Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor Emerita of the University of Manchester where she was formerly Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. With Robin Netherton she founded the annual journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles and co-edited it for 16 years. She is chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 and she directed the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing project which produced the free on-line data base http://lexisproject.arts.manchester.ac.uk/ which documents the vocabulary of medieval cloth and clothing in all languages spoken and written in medieval Britain. Her books include Dress in Anglo-Saxon England, Medieval Dress and Textiles in Britain: A Multilingual Sourcebook (with Louise Sylvester and Mark Chambers), Clothing the Past (with Elizabeth Coatsworth) and The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers.