Department of Art

Re-fashioning the Renaissance

Re-fashioning the Renaissance is a five-year ERC-funded project that combines theoretical perspectives and practical hands-on work to investigate how fashion emerged and developed among new social groups in Western and Nordic Europe 1550–1650. The aim of the project is, on the one hand, to produce new knowledge of the dissemination and development of early modern European fashion among popular groups, and on the other, to evaluate how experimental ‘hands-on’ methods, such as historical reconstruction, digital modelling and scientific testing, can be used as a methodology in cultural studies of dress.
Testing 16th century dye recipes. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019
Testing 16th century dye recipes. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019

Project researchers:

Professor Paula Hohti, Principal Investigator
Dr. Sophie Pitman, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Victoria Bartels, Project Researcher
Anne-Kristine Sindvald Larsen, Doctoral Candidate

Past:
Dr. Michele Robinson, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Stefania Montemezzo, Project Researcher

Project images

Making woad balls for dyeing. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019.

Making woad balls for dyeing. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019.

Experiments at Biofilia lab. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2020.

Experiments at Biofilia lab. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2020.

Examining 17th century hat fragment at the Museum of Copenhagen. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019.

Examining 17th century hat fragment at the Museum of Copenhagen. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2019.

Refashioning team studying early modern books of secrets at the Welcome Collection. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2018

Refashioning team studying early modern books of secrets at the Welcome Collection. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2018

Refashioning team studying silk fabrics at Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2018.

Refashioning team studying silk fabrics at Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua. Photo: Refashioning the Renaissance project, 2018.

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