Textile Research in Scandinavia, Uppsala
This joint seminar is organised together with the unit for Textile Studies of the Uppsala University and hosted by Dr Cecilia Aneer. The researchers in Uppsala work with production and trade of textiles and dress in late medieval and early modern Sweden, and Refashioning the Renaissance research interests overlap in many ways.
On the first day, we each will present our work in a seminar, and bring our groups together to discuss and discover common interests. In the afternoon we also have an opportunity to visit the Uppsala Cathedral and see the rich collection of their medieval and early modern textiles, including the infamous Sture costumes from 1560s. On the second day, Cecilia will take our team to Vasa Museum, and introduce us to the documentation project, where over 5600 textile finds from the warship Vasa that sunk in 1628 are catalogued and systemised.