Conference: Textilien & Inventare (Vienna, 27-28 March 2014)

WORKSHOP chasubke
Inventories of Textiles – Textiles in Inventories (Late Medieval and Early Modern Period)


March 27 (Late Middle Ages)

CHAIR: Thomas Ertl
14.00: Opening Remarks
14.15: Christiane M. Elster, Inventories and Textiles of the Papal
Treasury around 1300. Concepts of Papal Representation in written and material media
15.00: Sarah-Grace Heller, Revisiting the Inventories of Artois:
Mahaut and the Line between Treasure and Fashion
15.45 Break
16.15: Sharon Farmer, Finding Parisian Silk in Aristocratic and Royal Accounts
17:00: Lisa Monnas, Reading English Royal Inventories: the Inventory of Henry V (1423)

March 28 Morning (Early Modern Period I)

CHAIR: Barbara Karl
9.30: Annemarie Stauffer, A List of Garments for Charles the Bolds Entourage Sent to Tommaso Portinari in Bruges in 1473
10.15: Richard Stapleford, The Fabric of Life in the 1492 Inventory of the Estate of Lorenzo de’ Medici
11.00 Break
11.30 Jessica Hallett, All His Worldly Possession, Textiles in the Inventory of the Fifth Duke of Braganza, 1563
12.15 Paula Hohti, European Influences on Scandinavian Noble Dress: Textiles and Clothing in the Surviving Inventories in Finland, 1550-1600

March 28 Afternoon (Early Modern Period II)

CHAIR: Corinne Thepaut- Cabasset
14.00: Chiara Buss, A “Book of Foreign Samples” Dated 1628 from the State Archives in Milan
14.45: Burkhard Pöttler, Clothes and Cloths in Styrian Probate Inventories of the Late 17th and 18th Centuries
Break 15.30
16.15: Hedda Reindl-Kiel, The Empire of Fabrics – The Range of Fabrics in Internal Ottoman Gift Traffic and Textiles as Ottoman Diplomatic Gifts (16th-18th Centuries)
17.00: Kim Siebenhüner & Gabi Schopf & John Jordan, Cottons and Indiennes in Early Modern Swiss Inventories
17:45 Concluding Discussion

The workshop is a joint initiative of MAK (Museum für angewandte Kunst, Wien) and WISO (Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna). Guests are most welcome. All presentations will be given in English. For further information please contact:

Prof. Thomas Ertl
Department of Economic and Social History
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Dr. Barbara Karl
Curator of Textiles and Carpets
MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst
Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien


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