Curriculum Vitae

                             Damayanthie Eluwawalage

Damayanthie Eluwawalage, PhD, BA (Honours), BA, MPHA

 

Assistant Professor, Professional Historian, Private Pilot, Second Lieutenant-Civil Air Patrol (Assistant Aerospace Education Officer, Squadron 1007), United States Air Force Auxiliary

Mobile: 607-353-5005

Email: Exploro-Historia@exploro-historia.com

explorohistoria@gmail.com

Website: http://www.exploro-historia.com/

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

PhD

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Interdisciplinary – Design (Industrial/Products/Fashion/Clothing), History (Costume History/Social History), Theory (Costume Theory/Philosophy)

 

B.A. (Design) First Class Honours

Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Interdisciplinary: Design, History

 

B.A. (Design) 

Curtin University of Technology, Australia

(Cross-institutional studies); Product Design/Industrial Design/Illustration/Computer  Applications/Fashion/History

 

 

 

                            

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

COMING OF AGE: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE AVIATION AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (sUAS)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Trade Certificate as a Tailor

Technical and Further Education. Western Australia

Advanced Certificate of Clothing Construction

Technical and Further Education. Western Australia

 

Certificate in Clothing Studies

Technical and Further Education. Western Australia

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

Assistant Professor (August 2018- current)

Delaware State University, Delaware

Assistant Professor (August 2016- August 2018)

Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

 

Assistant Professor/Graduate Faculty (August 2014- August 2016)

Department of Apparel and Communication Technologies

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin

 

Assistant Professor (August 2008-August 2014)

Apparel and Textiles, Department of Human Ecology

State University of New York, College at Oneonta, New York.

 

Assistant Professor/Graduate Faculty (August 2006-August 2008)

Merchandising and Fashion Design, Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design

Missouri State University, Missouri

TEACHING: 

 

TEACHING HONORS AND AWARDS:

Recognized as an “Outstanding Faculty 2009” State University of New York, Oneonta

 

 

 

SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE:

HONOURS AND AWARDS

2017 -The National Endowment for the Humanities NEH Fellow 2017-2019 – Lancaster Museum Org, Pennsylvania

2014 - Appointed as Graduate Faculty: University of Wisconsin-Stout

2011 - Recognized “Single Effort- Excellence in Performance” by the Employee Recognition Program, State University of New York, Oneonta.

2011 - Recognized on 2011, “Community of Scholars” by the Office of the Provost, State University of New York, Oneonta.

2009 - Recognized on 2009, as an Outstanding Faculty 2009 by the Inter-Greek Council, State University of New York, Oneonta.

2000-2004 - Postgraduate Research Scholarship (A$ 165,000.00), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1998, 1999 - Commendation for High Achievement, Curtin University, Western Australia

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS:

 

 

 

History of Costume: Nineteenth-century Western Australia

ELUWAWALAGE, D (2015) ISBN: 978-966-50967-0-6

The book is a total of 226 pages and discusses the economical, sociological and cultural aspects of fashion and clothing in colonial society in order to explain how clothing was used socially and economically to establish class, status and power in the colony of Western Australia. It has also analyses the major social and geographical impacts on early Western Australian clothing, as well as the extent to which Western Australian colonial clothing reflected the social structure, standing and inheritance of Victorian Britain; the industry of clothing, resources and materials and their impact on the economy of the colony and examines whether colonial clothing negotiated gender boundaries.

(Cover designed by ELUWAWALAGE, D)

 

EDITED BOOKS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion: Tyranny and Revelation

 

Edited by Damayanthie Eluwawalage

Year: 2016, Format: eBook (PDF); The Inter-Disciplinary Press, UK.

ISBN 978-1-84888-483-0; SKU: 9781848884830.

Dimensions 148mm x 210mm; Pages 332

 

This collection of chapters endeavour to explore the consumption, governance, potency and patronage of attire in the context of social, socio-economic and fashion philosophies. Clothes, nutriment and habitation unexceptionally and uniformly were regarded as a fundamental human necessity and requisite; whilst attire was primarily acknowledged as an elementary utilitarian requirement, due to its sociological and economic significance. The collection represents a new departure in the study of dress, concerning the rationale behind individual and collective clothing demeanours in the existing society. Fashion’s ultimate function of signifying power and prestige, which linked with financial capability, and its impacts towards society and societal practice, is significant. Since the 1980s there has been a growing rapprochement between art and fashion in which fashion has increasingly come to be accepted as an art form.

