PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14

The arrival of the Huguenots in Britain and their importance to the domestic silk industry is well known. The French refugees took with them new weaving skills, new designs, and a large workforce. As a result, the English silk industry was able to compete with France as a serious producer for the fashion market. This… Continue reading PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14

#PoTW – Traditions in the Development of the Warburg Institute: A Commemoration of the Migration in December 1933

The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek, Hamburg and London – Traditions in the Development of the Warburg Institute: A Commemoration of the Migration in December 1933 To mark the 80th Anniversary of the move of the Warburg Institute to London two conferences are being held with the support of the City of Hamburg, one at… Continue reading #PoTW – Traditions in the Development of the Warburg Institute: A Commemoration of the Migration in December 1933