News and events

During the course of this research, we will share our research findings at events hosted by us and others. Below you will find an overview of all planned activities and news regarding the project and project related topics. Follow us to stay informed.



Dutch Textiles in Global History: Interconnections of Trade, Design, and Labour, 1600-2000

This workshop aims to address the following questions: How has the Dutch textile industry been influenced by its global connections and, vice versa, how have Dutch textile exports influenced other regions? How did the Dutch connect to or disconnect from differentiated textile markets and consumption tastes, for instance by linking, transferring and imitating designs and values of certain products? How did other players on the world market respond?

Making Households Count

Click here for the preliminary program. Most scholars researching historical living standards use men’s urban wages as a proxy for…

PhD defence Aditi Dixit

On 17 May, at 16:50, Aditi Dixit will defend her PhD thesis ‘Asian Divergence in an Age of Globalisation: Textile…