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Sarah A Bendall is a material culture historian whose work specialises in the gendered and embodied experiences of dress, particularly those of women, as well as the roles of gender in the production, trade and consumption of global commodities and fashionable consumer goods between 1500-1800.

Her first book on early modern women and dress, Shaping Femininity, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic/Visual Arts.

Her current research examines the widespread use of whaling products such as baleen in dress and decorative arts between the years 1500-1800 to explore the complex historical relationship between fashion, gender, global trade and the environment.

On this website you will find blog posts and tutorials that feature her research and experimental reconstructions, as well as information about her latest projects and publications.