Program workshop “Dutch Textiles in Global History”

Day 1 , 11th March, 2021  9:00-12:30 CET

9:00-9:10 – Welcome.

9:10-9:45 – John Styles (University of Hertfordshire, Victoria and Albert Museum, London): Fibres, yarns and fabrics: cotton textiles in the Netherlands and Britain before mechanisation, 1600-1760.

9:45-10:20 – Keiko Suzuki (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto): “Kimonos” and their Inspired Products as Embodiments of Global Interconnectivity.

10.20-10.30 – Break.

10:30-11:05 – Bianca Du Mortier (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam): The origin of the Japanse syde rocken or Japonsche rocken: from imperial gift to status symbol.

11:05-11:40 – Maria Wronska-Friend (James Cook University, Cairns): Jawa sarasa. The Dutch agency in introducing to Japan batik and batik-related textiles.

11:40-12:15 – Chris Nierstrasz (Erasmus University, Rotterdam): Rivalry for trade in textiles revisited. The Dutch East India and English East India companies and the European market for Indian textiles (1700-1800).

 12:15-12:30 – Closing of the First Day.


Day 2 : 12th March, 2021, 9:00-12:30 CET

9:00-9:10 – Opening of the Second Day.

9:10-9:45 – Jeremy Prestholdt (University of California, San Diego): The Fabric of Global Commerce: Indian Ocean Africa and the Textile Industry.

9:45-10:20 – Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Corinne Boter, Kate Frederick and Sarah Carmichael (Utrecht University): Relocation and resilience. Global shifts in textile production from the perspective of Dutch history.

10:20-10:30 – Break.

10:30-11:05 – Miki Sugiura (Hosei University, Tokyo): The Netherlands, Britain and the Worsted Textile Market in Japan, c1850-1880.

11:05-11:40 – Aya Ueda (KIT, Kyoto): Dutch Textile Designs and Japanese African Prints, 1950s-1980s.

11:40-12:30 – Discussion, Discussant : Maarten Prak (Utrecht University).