Lexis Project

Gale Owen-Crocker and colleagues at the University of Manchester seek theinvolvement of DISTAFF members in a newly launched, five-year research program called "The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project," or more formally, "The Lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c. 450-1450: origins, identification, contexts and change." The project's website will document progress in the compilation of a comprehensive, user-friendly, research database, including links to online dictionaries and illustrations of the entries with maps, pictures, surviving textiles, and art works. Work on the project is taking place concurrently at the Universities of Manchester and University of Central England, Birmingham. If you have any queries or observations or if you feel you can supply relevant material, contact Brian Schneider.