Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies is associate professor of textile analysis at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. She studied the CIETA textile analysis course at the Musée des Tissues in Lyon, France, undertook microscopic investigation of early modern material, and launched the Analytical Techniques for Organic Materials Studies (ATOMS) programme during her two-year postdoctoral Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship in Denmark (2015 to 2017). Jane developed the THREAD programme (a Danish Innovation Fund Grand Solution), which used textiles as a catalyst for refugee integration. She is also co-director of The Tudor Tailor, a team of researchers who publish resources to promote the accurate reconstruction of historic dress. She worked as a consultant for heritage organisations in the UK, coordinated front-of-house training for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace for 12 years, and ran the costumed interpretation team at Hampton Court Palace from 1992 to 2004. Jane is on the editorial board of the Journal of Dress History and the Archaeological Textiles Review. Her first degree was in journalism, she holds postgraduate diplomas in heritage interpretation and law, lectures in entrepreneurship and has held several postdoctoral fellowships at Nordic and UK universities. Jane examined all the knitted caps and collected the data about them in the KEME database. She runs an ongoing Citizen Science experimental history project and continues to analyse the material from the caps. You can email her with any questions or suggestions you may have.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie is the inspiration for the fellowship programme known as “Expanding Horizons”. The 2014 call for applicants attracted 7,472 proposals representing fierce competition from a wide range of disciplines - from astrophysics to zoology. More information about Horizon 2020 is here.
Jodie Cox is a UX Designer (WILDSIDE) with a commitment to making scientific data about cultural heritage available to a broad public. She is an expert in relational databases. Jodie is responsible for the design and development of the online version of the KEME research. You can email her for further technical information.