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Four mini-documentary films:  Fabric of War: Why Wool?; IntroductionANZAC-First PeoplesPolitics of Wool: Korean War (approx. 35 minutes screen time); 2018-2019.

Proof of Concept Web Site with sample text; sample digital media interactive for exploring material culture; 2018-2019 https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/

Wool, Paper, Dye: 1917 and the Roots of the Synthetic Fibre Revolution' Bulletin of the Auckland Museum Special Volume on World War I - publication due Jan 2020.

Madelyn Shaw and Trish FitzSimons 'Fabric of War: Wool and Local Land Wars in a Global Context' , Proceedings of the Textile Society of American Conference, Vancouver, September 2018. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/1129/

Recipients of 2018 Textile Society of America  Founding Presidents’ Award for best paper – Small cash prize used for film shoot in Hagley Library Jan 2019.

Madelyn Shaw and Trish FitzSimons, 'Fabric of War: The Lost history of the Global Wool Trade' Selvedge Magazine, Issue 90, pp. 10- 20. (after editor heard paper and saw films at TSA/Vancouver)

Interview for ABC Melbourne on Myf Warhurst’s program, 26 April 2019 https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/myf-warhurst/wool-wars/11049596


Wool, Paper Dye: Australasian Wool, American Preparations for War, British Dominion and the Race for Synthetics’, Juried Paper with video interview element – Myriad Faces of War : 1917 & its Legacy. Te Papa Wellington; May 2017

“Shortages & Substitutes: American Textiles and the Great War.” Friction, Fray, and Fabric: Textiles in the First World War. Invited Paper, Virginia Quilt Museum Annual Symposium; July 2017 (This talk was also given at The George Washington University Museum and the Mariners’ Museum, Virginia in 2018)

‘Wool and Local Land Wars in a Global Context’ - Juried Paper and two separate screenings of all four films - The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global. Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium. Vancouver; Sept 2018

‘Sheep in High Places: International Diplomacy and the Wool Supply in World War 1 - Juried Paper including Screenings -  Clothing & Textiles in World War I - International Conference of Dress Historians, London, UK; October 2018

‘Unseating the Nation ‘Riding on the Sheep’s Back’ Unsettling Australia Conference, Australian Studies Association. Dec 2018.

Staff Colloquium Screening and Seminar – National Museum of American History - Smithsonian – 29 January 2019

Lunchtime seminar - UNSW Canberra/ADFA History Department –26 March 2019

Public Lecture sponsored by ANU History Department, commemorating 1957-1959 Wool Seminars, 28 March 2019

Lightning Presentation, Academy of the Humanities Digital Humanities Conference, National Library of Australia, 28 March 2019
Griffith Film School: Staff seminar and Screening, April 23rd, 2019.