torsdag 27 september 2012

Textilhistorisk konferens nästa!/ Next stop: Conference on Textile History

I eftermiddag drar jag till Stockholm för att gå på konferens. Det är Pasold-stiftelsen som praktiskt nog håller sin internationella konferens på ett ställe som är någorlunda bekvämt att ta sig till i år. Inte lika roligt som London och Brighton, där jag var på modehistoriska konferenser förra vintern, men praktiskt som sagt. Konferensen heter Innovation before the modern: Cloth and clothing in the early modern world och innehåller massa spännande saker. Jag ska prata om klädkonsumtion bland Stockholms borgerskap under sent 1500-tal och första hälften av 1600-talet. Det är en del av det som jag har jobbat med större delen av året, med utgångspunkt från bouppteckningar från den perioden. Eller, som det står i abstractet till konferensen:

"Clothing consumption in 16th and 17th century Stockholm
Probates and divisions of inheritance are among the few sources available regarding clothing consumption in early modern Sweden. They are especially interesting because they show consumption in social strata which are usually absent in Swedish sources, such as artisans and soldiers. The probates thus cover a social spectrum from very rich burghers and nobility down to manual workers in workshops. While not all of the probates list clothing many do, and a variety of domestic and imported materials can be found. The probates also include both men and women, and while the material is too small for a quantitative study gender differences, both regarding the amount and value of the clothing and which materials and colours were worn by either sex, will be noted and discussed. Another source to the clothing consumption of the middle and lower classes in this period is the magistrate records of Stockholm. Both these will be used in this paper. The results from the survey will also be related to Swedish sumptuary laws of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is impossible to state if the sumptuary laws were adhered too, but a tentative conclusion on whether the forbidden luxury materials were in more widespread use or if the legislators were acting more on a perceived than an actual “problem”, may be drawn. This is especially valid for the sumptuary laws of 1664, where separate versions were issued for three of the four estates."

Fast det har ändrat sig lite, vad jag ska tala om, sen jag skrev detta - det blir inga tänkeböcker och jag hann som sagt inte med hela 1600-talet.

Thsi afternoon I'm taking the train to Stockholm to attend the Pasold Research Fund's conference. It's very practical for me that it's in Stockholm this time. Not as fun and exciting as London or Brighton, where I went to conferences last winter, but convenient. The conference is called "Innovation before the modern: Cloth and clothing in the early modern world" and the programme is full of interesting things. What I am going to talk about you can see in the abstract above, though htere have been some changes since I wrote that in February, mainly due to my ill health, and I won't cover the second half of the 17th century.

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