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Djurdja Bartlett

Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion
Djurdja  Bartlett

EFHA International Conference 2019

Fashion and the Politics of Heritage



Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion;

Coordinator of the Transnational Fashion Hub (2017-on);

Member of the research centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN, UAL, 2015-on)

Relevant publications

FashionEast: the Spectre That Haunted Socialism (MIT Press, 2010); ‘Can Fashion Be Defended?’. In: Bartlett, Djurdja (ed.) Fashion and Politics (Yale University Press, 2019);European Fashion Histories: Style, Society and Politics (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Forthcoming, 2021)

Research interests

Transnational fashion; Visual Arts and Applied Arts; Media Studies; Heritage Studies: Museum Collections & Archives; Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies


Fashion, Taste and Consumer Culture;Fashion, Film and Digital Production; Research Methods; MA Tutorials; PhD Supervision.

International collaborations

‘Fashion Politics’, LCF/UAL and Parsons Paris (2020-on); member of the Scientific Committee of the European Fashion Heritage Association (EFHA, 2017-on).

External funding

PI: AHRC Research Fellowship ‘Translating Fashion: Eastern Europe, Western Europe, 1910-2010’, 2012-2014); PI: Pasold Small Research Grant (2011); PI: The British Academy Small Research Grant (2009-2010); CI: ‘Establishing a Theoretic Framework of Shanghai Fashion’ (collaborative research project: Donghua University, Shanghai; Edinburgh College of Art, London College of Fashion, UAL, 2014-2017).

Relevant conferences / symposia

‘Fashion in a New World Order’, Pushkin House, London, June 2020; keynote ‘Red Diors: Between Ideology and Couture’. At the conference Diors of the Eastern Bloc. Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, February 2020; The EFHA annual conference ‘Fashion and the Politics of Heritage’, London College of Fashion, UAL, November 2019