Curriculum Vitae
Porträt Gundula Wolter
Gundula Wolter studied at Universities in Kassel and Berlin. Graduated as arts teacher, in graphic design and arts of textile. Received a doctorate at Free University of Berlin (Dept. History of Arts) in 1993. From 1994 university lecturer on various assignments in cultural and fashion history, between 1998 and 2006 appointed Visiting Professor at University of the Arts Berlin, Dept. for Experimental Fashion and Textile Design, teaching the class of Vivienne Westwood. Lecturer, expert interview partner in TV and radio features, curator (museum) and adviser (film). From 2007 to 10/2008 appointed Visiting Professor at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Dept. of Fashion Design. Founding and chair of netzwerk mode textil e. V. (since 2008), a special interest group for cultural studies on fashion and textile and fashion history; member of ICOM Costume.

Published extensively in the field of costume and fashion history, including monographs about the history of male and female trousers and dress and morality during the Medieval Ages: Die Verpackung des männlichen Geschlechts. Eine illustrierte Kulturgeschichte der Hose (Marburg 1991), Hosen weiblich. Kulturgeschichte der Frauenhose (Marburg 1994) and Teufelshörner und Lustäpfel. Modekritik in Wort und Bild 1150 – 1620 (Marburg 2002). Ridikül! Mode in der Karikatur,1600 bis 1900 (ed. A. Rasche and G. Wolter, Berlin/ Köln 2003) contains 7 essays and an extensive catalogue part including colour illustrations and descriptive texts of all caricatures, which have been shown at an exhibition, curated by Adelheid Rasche and Gundula Wolter, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, 2003/04 (sorry, all books available in German only).

Research focus: European history of clothing and fashion, culture of fashion, history of male and female trousers, dress and gender, language of clothes, dress codes, criticism of fashion, fashion in caricature, Berlin Fashion.