Textile History

Textile History is an internationally recognised, peer reviewed journal and one of the leading publications in its field. It is viewed as an important outlet for current research. Published in the spring and autumn of each year, its remit has always been to facilitate the publication of high-quality research and discussion in all aspects of scholarship arising from the history of textiles and dress.

Since its foundation the scope of the journal has been substantially expanded to include articles dealing with aspects of the cultural and social history of apparel and textiles, as well as issues arising from the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of historic textiles or clothing. Textile History reviews a wide cross-section of books from all parts of the world, dealing with any aspect of textile and clothing history; the Book Reviews Editor is happy to consider books for review that have been published in any of the languages which fall within the bounds of scholarship in its fields.

Textile History welcomes high-quality submissions based on original research from a wide range of scholarly perspectives including economic, social, art, design and cultural history, as well as material culture studies from a historical perspective. Submissions from both established and younger scholars are welcome.

The journal regularly publishes Exhibition Reviews and Object Lessons; the former offer important discussion of major public exhibitions of dress and textiles, while the latter element of the journal illustrates the ways in which the study of objects can inform analysis in scholarly research. The Research Notes section is intended for brief comments or limited discussion of particular issues not requiring a major article.

Edited by:

Exhibition Reviews Editor:

Book Reviews Editor:

Editorial Board:

  • Dilys Blum (Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA)
  • Richard Candee (Boston University, USA)
  • Barbara Karl (MAK, Vienna, Austria)
  • S D Chapman (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • F Charpigny (Université Lumière Lyon 2, France)
  • S Chassagne (Centre Pieree Léon d’Histoire Economique et Sociale, Lyon, France)
  • Zhao Feng (China National Silk Museum, China)
  • Linda Grove (Sophia University, Japan)
  • A Hood (Department of History, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • T Kusamitsu (Open University of Japan)
  • Beverly Lemire (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Shinobu Majima (Gakushuin University, Japan)
  • Margaret Maynard (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Lesley Miller (Victoria & Albert Museum, UK)
  • T Nicks (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada)
  • Marie-Louise Nosch (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Kaori O’Connor (University College London, UK)
  • Prasannan Parthasarathi (Department of History, Boston College, USA)
  • Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Mary Rose (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Verity Wilson (University of Oxford, UK)

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