting on an exhibition showing some of our research as part of the Festival of the Mind Researchers’ Night. Our … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits, If the Dog Fetches

by Kath Woodward I have had quite a few dogs in my life. I am a dog person and dogs have always been part of my life. As a child we had spaniels, boxers, corgis and sometimes puppies who resulted from … Continue reading

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Red peep-toes and Italian heels

No shoes of mine were ever kept when I was a child, neither for sentimental reasons nor to be handed on. I had no siblings.  My shoes were bought at John Lewis, in Cambridge, where my father sold beds and … Continue reading

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