Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid is a Project Officer for the Centre’s ‘Zest Festival’ project at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She is conducting research (including interviewing contributors and attendees of the Kalbarri-based Zest festival) towards the production of an online database and a book, documenting the enriching cultural and communal impact that the project has achieved through sustained collaboration with the Kalbarri community, its school and external artists. Elizabeth recently completed her PhD, titled ‘Fashioning Female Identities: Embodying Learned Values in Renaissance Florence’. The dissertation presented a systematic, broad-scale study of the experience of elite women to reveal the ways in which masculine articulations of cultural values translated into a female rhetoric of embodied morality. Elizabeth has previously worked as a research assistant on several projects, including projects that focused on cross-cultural pedagogy and students’ development of graduate attributes. She has worked as a tutor at Western Sydney University and Macquarie University, teaching units focusing on different aspects of history, literature and social science. She is also a painter and has a degree in Creative Arts.




Reid, E., and I. Solomonides. ‘Scholarship to Ethics and Sustainability: Student Engagement with Capability Development’. In Engaging with Learning in Higher Education, edited by I. Solomonides, A. Reid and P. Petocz, pp. 145-166. Oxfordshire: Libri, 2012.

Reid, E., and I. Solomonides. ‘Renaissance Fashioning for Body and Spirit’. International Journal of the Arts in Society 4.1 (2010): 183‒202. http://ija.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.85/prod.375

Reid, E., and I. Solomonides. ‘Diverse Transitions, First Year in Higher Education’. 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference. Adelaide, 2010. http://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers10/content/pdf/2C.pdf

Reid, E., A. Reid, J. Homewood and T. Winchester-Seeto. ‘Faculty Readiness for International Research Students; Views from the Edge’. International Education Research Conference. Canberra: Australian Association for Research in Education, 2009. http://www.aare.edu.au/09pap/rei091512.pdf    

Reid, E. ‘Picturing the Frame: A Student's Perspective of Learning in the Arts’. In Enhancing Curricula: Towards the Scholarship of Teaching in Art, Design and Communication, edited by A. Davies, pp. 693‒704. London: Centre for Learning and Teaching Art and Design, 2004.

Conference Presentations

‘Cultural Values in the Bedroom: Constructing Female Sexual Identities through Text and Materiality’, ‘Gendered Worlds 500-1800’ PMRG/CMEMS conference, UWA, 8 October 2016.

‘Observation and Empathy in Fifteenth-Century Italy’. ‘Moving Minds: Converting Cognition and Emotion in History’ conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2‒4 March 2016.

‘Religious Values in the Bedroom’, ‘Religious Materiality and Emotion’ symposium, CHE, The University of Adelaide, 16‒18 February 2016.

‘Scents and Sensuality’. ‘Happiness Joy and Pleasure’ conference, ANZAMEMS, The University of Sydney, 2014.

‘The (Dis)Honesty of the Clothed Self in Renaissance Identity Creation’, ‘Fraud and Deception’ Panel at the 59th Annual meeting of RSA, San Diego, 2013.

‘Heaven and Hell on Earth: Clothing Memory and the Supernatural for Late-Medieval Lay Women’, Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, Corsham, 2013.

‘Fashion, Politics and Deception in Early Modern Europe’. .Discussion Panel ‘Stitches in Time Symposium’, with co-presenters: Nicholas Scott Baker, John Gagne, History Week, History Council NSW, 2012.

‘Clothing Identity in the Renaissance: Nudity and Dressing’, History and Politics on Tuesday Seminar Series, Macquarie University, 2012.                             

‘Creatures of Vanity in Early Modern Europe’,. ANZAMEMSConference, Otago, 2011.

‘Diverse Transitions’, co-author: Ian Solomonides, 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, Adelaide, 2010.

‘Renaissance Fashioning for Body and Spirit’, 4th International Conference for Arts in Society, Venice, 2009.

‘Faculty Readiness for International Research Students; Views from the Edge’ (co-authors: Anna Reid, Judi Homewood, Theresa Winchester-Seeto), Australian Association for Research in Education, International Education Research Conference, Canberra, 2009.

‘Picturing the Frame; A Students Perspective of Learning in the Arts’, 2nd International Conference for the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, Barcelona, 2004.