Making and Knowing Project Collaborates with Refashioning the Renaissance

September 16, 2019

In March 2019, the Making and Knowing Project (a Research Cluster housed at the Center and led by Professor Pamela Smith) collaborated with Refashioning the Renaissance for a dye workshop. The groups experimented with materials commonly used in the early modern period for dyeing red, including the widespread madder, the expensive kermes, and the potent cochineal.

Refashioning the Renaissance at Aalto University in Finland combines theoretical perspectives and practical hands-on work to investigate how fashion emerged and developed among new social groups in sixteenth and seventeenth century Western and Nordic Europe. Former Making and Knowing Postdoctoral Scholar Sophie Pitman currently serves as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Refashioning the Renaissance.

Learn more about the collaboration in the above video published by Refashioning the Renaissance and view their post on the workshop for more information.