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Upcoming Events

The Bamberg Imperial Vestments

Sunday, 26 September, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm via Zoom

Leather is Everywhere

Saturday, 16 October, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm via Zoom

MEDATS Annual Conference

Saturday, 7 May 2022
13:00 (with AGM at 12:30) UK time *To be held online*

Call for Papers deadline: 7 March 2022

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

The Society hopes to bring together people from across the world, working in a wide range of disciplines, who have an interest in all aspects of medieval dress and textiles.

Each year we hold a variety of events including conferences, seminars, workshops, study days, and online talks on different themes. 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 all.