The Society hopes to bring together people from across the world, working in a wide range of disciplines, who have an interest in all aspects of medieval dress and textiles.

We hold a variety of events throughout the year including conferences, seminars, workshops, study days and online talks on different themes. Our speakers and members include professionals and amateurs: scholars, archaeologists, curators, craftspeople, theatrical designers, reenactors, and students who find a friendly and knowledgeable audience upon which new ideas and research may be tried out. Some meetings incorporate practical demonstrations, displays or handling sessions.

Upcoming events

Become a member of MEDATS

MEDATS is a forum for anyone interested in, or curious about, European clothing and textiles from the end of the Roman Empire in western Europe until the Early Modern Period. Annual subscriptions run from 1st January – 31st December. 

Members may:

  • stand for office within the Society
  • vote in meetings and elections
  • attend some events free of charge
  • receive a discount on early bird registration for paid events
  • receive an electronic copy of the newsletter
  • receive email announcements