Dr Sally Tuckett
- Lecturer (History of Art)
- Eighteenth and nineteenth century dress and textile history, particularly in Scotland
- Cloth, clothing and social control
- Clothing and identity
- Scottish textile industry (including design, manufacture and trade)
Having studied History at undergraduate level at the University of Edinburgh, Sally then completed an MSc in Scottish Studies which introduced her to the study of material culture and consumption in Scottish society. Building on this interest and staying at the University of Edinburgh, her PhD investigated how the clothing and textiles of eighteenth-century Scots can be interpreted as symbols of wider cultural, social and economic practices.
Sally is currently working on examining the relationships between textiles, dress and social control in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as a means of further understanding marginal social groups.
Sally was the researcher on ‘Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland’, a Leverhulme funded project led by Prof. Stana Nenadic at the University of Edinburgh, from 2013-2014, focusing on the Ayrshire whitework industry and Scottish handloom weavers. Prior to this, she was the researcher on ‘Colouring the Nation’, a two-year collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Led by Stana Nenadic, this project investigated the Scottish Turkey red dyed and printed cotton industry of the nineteenth century.
- Research Fellow, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library Fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg, VA, USA, July –September 2015
- Research Fellow, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Richmond, VA, USA, August 2014.
- Researcher Led Initiative Grant, University of Edinburgh.
- Research Fellow, Winterthur Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE, USA, August 2012
I welcome PhD applications from students in the areas of dress and textile history, particularly those interested in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
- Framing Dress and Textile Histories (MLitt)
- Birth of Modern Fashion? Textiles and Dress, c.1760-1815 (MLitt)
- Historical Dress in Film and Television (Junior Honours)
Convenor MLitt Art History: Dress and Textile Histories
Other Publications/Forthcoming Publications
'Jim Tomlinson, Dundee and the Empire: ‘Juteopolis’ 1850-1939 (Edinburgh University Press, 2014)', for Economic History Review, 68:3 (2015)
Vivienne Richmond, Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England (Cambridge University Press, 2013)', for Institute of Historical Research, Reviews in History, http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1790
‘Anthony Cox, Empire, Industry and Class: The Imperial Nexus of Jute 1840-1940 (Abindgon: Routledge, 2013’, for Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 34:1 (2014)
‘Alison Toplis, The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850 (Pickering and Chatto: London, 2011)’, for Textile History, 43:2 (2012)
‘Colouring the Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry’