Monday, April 11, 2016

Conference: “Rethinking Textiles: Yorkshire Edition”

Taking place at Leeds City Museum on April 21, 2016, Rethinking Textiles: Yorkshire Edition will present new approaches to the history of textiles and the Industrial Revolution among different interpreters.
    Speakers from academia, museums, archives and public organizations will address a wide range of topics, all themed around Yorkshire’s rich textile heritage. The event will include an opportunity for a selection of attendees to share current work in a short set of lightening talks, plus time for delegates to explore Leeds City Museum. The program is available here.
    The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in textile history. There is no fee to attend but registration is required, as places are limited. Check here for registration, and email enterpriseofculture@leeds.ac.uk if additional information is needed.
    This workshop is a collaboration between two major research projects at the University of Leeds: Rethinking Textiles and The Enterprise of Culture. "Rethinking Textiles" is a two-year collaboration between Barbara Hahn of Texas Tech University and Regina Lee Blaszczyk at the University of Leeds to launch an effort to re-contextualize the history of the British Industrial Revolution. The event is funded by the Marie Curie People Programme of the European Commission.