Dr Lorinda Cramer is a postdoctoral researcher in the National School of Arts. Dr Cramer is currently working with Dr Melissa Bellanta on a project examining men's clothing in twentieth-century Australia.
Dr Cramer holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Cultural Heritage and a PhD from Deakin University.
Lorinda Cramer. 2020. Needlework and Women's Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Lorinda Cramer. 2020. 'Rethinking men's dress through material sources: The case study of a singlet'. Australian Historical Studies. Published online 30 June. DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2020.1772328.
Lorinda Cramer. 2020. '"Busy, without thimbles, at the needlework": Men's sewing and masculinity on the Victorian Goldfields, 1851-1861'. Journal of Victorian Culture 25.2: 153-170. DOI: org/10.1093/jvcult/vcz063.
Lorinda Cramer and Andrea Witcomb. 2019. '"Hidden from view"?: An analysis of the integration of women's history and women's voices into Australia's social history exhibitions'. International Journal of Heritage Studies 25.2: 128-142. DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2018.1475409.
Lorinda Cramer and Andrea Witcomb. 2018. 'Remembering and fighting for their own: Vietnam veterans and the Long Tan cross'. Australian Historical Studies 49.1: 83-102. DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2017.1394887.
Lorinda Cramer. 2018. 'Diggers' dress and identity on the Victorian goldfields, Australia, 1851-1870'. Fashion Theory 22.1: 85-108. DOI:10.1080/1362704X.2016.1266833.
Lorinda Cramer. 2017. 'Making "everything they want but boots": Clothing children in Victoria, Australia, 1840-1870'. Costume 51.2: 190-209. DOI: 10.3366/cost.2017.0024.
Lorinda Cramer. 2017. 'Making a home in gold-rush Victoria: Plain sewing and the genteel woman'. Australian Historical Studies 48.2: 213-226. DOI:10.1080/1031461X.2017.1293705.
Lorinda Cramer. 2017. 'Keeping up appearances: Genteel women, dress and refurbishing in gold-rush Victoria, Australia, 1851-1840'. Textile: Cloth and Culture 15.1: 48-57. DOI: 10.1080/14759756.2016.1209876.
Lorinda Cramer. 2012. 'Where "money is the idol": Needlework and genteel identity in gold rush Victoria, 1851-1865'. Context: dress/fashion/textiles 25: 8-21.
My research interests are:
My current research project focuses on the history of men's dress in twentieth-century Australia, and is driven by objects and their traces in photographs.
Australian Historical Association
Professional Historians Association (Vic & Tas)
Australian Women's History Network
Australian Museums and Galleries Association
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