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Refashioning the Renaissance is a scholarly podcast series about early modern fashion and experimental hand-on methods. In the series, researchers from the ERC-funded project “Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups and the Material and Cultural Significance of Clothing in Europe 1550–1650” discuss with guests about the exciting ways history of fashion can be studied from new perspectives.

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1. What does hands-on experimentation mean for historians? (With John Styles)

In the first episode of the Refashioning the Renaissance podcast, our Principal Investigator Paula Hohti Erichsen discusses with our Advisory board member Professor John Styles. They talk about hands-on methods and how experimental work can bring together different professionals and enthusiasts, and he reflects how experiments have opened new avenues for his own research.


2. Knowing by making (with Pamela H. Smith)

Refashioning the Renaissance Principal Investigator Paula Hohti Erichsen and Postdoctoral Researcher Sophie Pitman talk about experimental methodology with Professor Pamela H. Smith, founder of the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University. The discussion spans form the work done at the M&K project and the lessons learned, to different ways experiments can be approached and the future of reconstruction.