Textiles were the most important manufactured product in the medieval world and this exhibition, curated by Dr Chris King from the Department of Archaeology, looks at the archaeology of medieval cloth production and consumption. The Midlands were a major centre for sheep farming and cloth making, which we can see in the remains of deserted medieval settlements and through spinning and weaving tools. Spreading disease and depopulation, as well as wealth and knowledge, medieval cloth production and trade inter-connected communities across Europe, surviving and driving profound social, economic and environmental change.
Part of Archaeology and Collections in the East Midlands, an Exhibition Programme that introduces and examines some of the incredible work currently being undertaken throughout the East Midlands by archaeologists, community groups and museums. It also introduces unseen regional collections not usually on display.
Wednesday 20 MayDjanogly Theatre
This talk examines why and how this change altered the fabric of the Eternal City.
Wednesday 24 JuneDjanogly Theatre
The story of medieval textile ranges from entire landscapes and deserted settlements.
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