FASHINATING. Fashion Inheritances. Connecting Early Modern History and Cultures of Fashion in the Iberian Peninsula to Current Societal and Heritage Safeguard Challenges



Start   .   2022
Duration   .   24 months
Principal Investigator   .   Carla Alferes Pinto (CHAM)




Research Unit

CHAM — Centro de Humanidades




FASHINATING aims to assess the importance of Moorish Iberian ethnicity and global commodities in creating European fashion of the Early Modern period. This proposal argues that the dialogue with other identities that helped forge the European identity of the 15th to 17th centuries took place within Europe and that such a contribution has been ignored by central and northern European historiography due to anachronistic interpretations and the lack of recognition of Iberian historiographical production.



 Produce a curated database on the history and cultures of clothing that will make available the state of the art of knowledge, in the form of a glossary, in open access and wiki format; develop 3D modelling of clothing reproduced in visual and written sources, which, for reasons related to the conditions of conservation and selection of objects, have no material reference in museological collections and archaeological remains in Portugal.