Alumni Update | Marsely Kehoe (Ph.D., 2012) Co-Curated Dutch Textile Trade Project

Marsely Kehoe (Ph.D., 2012) announces the launch of the Dutch Textile Trade Project, a data-driven visual textile glossary she co-curated with Carrie Anderson (Middlebury College). It examines Dutch East and West India Company economic data alongside the visual and material record of historic trade textiles. The website–which will expand as the data set grows–provides downloadable data, interactive web applications, and short essays that interpret these data in the context of contemporary images and extant textile samples.

This project was created in collaboration with developers Morgan Schwartz and Jen Henel, and many, many others. It was supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and Middlebury College’s MiddData.

The project is also the focus of  a special issue of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA) (Winter 15.1). The issue features a lead article about the project (written by Drs. Kehoe and Anderson) and a series of shorter essays by established and emerging experts in historic textiles, digital art history, and digital humanities, including Sylvia Houghteling, Victoria de Lorenzo, Avalon Fotheringham, Deepthi Murali, Meha Priyadarshini, Angelina Illes, Chris Nierstrasz, Deborah Hamer, Lauryn Smith, and Jen Henel.