The Pasold Fund promotes and supports research on textile history; broadly defined, including the history of dress and the history of fashion. It does this by giving financial assistance to researchers, by organising and supporting conferences and workshops and by publishing a monograph series and a major journal, Textile History.The Fund is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Trustees: London School of Economics and the Courtauld Institute of Art
Governors: Professor Pat Hudson (Chair), Mr Donald Anderson OBE, Professor Christopher Breward, Dr Mary Brooks, Ms Clare Browne, Professor Janet Hunter, Sir Geoffrey Owen, Professor Tirthankar Roy, Dr Katie Scott, Professor Richard Wilson.
Members: Dr Sarah Cheang; Mr Dundas Hamilton CBE; Dr Negley Harte, Dr Miles Lambert, Professor Beverly Lemire (International Member), Dr Lesley Miller, Dr David Mitchell, Dr Pam Parmal (International Mamber), Dr Philip Sykas, Dr Laura Ugolini, Ms Ruby Way, Professor Evelyn Welch.
Director: Professor Giorgio Riello
Company Secretary and Treasurer: Dr John Malin
The Pasold Research Fund was established in 1964 by Eric W. Pasold OBE, whose special interest was the history of knitting. Its work was developed and extended by Kenneth G. Ponting as Research Director from 1967 to 1983, and by his successors, Negley B. Harte (Director from 1983 to 1997), Mary B. Rose (Director from 1997 to 2006), and Pat Hudson (Director from 2006 to 2010). The Fund is currently directed by Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick. He is assisted by Mrs Amy Evans. The Fund’s field of interest covers the history of textiles very broadly defined – embracing the economic, social and cultural history of textiles, their technological development, design and conservation, as well as the history of dress, and other uses of textiles from prehistory to the present. The Pasold Research Fund is a registered charity (no.234298). The Pasold Research Fund Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Company No. 796266.
All enquiries to:
Professor Giorgio Riello
c/o Mrs Amy Evans, Pasold Research Fund, Global History and Culture Centre, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3350; email: