2020 Conference – call for papers.

2020 conference – call for papers (Download PDF Here)

Textiles at Home:

Cloth making and usage in the domestic sphere

Saturday 30 May 2020 l0:45am – 5:30pm, preceded by the AGM of the Society at 10 am

Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on relevant topics dated between c.500 and c.1600
We are particularly looking for new research. Topics may include but are not limited to:
The textile objects of daily life:
What was used in the home and how?
Domestic textile production:
What textile objects were made at home? What methods were employed in their production?
Furnishings:
How did textiles decorate the medieval living space, and make it comfortable and usable?
How did textiles affect the experience of domestic life?
Garment making and mending:
Who made domestic textiles, and how? What techniques and skills were devoted to their
repair and maintenance?
Ownership:
What value did domestic textile objects have to those who owned them?
Please submit your title and a 200-word synopsis to the Events Secretary,
Natalie Rachel Walker, natalierachelwalker@gmail.com
EXTENDED DEADLINE
We will now be accepting submissions until the end of
December 2019.
Please share this call with anyone who may be interested in sharing their
work on medieval textiles in the home.
Thank you.

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