The 2012 Pasold Conference is jointly organized by the University of Uppsala, Stockholm University, K. A. Almgren Sidenväveri & Museum and the Nordiska Museet. It will consider the dynamics of change and innovation within the production, trade, retailing and consumption of textiles and clothing in the period before the nineteenth century. This requires an understanding of the history of making cloth and clothes, of the training and organization of labour, and of the relative value of technical and conceptual skills. The conference aims to reflect on product as well as process innovation, invention, changes in design and more general shifts in the politics of production (for instance, the nature of the guilds, notions of quality and value) and also consumption (for example, the gendering of cloth and clothing; access to markets and mindsets).
The closing date for proposals is 15 February 2012. Successful
candidates will be notified by the 15 March 2012.
MA Håkan Jakobsson
P. Box 22063
SE-10422 Stockholm, Sweden
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