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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 production, trade and consumption of global commodities and fashionable consumer goods between 1500-1800.

Her first book, Shaping Femininity, has recently been published with Bloomsbury.

Her current research examines experimental history approaches, the roles of women in the clothing trades during the seventeenth century, and the widespread use of whaling products in fashion between the years 1500-1800.

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.