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS (BOOKS)

 

REFERENCE BOOK:

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Historical Costume in Fashion Design Perspective

Will be published in July 2020

Linus Books, New York

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. History of Colonial Children’s Costume

The volume is under negotiation for printing.

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Learning from Memory: Body, Memory and Technology in a Globalizing Word; Edited by Bianca Maria Pirani and Ivan Varga

ISBN (10): 1-4438-2884-X, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-2884-0; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom.

Chapter 2: ELUWAWALAGE, D. Appearance and Gender: The Histories of the Body in the Context of Clothing

 

 

Encyclopedias

 

Berg Fashion Library 2019

Publisher: Bloomberg Publishers

Contributing author – ELUWAWALAGE, D. “History of Correctional Attire”

Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (10 volumes)

Winner of the 2011 Dartmouth Medal Winner of the 2011 ALA Outstanding Reference Source; ISBN 10: 1847881041 / 1-84788-104-1; ISBN 13: 9781847881045; Berg Publishers.

Contributing author – Volume 7: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands ; Part 3: European Dress in Australia; ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Settler Dress in Australia”

 

Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World (2 volumes) ISBN: 978-0-313-37636-8; eISBN:  978-0-313-37637-5  (2013);

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Contributing author – Volume 1: ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Dress in Australia”

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Now and Then: The Fascinating Narrative of Fashion and Clothing Advertisements”; Journal of Textile Science & Fashion Technology (ISSN: 2641-192X) DOI: 10.33552/JTSFT.2019.03.000556; July 2019.

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Tailors, Seamstresses and Dressmakers in Early Lancaster, Pennsylvania”; The Journal of Lancaster County’s Historical Society (Vol. 119, NO.4 Spring 2019, pp. 204-213).

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “American Whalers and their Impact on Fashion and Clothing in Nineteenth-Century Western Australia” ;  PHA (WA) Newsletter of the Western Australian Professional Historians’ Association (No. 123 June 2013, pp. 20-23).

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Paper Patterns: The Resemblance between Western Australian/American Surviving Costumes and the Existing European Paper Patterns in the Nineteenth Century” ;  PHA (WA) Newsletter of the Western Australian Professional Historians’ Association (No. 122 February 2013).

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.  “Earning My Wings” (Newspaper Article); Atlantic Flyer The Voice of the General Aviation Community Newspaper (October 2012).

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Fashion and Clothing in Colonial Western Australia: A Historical Overview” ;  Early days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society (2008).

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.  “Locating History”;  Phanfare: Journal of the New South Wales Professional Historians’ Association (No. 230 July-August 2008).

                         

 

E –JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, London UK. 

DOI:10.1080/17543266.2015.1078848 ; “Exotic Fauna and Flora: Fashion Trends in the Nineteenth Century” Published online: 14 September 2015

 

 

E-BOOKS

 

Editor

 


 

 

Trending Now

Edited by Laura Petican, Mariam Esseghaier, Angela Nurse and Damayanthie Eluwawalage
ISBN: 978-1-84888-211-9
Inter-disciplinary Press File type: eBook: pdf
Year of Publication: 2013.

This book aims to advance knowledge in the field of fashion studies. It offers interdisciplinary perspectives on fashion related to collective and individual identity formation, fashion’s industries, theory, and media. (Cover designed by ELUWAWALAGE, D)

 

 

 

E-BOOK ARTICLES:

Trending Now

ELUWAWALAGE, D. “Dress Theory: Exploring Critical Issues”

ISBN: 978-1-84888-211-9; Inter-disciplinary Press File type: eBook: pdf
Year of Publication: 2013

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

 

JOURNAL-TITLE:

Journal of Literature and Art Studies

“Men Act. Women Appear: Gender in Attire” (Author)

 

 

 

CREATIVE SCHOLASHIP

 

Guest Curator

 

 

 

Historical Preservation at the Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia, New York

 

Exhibition by Damayanthie Eluwawalage: Spring 2013—Fall 2015

“From Bustle to Bodice: Layers of Elegance at Lorenzo”

Custom fabrications will include full-length replicas, based on historic portraits of dresses worn by Lorenzo mansion owners Helen Clarissa Lincklaen and her daughter, Helen Lincklaen Fairchild. The exhibit will also feature examples of servants’ clothing, undergarments, children’s costumes and accessories from the historic collections at Lorenzo.

 

One of thirty five New York State historic sites, Lorenzo was established in 1807 as the neoclassical home of village founder John Lincklaen. Operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, they offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs and services. (www.lorenzoNY.org).

