Dr Sally Tuckett

  • Senior Lecturer (History of Art)

telephone: 0141 330 7308
email: Sally.Tuckett@glasgow.ac.uk

R407 Level 4, History of Art, 8 University Gardens, G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8696-688X

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Scottish dress and textile history
  • Cloth, clothing and social control
  • Clothing and identity
  • Textile trades in a transatlantic contextbiography

Having studied History at undergraduate level at the University of Edinburgh, I went on to do a Masters in Scottish Studies which introduced me to the world of material culture and consumption. My PhD, also at the University of Edinburgh, built on these interests by investigating the clothing and textiles of eighteenth-century Scotland, exploring how these items can be interpreted as symbols of wider cultural, social and economic practices.

CURRENT RESEARCH

I am currently working on two research projects. The first is an exploration of the Scottish linen industry in the eighteenth century, looking at the connections this industry had with clothing enslaved people in the West Indies and North America, and how we can use cloth and clothing to try and understand their experiences. This work is forming the basis of a book Transatlantic Threads: Linen in a Scottish-American Context (forthcoming, Edinburgh University Press).

The second is an AHRC funded project ‘Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Knitting in Modern Scotland’, led by Prof Lynn Abrams, History. This project is widening our understanding of the knitting industry in Scotland, including its relationship with fashion, gendered labour, and the relationships between craft-based and industrial production.

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009
Number of items: 9.

2018

Tuckett, S. and Quinton, R. (2018) Looking back and moving forward: the MLitt in Dress and Textile Histories at the University of Glasgow. International Journal of Fashion Studies, 5(1), pp. 157-168. (doi: 10.1386/infs.5.1.157_1)

2016

Nenadic, S. and Tuckett, S. (2016) Artisans and aristocrats in nineteenth-century Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 95(2), pp. 203-229. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2016.0296)

Tuckett, S. (2016) Reassessing the romance: tartan as a popular commodity, c.1770-1830. Scottish Historical Review, 95(2), pp. 182-202. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2016.0295)

Tuckett, S. (2016) The needle crusaders: the nineteenth-century Ayrshire whitework industry. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 36(1), pp. 60-80. (doi: 10.3366/jshs.2016.0168)

2015

Tuckett, S. (2015) Jim Tomlinson, Dundee and the Empire: ‘Juteopolis’ 1850-1939 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. Pp. ix + 222. 12 figs. 15 tabs. ISBN 9780748686148 Hbk. £70). Economic History Review, 68(3), pp. 1075-1076. (doi: 10.1111/ehr.12143)[Book Review]

2014

Tuckett, S. (2014) The Scottish bishops in government, 1625-1638. In: Adams, S. and Goodare, J. (eds.) Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions. Series: Studies in Early Modern cultural, political and social history. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 59-78. ISBN 9781843839392

2013

Nenadic, S. and Tuckett, S. (2013) Colouring the Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland, c.1840-1940. National Museums of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781905267804

2012

Tuckett, S. and Nenadic, S. (2012) Colouring the nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey red pattern books in the National Museums Scotland. Textile History, 43(2), pp. 161-182. (doi: 10.1179/0040496912Z.00000000016)

2009

Tuckett, S. (2009) National dress, gender and Scotland: 1745-1822. Textile History, 40(2), pp. 140-151. (doi: 10.1179/004049609x12504376351308)

This list was generated on Sun Jul 3 04:40:34 2022 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Tuckett, S. and Quinton, R. (2018) Looking back and moving forward: the MLitt in Dress and Textile Histories at the University of Glasgow. International Journal of Fashion Studies, 5(1), pp. 157-168. (doi: 10.1386/infs.5.1.157_1)

Nenadic, S. and Tuckett, S. (2016) Artisans and aristocrats in nineteenth-century Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 95(2), pp. 203-229. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2016.0296)

Tuckett, S. (2016) Reassessing the romance: tartan as a popular commodity, c.1770-1830. Scottish Historical Review, 95(2), pp. 182-202. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2016.0295)

Tuckett, S. (2016) The needle crusaders: the nineteenth-century Ayrshire whitework industry. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 36(1), pp. 60-80. (doi: 10.3366/jshs.2016.0168)

Tuckett, S. and Nenadic, S. (2012) Colouring the nation: a new in-depth study of the Turkey red pattern books in the National Museums Scotland. Textile History, 43(2), pp. 161-182. (doi: 10.1179/0040496912Z.00000000016)

Tuckett, S. (2009) National dress, gender and Scotland: 1745-1822. Textile History, 40(2), pp. 140-151. (doi: 10.1179/004049609x12504376351308)

Books

Nenadic, S. and Tuckett, S. (2013) Colouring the Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland, c.1840-1940. National Museums of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781905267804

Book Sections

Tuckett, S. (2014) The Scottish bishops in government, 1625-1638. In: Adams, S. and Goodare, J. (eds.) Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions. Series: Studies in Early Modern cultural, political and social history. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 59-78. ISBN 9781843839392

Book Reviews

Tuckett, S. (2015) Jim Tomlinson, Dundee and the Empire: ‘Juteopolis’ 1850-1939 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. Pp. ix + 222. 12 figs. 15 tabs. ISBN 9780748686148 Hbk. £70). Economic History Review, 68(3), pp. 1075-1076. (doi: 10.1111/ehr.12143)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Sun Jul 3 04:40:34 2022 BST.

Grants

  • Co-investigator on Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Knitting in Modern Scotland (AHRC funded, three years).

  • Carnegie Research Incentive Grant, ‘Transatlantic Threads: Linen in the Scottish-American Contexts, c1707-1830’, 2019-2021.

  • Research Fellow, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library Fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg, VA, USA, August-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.

Supervision

I welcome PhD applications from students in the areas of dress and textile history, particularly those interested in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Teaching

  • Framing Dress and Textile Histories

  • Birth of Modern Fashion? Textiles and Dress, c.1680-1815

  • Victorian Visions: Dress and Textiles c.1837-1901

  • Fabrics of a Nation: Scottish Dress and Textile Histories

  • Applying Dress and Textile Histories

  • Work Placement Coordinator for Dress and Textile Histories MLitt

  • Historical Dress in Film and TV (Junior Honours)

  • The Invention of Tradition? Material Culture and Scottish Identity, 1707-1822 (Senior Honours)

  • A History of Royal Fashion, free online course in association with Historic Royal Palaces

Additional information

AFFILIATION:

  • Museums, Galleries Scotland Recognition Scheme (Committee Member)
  • Pasold Research Fund (Member)
  • Paxton House (Curatorial Panel)
  • Scottish Historical Review Trust (Secretary)
  • Scottish Tartans Authority (Trustee)
  • V&A Dundee Decolonisation Advisory Board (Member)

 PODCASTS AND VIDEOS:

ONLINE EXHIBITION: