Centuries of Cloth: Historical Approaches to the Study of Textiles

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Date / time
12/01/2021, 9:15 am - 5:15 pm

For millennia, the production and trade of textiles have been central economic, social, and cultural activities in human society. From the spinning wheels and looms of ancient civilisations to industrial, steam-powered mills, the textile industry has epitomised the transition from artisanal to mass production and consumer culture.

This one-day workshop will feature 20-minute papers and discussions on topics spanning this diverse field of scholarship and will bring together graduate students, early career researchers, and senior scholars. The workshop is hosted by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. The workshop is generously supported by the Economic History Society and the Royal Historical Society.

Zoom details will be provided via email to attendees prior to the workshop. Online registration is available here.

The workshop programme can be viewed here.