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The aim of MEDATS is to promote education in medieval dress and textiles by the improvement of public knowledge of textile history.


Based in Great Britain, the Society hopes to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines, who have an interest in all aspects of medieval dress and textiles.

We hold a  number of seminars and workshops every year, each with a different theme. Our speakers and members include professionals and amateurs – scholars, archaeologists, curators, craftspeople, theatrical designers, reenactors and students, who find a friendly and knowledgeable audience upon which new ideas and research may be tried out.  Some meetings incorporate practical demonstrations, displays or handling sessions.

The Society produces a newsletter three times a year, usually in advance of each meeting.  It gives details of future meetings, summaries of papers given at the Society’s meetings, bibliographies, reviews and recent publications.  Please see the main menu for details of meetings, links to related sites.  We have a a Facebook group for members to continue discussions.

In this way we provide access to expertise, both academic and practical. Our members receive newsletters three times a year, which contain presentations of the last conference, publication reviews, forthcoming events and other other points of interest.

Membership is open to anyone, whether they reside in Britain or not.

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