 

 

CONFERENCES/PAPERS

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Winterthur Symposium, Winterthur Museum, Delaware. October 12, 2019; Topic: “History of Costume: The Consumption and Governance of Attire in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Untied States (1600 -1900)”

 

 ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Conference on Innovative Fashion and Fashion Technology: ICIFFT 2019; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; May 14-15, 2019; Topic: “Innovative Fashion and Fashion Technology in the Context of NASA Space Suit Design Concepts/Theories and Applications”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Costume Society of America – 45th Annual National Symposium­; 15-20 April 2019; Seattle, Washington, Topic: “Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison Attire”

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 13th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices; St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg. Russia; March 1-3, 2019; Topic: “Theory of Aesthetics and Aestheticism”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. American Historical Association 133rd Annual Conference­; 3-6 January 2019; Chicago, IL, Topic: “Eternal Loyalty: The Meanings Encoded in Mourning Attire”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference 2018; Baltimore, Maryland; November 8-10, 2018; Topic: “Gender Irregularity/Inequality of Language and Religion in the Sociological Context”

ELUWAWALAGE, D. ‘Visual Culture’ Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference; 28-31 March 2018; Indianapolis, Indiana; Topic: “Discipline and Punish: The Significance of Correctional Appearance”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 12th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices; ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain; March 5-7, 2018; Topic: “Cultural Assimilation and Acculturation in the Context of Emerging No Boundaries Apparel Design”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices; George Brown College, Toronto, Canada; March 2-4, 2017; Topic: “Everyday Technologies from Space: Researching NASA Space Suit Design Concepts, Theories, and Applications”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference 2016; Atlantic City, New Jersey; November 3-5, 2016; Topic: “Fashion, Appearance and Material Culture: The Function and Mission of Advertising in the Historical Context”

Session Chair: Fashion, Appearance and Material Culture

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Conference on Apparel, Textiles and Fashion Designing; November 20-21, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Topic: "Everyday Technologies from Space: NASA Space Suit Design Concepts/Theories and Applications in the Context of Clothing Design"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Eicher Symposium II, “Fashion Sex and Power”; 11-12 September 2015; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Topic: “Fashion Sex and Power: Gender and Sexuality in Victorian Attire”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. ICTF 2015: International Conference on Textiles and Fashion; July 20-21, 2015, Paris, France; Topic: "History of Textiles and Fashion: Gender Symbolism in the Context of Colour"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Sun ‘n Fun Educational Forums; Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo; 21-25 April, 2015; Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida; Topic: “3D Scanning and Printing: Potential for a New GA Aviation Industry"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. National Popular Culture & American Culture (PCA/ACA) Conference; 1-4 April, 2015; New Orleans, Louisiana; Topic: “Gender and Media: Advertising Culture in the Nineteenth Century"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. American Historical Association 129th Annual Conference­; 2-5 January 2015; New York City, Topic: “History and the Other Disciplines: History of Costume, Aesthetics and Appearance”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 6th Global Conference­; Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues; 15-18 September 2014; Mansfield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom; Topic: “Exotic Fauna: Extreme Fashion Trends in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. EAA AirVenture 2014 Educational Museum Forums; EAA AirVenture 2014 Fly-in and Expo; 28 July- 2 August, 2014; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Topic: “History of Aviation Dress: From Balloon Era to Shuttle Era"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Sun ‘n Fun Educational Forums; Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo; 1-6 March, 2014; Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida; Topic: “History of Aviation Dress: From Balloon Era to Shuttle Era"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. National Popular Culture & American Culture (PCA/ACA) Conference; 27-30 March, 2013; Washington D.C. ; Topic: “Gender in World History in the Attire and Finery Context"

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Dialogue Session; 15 November, 2012; State University of New York, Oneonta; Topic: “Appearance and Gender in the Cultural and Historical Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Social Science History Association Conference; Gender, Colonialism, and Empire. Affective, Care and Invisible Labor; 1-4 November, 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia; Topic: “Invisible Female Clothing Workers: Seamstresses and Dressmakers in the Nineteenth-Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 4th Global Conference­; Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues; 16-19 September 2012; Mansfield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom; Topic: “Dress Theory: Exploring Critical Issues”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Social Science History Association Conference; November, 2011; Boston, Massachusetts; Topic: “Theories and Criticism of Text and Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, POPCAANZ Conference; 29 June-1 July 2011; Auckland, New Zealand; Topic: “Fashion: The Natural World and its Influence on Fashion and Clothing in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 40th National Popular Culture & American Culture (PCA/ACA) Conference;  20-23  April 2011; San Antonio, Texas; Topic: “The Sartorial Extravagance: The Body in the Fashion Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices; 2-4 February 2011; Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; Topic: “Re-Evaluating and Re-Interpreting Fashion and Clothing Theory: Interdisciplinary Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 2010 TSA (Textiles Society of America) Symposium ‘Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyber Space’ 6-9 October 2010; Lincoln, Nebraska; Topic: “From Plains Space to Lunar Space: The Development of Early Space Suits”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. XVII (International Sociological Association) ISA World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ Conference; 11-17 July 2010; Gothenburg, Sweden; Topic: “Appearance and Gender: The Histories of the Body in the Context of    Clothing”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Costume Society Symposium ‘The Price of Fashion’; 9-11 July 2010; Leeds, United Kingdom; Topic: “Effect of British Clothing Exports: The Second-hand Clothing Trade in Colonial Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. (Re)Viewing History- Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference; 5-9 July 2010; Perth, Western Australia; Topic: “'A Brief History of Correctional Attire in Australia'”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. World History Association 19th Annual Conference; 24-27 June 2010; San Diego, California; Topic: “Gender in World History in the Attire and Finery Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Fourth Biennial Conference Women’s and Gender Historians of the Midwest; Cross Currents in Women’s & Gender History Conference; 17-19 June 2010; Dubuque, Iowa; Topic: “Cross Currents in Gender History: Cultural Symbol Systems and Gender Inequality”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: 35th Annual Economic & Business Historical Society Conference; 27-29 May 2010; Braga, Portugal; Topic: “The Tale of Clothing Suppliers in Great Britain”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: Translation/transmissibility and Transcultural Communication in the Humanities Conference 2010; 11-12 May 2010; Paris, France; Topic: “Communication and Gender Asymmetry of Language”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: Fashion & Costume Conference “ENDYESTHAI”: To Dress Historical, Sociological and Methodological Approaches Conference; 9-11 April, 2010; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Topic: “Culture and Clothing: ‘The meaning of clothing is culturally defined”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: FROM THE GRAND TOUR TO MASS TOURISM: The Modern History of the British Abroad; 1-2 April, 2010; Newcastle, England, United Kingdom; Topic: “British Travellers in Colonial Western Australia in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations’ Annual Conference; March 31-April 3, 2010; St. Louis, Missouri; Topic: “Dress Culture in the Theoretical Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities; January 13-16, 2010; Honolulu, Hawaii; Topic: “Appearance: The Histories of the body in the Context of Clothing”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: 7th International Conference on History: From Ancient to Modern; December 28-31, 2009; Athens, Greece; Topic: “Philosophy and Theory of Fashion: Understanding Fashion within the Appropriate Historical Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Dialogue Session Paper: The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center; 10 December 2009; State University of New York, Oneonta; Topic: “Symbolism and Gender Asymmetry of Religion and Language”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: Extra / Ordinary Dress Code: Costuming and the Second Skin in Asia Conference; 8-10 December 2009; City University of Hong Kong; Topic: “Fashion and Popular Culture: a Philosophical Approach”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The Second Annual U.S. Intellectual History Conference 2009; 12-13 November 2009; Center for the Humanities, City University of New York’s Graduate Center, New York; Topic: “Fashion Theory in U.S. Intellectual Historical Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH 2009);  9-11 October 2009; Singapore; Topic: “The Philosophy of Fashion and Clothing in an Interdisciplinary Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference; 28-31 October 2009; Seattle, Washington; Topic: “A Brief Narrative of Clothing Shopping in Great Britain”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Costume Society of America Southeast Regional Annual Meeting and Symposium; 22-25 October 2009; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Topic: “Flora and Fauna: Influences, Impacts and Fashion/Clothing in Historical Context”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The American Association for the Advancement of Science; 90th Annual Meeting California Academy of Sciences; 14 – 19 August 2009; San Francisco State University, California; Topic: “Fashion Historiography: A Novel Theoretical Approach”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: 'Constructing the Past'; The Australian Historical Association Conference 2009; 30 June – 3 July 2009; University of the Sunshine Coast; Queensland, Australia; Topic: “Men Act, Women Appear”: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Gender in Clothing in Colonial Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: 'Constructing the Past'; The Australian Historical Association Conference 2009; 30 June – 3 July 2009; University of the Sunshine Coast; Queensland, Australia; Topic: “American Whalers and Their Impact in Early Colonial Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: ‘Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations’; Russian Academy of Sciences Fifth International Conference 2009; 23 June – 26 June 2009; Russian State University for the Humanities, Faculty of History, Political Science and Law; Moscow, Russia; Topic: “Gender in Attire: Hierarchy and Culture in Western Civilisations”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 'Remarkable Irish Women: Radicals, Republicans and Writers…'; An International and Interdisciplinary Conference; Drew University; 19 June – 20 June 2009; Topic: “Irish Women in Colonial Australia: An Irish-Australian Identity in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. ‘Fashions: Business Practices in Historical Perspective’; The 13th meeting of the European Business History Association and the 55th meeting of the Business History Conference; 11-13 June 2009; Bocconi University; Milan, Italy; Topic: “The Function and Mission of Advertising in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. ‘Fashion, Appearance, & Identity’ Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference; 8-11 April 2009; New Orleans, Louisiana; Topic: “Clothing, Masculinity and the Other”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Textiles and Apparel Association, California; 5-8 November 2008; Schaumburg, Illinois; Topic: “American Whalers and Their Impact on Fashion and Clothing in Nineteenth Century Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference, California; 5-8 November 2008; Schaumburg, Illinois; Topic: “History of Correctional Attire in Europe and Colonial Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. ‘It's About Time: Temporality and Interdisciplinary Research’; 33rd Annual Social Science History Association (SSHA) Meeting; 23-26 October 2008; Miami, Florida; Topic: “Acknowledging the Historical Distinctiveness between the Centuries and Epochs in the Context of Fashion/Clothing and Fashion/Clothing Theory”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. 'Locating History'; 2008 Biennial Conference of the Australian Historical Association; July 7-10, 2008; The University of Melbourne; Topic: “Correctional Attire: Defining Social Difference through Appearance in Western Australia 1850-1868”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad Conference; June 5-6, 2008; The University of Huddersfield, England; Topic: “Britishness, Social Attitudes, Clothing Practices and Colonial Distinctiveness”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. The European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, Portugal; 26 February – 1 March 2008; Topic: “The European Influence in Colonial Australian Fashion and Clothing in the Nineteenth Century”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Flinders University Conference, Adelaide, Australia; 3-5 December 2007; Topic: “Clothing, Class, Culture and the British Influence in Colonial Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Textiles and Apparel Association, California; 6-10 November 2007; Topic: “Culture, Clothing and Gender: A Historical Overview”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference, California; 6-10 November 2007; Topic: “Fashion Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D.: The Textile Institute; 85th World Conference; Colombo, Sri Lanka; April 2007; Topic: “A History of Dyes and Dyed Textiles”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. International Symposium on the Arts in Society Conference; February 22-23; New York University, New York; Topic: Fashion Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference 2006; Victorian Traffic; Hosted by La Trobe University, Melbourne; February 6-9, 2006; Topic: “History    of shopping: Resources and Consumption of Attire in Colonial Western Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. National Centre for Australian Studies Conference; Consumer Australia: An Historical Perspective; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; February 3, 2006; Topic: “The Influence of Advertising on Clothing in the Nineteenth-Century Australia”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Design History Society Conference 2002; Consumption, Production and Identity in a Global Context; The University of Wales, Aberystwyth; September 3-5, 2002; Topic: “The Governance of British Influence in Colonial Western Australian Fashion and Dress: 1829-1900”

