Associated Projects

Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research (CTR) focuses on textile history. It undertakes a number of substantial research projects, research training for young scholars and a range of other research activities with universities, museums and design schools.

Linking Cloth-Clothing Globally

Linking Cloth-Clothing Globally is an international project, based in Japan, which explores the interconnected history of textile fibres, yarns, textiles and garments, 1700 to 1960, from global perspective. Its main theme is the exchange and circulation of commercialized cloth and clothing, which both progressively depreciated in value during this period.

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

The East India Company at Home was a 3-year (2011-2014) research project based in the Department of History at University College London, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project examines the British country house in an imperial and global context.

Europe’s Asian Centuries: Trading Eurasia, 1600-1830

The 21st Century has witnessed a new Asian ascendancy over the West. Europe has ceded   leadership in the manufacture of textiles, ceramics and metal goods to India and China. Europe’s Asian Centuries charts the history of a previous global economic shift – from Asia to Europe – during the period 1600 to 1830. It challenges a long-standing separation between Europe and Asia in the writing of history, and locates the subject of Eurasian trade in its global context.

Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800

Fashioning the Early Modern was a HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) project from 2010-13 that researched the patterns of creativity and innovation that lay behind the creation and spread of fashionable goods in early-modern Europe.

The Occupational Structure of Britain, 1379-1911

The Occupation Structure of Britain, 1379-1911 is a research program at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, which aims to reconstruct the evolution of Britain’s occupational structure from the late medieval period to the early twentieth century.

Textile Research Centre, Leiden

The Stichting (foundation) Textile Research Centre (TRC) Leiden, was set up in 1991 to support the study of textiles and dress in relation to identity: what people wear in order to say who they are.

Threads of Feeling

Threads of Feeling is an online exhibition of 18th century textile tokens left with abandoned babies at the London Foundling Hospital.