Millie Horton-Insch (UCL) - 2019-20 Students

Locating 'Textility': Race, Gender and Textiles in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Britain

My project starts with the premise that the historic distinctions drawn between ‘Anglo-Saxon’ and ‘Romanesque’ art historical styles have obscured the continued importance of textiles and their makers in this period. In my research I therefore seek to compare eleventh- and twelfth-century embroideries to works in other media as a means of exploring the role played by English women in promoting Insular artistic traditions after the Norman Conquest. I am particularly interested in how art historical critical theories concerning gender, race and materiality may better inform our understanding of visual art in this period.

Primary supervisor: Dr Robert Mills, UCL
Secondary supervisor: Prof Clare Lees, SAS

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