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KHF Conference 2021 Call For Papers

Knitting History Forum will be contemplating Heads, Hands and Feet for our 2021 conference. KHF is calling for original research papers on items such as knitted hats, caps, bonnets, gloves, stockings or shoes, within any historical period up to the end of the 19th Century. Contributors are invited to present for maximum 20 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A, and abstracts will be published on the Knitting History website (

The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2021, just over three weeks from today. If you’re still adding finishing touches, please don’t delay โ€“ email Prof Sandy Black at and let her know you will be submitting an abstract.

Papers may examine any aspect of knitting history such as design and technical construction, materials, provenance and trade, social context or economic aspects related to the production and consumption of knitted artefacts. The Knitting History conference will be online and we welcome submissions from around the world.

Knitting History Forum Conference 2021 : Head, Hands and Feet will take place on Saturday 13th November 2021. All abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and decisions notified by 5th August. Further details are available here: