Professor Giorgio Riello
Giorgio Riello is Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick. He has written extensively on early modern textiles, dress and fashion, and material culture in Europe and Asia. He is the author of A Foot in the Past (OUP/Pasold, 2006), and has co-edited eight books including Shoes (2006); The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles (OUP/Pasold, 2009); How India Clothed the World (Brill, 2009); The Fashion History Reader (Routledge, 2010); and Global Design History (Routledge, 2011). He recently published Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World (CUP 2013).
Pat Hudson was Director of the Pasold Research Fund between 2006 and 2010 and is Professor Emerita of Economic and Social History at Cardiff University. She has researched and published on industrialisation in Britain, on pre-factory manufacturing, the family economy and demographic change in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as on the role of quantitative analysis in historical work.
Professor Christopher Breward
Christopher Breward is Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and was before Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Before working at the V&A he was Head of Research at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where he still holds a Visiting Professorship. Christopher's personal research interests lie in the field of fashion history and he has published widely on fashion's relation to masculinity, metropolitan cultures and concepts of modernity.
Mary worked as conservator/curator in Europe, America and England before becoming Head of Studies and Research at the Textile Conservation Centre and was subsequently Reader and Programme Leader for their MA Museum & Galleries (University of Southampton). She was Acting Director of Studies, MA Cultural Heritage Management, University of York (2009-10) and Monument Fellow at York Castle Museum (2010-11). She is now at Durham University where she is developing a new MA in Cultural Heritage. Research interests include seventeenth-century embroideries, the use of X-radiography for the greater understanding of textiles and dress and the cultural and technical study of regenerated protein fibres. Mary has a particular interest in object-based research and conservation as a means of interpreting cultural artefacts.
Ms Clare Browne
Clare Browne is Curator of European Textiles 1500-1800 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, where she has worked since 1982. Dealing with dress and furnishing textiles across a wide range of techniques including weaving, printing, embroidery, lace and tapestry, she has published and lectured particularly on woven silks and textile design. She is a member of the Directing Council of CIETA (Centre International d'Etude des Textile Anciens).
Janet Hunter is Saji Professor of Economic History in the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics, and became an LSE-nominated Governor in 2003. She has written widely on the economic development of modern Japan, and on the history of economic and business relations between Britain and Japan . Her publications include a number of articles on Japan 's textile industries, and a monograph on textile workers during Japan 's industrialisation appeared in 2003, with a Japanese translation published in 2008.
Sir Geoffrey was formerly Editor of the Financial Times. During 1991-1998 he was Director of Business Policy Programmes, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute of Management , London School of Economics.
Professor Tirthankar Roy
Professor Roy is an economic historian of modern and early-modern South Asia and his particular interests include industrialization, labour and employment, and historiography. He has published widely on the history of textiles in the Indian subcontinent, in particular on weavers and on the cotton textile trade.
Katie Scott studied the history of art at University College London, from where she gained both a BA and a PhD. She has taught at The Courtauld Institute of Art since 1988. A specialist in French art and architecture of the early modern period, Katie Scott’s is the author of The Rococo Interior (Yale University Press, 1996). She is currently preparing a book length study on the origin of copyright and patent in the arts in early modern France.
Richard Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of East Anglia . His connection with Pasold dates from the time when the Fund provided a grant for his first book Gentlemen Merchants: the Merchant Community in Leeds, 1700-1830 (MUP, 1971): a classic, pioneering study of emergence, operations and business culture of city merchants before and during the industrial revolution period. Since then Richard has continued to research various aspects of the textile and well as the brewing industry, mostly in the eighteenth century.