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

CONFERENCES/PAPERS

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. American Historical Association 133rd Annual Conference­; 3-6 January 2019; Chicago, IL, Topic: “Eternal Loyalty: The Meanings Encoded in Mourning Attire”

 

 

KEY-NOTE SPEAKER

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host:  Calvary Baptist Church - Keenager Meeting Presentation, Reading Pennsylvania; October 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: York County Historical Center, York, Pennsylvania; September 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Lancaster Museum Org (Fellow’s Lecture), Lancaster, Pennsylvania; July 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Christian Women’s Club, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; June 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Hay Creek Valley Historical Society: Joanna Furnace Museum, Hay Creek, Pennsylvania; May 2018, ‘Victorian Tea Program’; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: The Berks County Heritage Center, Reading, Pennsylvania; May 2018, Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley, Cocalico Valley, Pennsylvania; March 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Linden Hall, Lititz, Pennsylvania; January 2018; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Denver Women’s Club, Denver, Pennsylvania; October 2017; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Wyomissing Library, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; 28 January 2017; Topic: “History of Costume in State of Pennsylvania 1600-1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Greene Historical Society, Greene, New York; 14 August 2012; Topic: “A Narrative History of Costume in Greene/New York State”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: The Syracuse Book Club, Syracuse, New York; January 2012; Topic: “Fashion and Clothing in New York State”

           

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: The Women's Club of Cooperstown, Cooperstown, New York; November 2011; Topic: “The History of Fashion in New York”

           

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Lorenzo State Historic Site, New York State; “A Fashionable Ladies’ Garden Tea”; July 2011; Topic: “A History of Costume in New York State: 1600’s – 1900”

 

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Host: Royal Western Australian Historical Society; July 2007; Topic: “Fashion and Clothing in Colonial Australia: A Historical Overview”

 

 

 

ORGANIZER AND CHAIR

 

The Second ISA (International Sociological Association) Forum of Sociology
Buenos Aires, Argentina; August 2012; Research Committee on The Body in the Social Sciences, RC54; Main theme: Empowerment, cognition, emotion: Body rhythms and social rhythms in information society

ELUWAWALAGE, D. Organizer and Chair; Session F

The body and the habitat: Mapping the environment

 

NPR ACADEMIC MINUTE SEGMENTS:

 

https://academicminute.org/2017/07/damayanthie-eluwawalage-albright-college-aviator-fashion/  

 

https://academicminute.org/2017/04/damayanthie-eluwawalage-albright-college-an-alteration-on-fashion-history/ 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

 

2019 Editorial Panel Member – Journal of Textile Science & Fashion Technology (JTSFT)

Fellowship Grant Recipient 2017-2018 – Lancaster Museum Org.

Nominated and featured in Marquis 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Editions of Marquis Who's Who in the World.

Nominated and featured in Marquis 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Editions of Marquis Who's Who in America.

Nominated and featured in Marquis 2011 Edition of Marquis Who's Who of American Women.

 

 

SERVICE

SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS- COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES:

 

2018-2021   National Board of Directors - Costume Society of America

2008-current   Costume Society of America- Membership Chair: Mid-Atlantic Region

2017-current   Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Member - Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center (RMCTC), Reading , PA

2017-current   Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary

2015-2016   Racial & Ethnic Studies & Global Perspectives Committee, University of Wisconsin-Stout

2008-2013   Costume Society of America- Board Member : Mid-Atlantic Region

2013-2014   Costume Society of America- Treasurer: Mid-Atlantic Region

2009-2014   Costume Society of America- Chairman of the Nominating Committee

2007-2013   ITAA Development Committee, International Textiles and Apparel Association

2011-2012   Faculty Senate member, SUNY Oneonta

2011- 2012   Grievance Committee, Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta

2012   Search Committee, Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta

2010-2011   Scholarship Committee, Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta

2008-2012   President’s Council on Diversity, SUNY Oneonta

2010-2011  Strategic Planning Council Member, SUNY Oneonta

Spring-2010   Co-advisor to SFS Fashion Show, SUNY Oneonta

2006-2007   Missouri State University Library Committee

2007-2008   Missouri State University External Student Travel Committees

2007-2008   Missouri State University Scholarship Committee

2007-2008   Ozarks Studies Committee, Missouri

MEMBERSHIPS

 

2007-current  Costume Society of America

2006-current  International Textiles and Apparel Association

2007-current  Popular Culture Association of Association of America

2007-current  Social Science History Association of America

2008-current  American Historical Association

2009-current  International Sociological Association

2007-current  European Social Science History Association

2005-current  Professional Historians Association (Australia)

2005-current  Australian Historical Association

1997-current  Royal Western Australian Historical Society

2008-current   Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

2010-current  Experimental Aircraft Association

2015-current   International Aerobatic Club (IAC Regional Judge)

2017-current   Second Lieutenant Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary

2018 - current  Council on Undergraduate Research

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

2018   Registrar, 2018 Wildwood Acroblast Aerobatic Competition; | International Aerobatic Club; KWWD. NJ.

2018-2020   Organizing Committee member, Costume Society of America 2020 Symposium in New York, NYC.

2014   Organizing Committee member, Costume Society of America 2014 Symposium in Baltimore, MD.

2007, 2008   Reviewed ITAA Conference Proposal Papers.

2012, 2013, 2014   Reviewed CSA Symposium Proposal Papers.

2009, 2012, 2013   Reviewed reference books for Fairchild Publishers.

2009   Chaired ‘Fashion’ session at the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference.

2000, 2004   Volunteered for two summer Olympic Games.