Speaking Engagements

The Social History of Dress in the 19th Century. 
Ontario Genealogical Society. Toronto Public Library series. 
February 2014.  
Repeated February 2016. 

Of Ballgowns and Courtesans. Canadian Opera Company: Opera Insights
November 1 and 2.

The Complex Relationship between Fashion and Art. Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada. October 23, 2013. 

Engaging Students with Objects. International Textiles and Apparel Association. New Orleans, USA. October 16, 2013. 

Memories of a DressCostume Society of America Mid-west Conference, Chicago, USA.
September 21, 2013. 

Decentralizing the Museum: The Ryerson Fashion Research Collection, Discursive Spaces Conference, Art Gallery of Ontario, June 21, 2013

The Metaphysics of Blogging, Fashion Tales Conference 2012, University Catholica Milan, Italy, June 9, 2012. 

Ruth Dukas, Canadian Fashion Designer of Evening Wear”, 
Ryerson University Symposium. Convergence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fashion. 
Saturday, November 5, 2011

Keynote Address to the CSA Mid-west Symposium - “When does Fashion Become Art?”   University of Northern Iowa, Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4 pm 
Repeated for Concordia University November 2011, Ryerson University March 2012