Paula Hohti Erichsen
Department of Art

Paula Hohti Erichsen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358504384180
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Paula Hohti is a professor of Art and Culture History at Aalto University. Her research focuses on Italian Renaissance dress and material culture, with a special focus on their role and function within the classes of artisans and shopkeepers. Since she gained her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2006, she has held research positions at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, EUI in Florence, Bard Graduate Centre in New York, and University of Copenhagen. She has been a principal investigator in two major international research projects, The Material Renaissance and Fashioning the Early Modern, led by Evelyn Welch. In 2016, she received the €2 million ERC Consolidator grant.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Apr 2017

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016 This 2 million euro grant awarded for my new 5-year research project, titled 'Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups, Fashion and the Material and Cultural Significance of clothing, 1550-1650'. The aim of the project is to investigate transformations and dissemination of fashion across social groups in the Renaissance period, and develop new, experimental 'hands-on' methods in historical research of dress.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Jan 2010

HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) collaborative grant of 1 million euros, for Fashioning the Early Modern: Innovation and Creativity in Europe, 1500-1800 Responsible for the sub-theme ‘Social Groups and the circulation of fashion’. Awarded for years 2010-2013

Publications

Department of Art

Artisans and Material Culture in Renaissance Italy

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Art

The Art of Artisan Fashions: Moroni’s Tailor and the Changing Culture of Clothing in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Publishing year: 2019 The Art of the Poor: The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe 1300-1600
Department of Art

Cheap Magnificence? Imitation and Low-Cost Luxuries in Renaissance Italy

Publishing year: 2018 Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in Early Modern Italy
Department of Art

Who, what where, when - The Forgotten histories of fashion

Publishing year: 2017 Aalto University Magazine
Department of Art

Dress, dissemination and innovation

Publishing year: 2017 Fashioning the Early Modern
Department of Art

Pukeutumisen historiaa

Publishing year: 2017 Pirta
Not published at Aalto University

Domestic space and identity

Publishing year: 2010 URBAN HISTORY
Not published at Aalto University

'Conspicuous' consumption and popular consumers

Publishing year: 2010 RENAISSANCE STUDIES: JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR RENAISSANCE STUDIES