CFP: On the Move

The Medieval Dress and Textiles Society Conference: “On the Move”

When: Saturday 4 June 2016

Submissions due: 31 December 2015. Send your title and a 200-word synopsis to the Programme Secretary, Gale R. Owen-Crocker.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on relevant topics concerning the movement of dress and/or textiles and the use of dress and textiles in travel between c. 500 and 1600.

Topics might include:

  • Tents and their furnishings
  • Travelling clothes
  • Bags, wrappings, pockets
  • Waggon covers and emballage
  • Peripatetic households
  • Royal marriages
  • Prestige gifts
  • The Silk Road and other trade routes

The Conference will be held at The Art Workers’ Guild, 6, Queen Square London WC1N 3AT from 11am to 5.15 pm.

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