Call for Papers: Animals and Textiles

Medieval Dress and Textile Society Annual Conference

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers to be given on relevant topics dated between c.400 and c.1625.

Suggested topics include:

The Lady and the Unicorn
  • Collars and harnesses – Dogs, horses, oxen, ferrets, squirrels & elephants
  • Animal armour – War horses, war dogs, and battle creatures of all kinds
  • Animal apparel – Theatre, performance & display
  • Animal products in textiles – Wool, silk, beaver fur felt, rabbit skin glue, whale baleen,
  • Animal depictions in textiles – Tapestry, embroidery, painted textiles, leather

Submissions to be emailed to Natalie Bramwell-Booth by March 31 2021