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Weaving links: Cloth production, trade and consumption in the Renaissance Mediterranean

This session will investigate the role played by textiles in shaping economic production and connections in the Mediterranean area during the period 1400-1600. The circulation of products, the supply chains and markets, the use and consumption of textile products will form the major topics of our investigation, with an emphasis on how traded textiles influenced global economics, social history, and design aesthetics. We aim at connecting economic history, material culture and the history of consumption. By focusing on material exchanges between Asia, Europe, and Africa, this session will trace the movements of objects through networks of commerce and consumption.

Organizer(s)

  • Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée, houssayeingrid@gmail.com,
  • Dominique Cardon, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CIHAM UMR 5648 (Lyon), cardon.dominique@wanadoo.fr,

Session members

  • Chiara Buss, Fashion Institute of Technology (New York), Politecnico (Milano), Università Cattolica (Milano), chiara.buss21@gmail.com
  • Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée, houssayeingrid@gmail.com
  • Suzanne Lassalle, European University Institute (Florence), Suzanne.Lassalle@EUI.eu
  • Luca Molà, European University Institute (Florence), luca.mola@eui.eu
  • Lisa Monnas, Independent Researcher, London, lisa.monnas@btinternet.com
  • Agnès Pallini-Martin, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-CRH (Paris), agnes.pallinimartin@live.fr
  • Juan Vicente García Marsilla , Universitat de València, Juan.V.Garcia-Marsilla@uv.es

Proposed discussant(s)

  • Dominique Cardon, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CIHAM UMR 5648 (Lyon), cardon.dominique@wanadoo.fr
  • Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick, G.Riello@warwick.ac.uk

This panel has Call for Papers open.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the panel organizer(s) to submit a proposal.

  • Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée, houssayeingrid@gmail.com,
  • Dominique Cardon, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CIHAM UMR 5648 (Lyon), cardon.dominique@wanadoo.fr,