The Winter 2023 issue (vol. 15.1) of the refereed, open-access Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (jhna.org) is now available. This special issue, co-edited by Marsely Kehoe and Carrie Anderson, debuts their collaborative Dutch Textile Trade project and website (dutchtextiletrade.org), which examines the economic data of the Dutch East and West India Company archives alongside the visual and material record of historic trade textiles. The website also provides downloadable data and dynamic visualizations. The issue features a lead article about the project and a series of shorter essays by established and emerging experts in historic textiles and digital art history and digital humanities. This issue examines the textiles traded by the Dutch East and West India Companies across the globe, patterns of consumption, and the relationship between the visual and material record of textiles and archival documentation.
Issue 15.1 (Winter 23) | Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editors’ Greeting (H. Perry Chapman et al.)
Dutch Textile Trade: Issue and Project Introduction (Carrie Anderson & Marsely L. Kehoe)
Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market: A Digital Approach (Carrie Anderson & Marsely L. Kehoe)
The Dutch Textile Trade Project and the Growth of JHNA’s Digital Art History Capabilities (Jennifer Henel)
Part I: Researchers in the Field
The Filaments of the Textile Trade: Subtle and Broad Trends in Exports from South Asia to Maritime Southeast Asia (Sylvia Houghteling)
Locating the Madras Kerchief in Global Textile Trade: Convergences between Connecting Threads and the Dutch Textile Trade Project (Victoria de Lorenzo, Avalon Fotheringham, Deepthi Murali, Meha Priyadarshini)
The Fascination with Japanese-Styled Gowns: A Quantitative Perspective on Ready-Made Garments at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century (Angelina Illes)
From ‘Sits’ to ‘Spices’: Dutch Interactions with the Global Circulation of Indian Textiles (Chris Nierstrasz)
Part II: Topics in the Digital Humanities: Projects, Methods, and Resources
New Netherland Documents and the Digital Archive (Deborah Hamer)
The Façade of Neutrality: Unearthing Hidden Histories in the Montias Database with Digital Methodologies (Lauryn Smith)
Connecting the (described) Fibers: Controlled Vocabularies of Global Textiles (Jennifer Henel)
JHNA publishes peer-reviewed original scholarship, across a range of methodological approaches, on Dutch, Flemish, German, and Franco-Flemish art and material culture dating from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. We also publish state of research and critical essays, as well as English translations of significant articles originally published in other languages. JHNA welcomes the submission of manuscripts from scholars at every career stage. We also encourage proposals for state-of-research and critical essays. See our Submissions guidelines.
H. Perry Chapman, University of Delaware, Editor in Chief
Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Art Institute of Chicago, Associate Editor
Bret Rothstein, Indiana University, Associate Editor
Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute, University of London, Associate Editor
Alison M. Kettering, Carleton College, Past Editor in Chief
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