Research Output per year
Interdisciplinary Research, centred primarily in Dress History, Theatre History and Material Culture. Specialist in historic Theatre Costume, particularly from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Dr. Veronica Isaac has a background in the museum sector and worked for the Victoria and Albert Museum for ten years. She has also carried out freelance projects for museums and private collections around Britain and lectures widely.
She currently works as a freelance curator, lecturer and writer, and, alongside her work for the University of Brighton teaches at the New York University London and Rose Bruford University.
An interdisciplinary dress historian, her BA was in English Literature and History whilst her MA focused on Museum and Gallery Studies with a specialist pathway in Historic Textiles and Dress. In September 2016 she completed a PhD thesis investigating the personal and theatrical dress of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928).
Her particular specialism is the history of dress and theatre costume and dress from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century, but her interests and publications extend beyond this.
PhD, University of Brighton
2011 → 2016
Award Date: 1 Sep 2016
University of Southampton
2008 → 2009
Award Date: 23 Jul 2009
University of York
2004 → 2007
Award Date: 1 Jul 2007
Lecturer, New York University, London1 Jan 2018 → …
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter
“Masquerading as Portia”: Examining the history, and highlighting the ‘agency’, of Ellen Terry’s red silk ‘legal robes’Isaac, V., 20 Aug 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper