The Gender, Power and Materiality in Early Modern Europe research network is a two-year project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project aims to highlight the relationships between gender, power and materiality, defined both in terms of physical objects or material texts and the social and cultural practices and spaces in which they were produced, consumed, exchanged and displayed.

The network is based at Plymouth University, UK. The Principal Investigator for the project is Professor James Daybell, Plymouth University. The Co-Investigator is Professor Svante Norrhem, Lund University, Sweden.  Professor Susan Broomhall, Dr Angela McShane, Dr Nadine Akkerman and Professor Jacqueline Van Gent also make up the project steering committee. Network participants include established as well as early career researchers and each member will bring a specific expertise and research question to the project – the range of which is truly international and transdisciplinary.

In addition to Plymouth University, the three key non-UK Higher Education partners for the network are Lund University, Leiden University in The Netherlands and the University of Western Australia. We also have a range of collaborating museum, archive, gallery and civic partners, including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Powderham Castle, the Worshipful Company of Glovers, Skarhults kulturminne and the Swedish Riksarkivet.