AGM and Conference: Textiles at Home: Cloth making and usage in the domestic sphere

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

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?

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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