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Thomas Cooper

Thomas Cooper

Thesis title (in progress): 'May Morris, Textiles, Material Culture - c.1880 - 1939'


Biography:

Thomas is a PhD Student at the University of Cambridge where he is researching May Morris (1862 - 1938) and Arts and Crafts textiles and designs. His research is supervised by Professor Rosalind Polly Blakesley and is funded by a Pigott Studentship. Previously, Thomas obtained his BA (Hons) and MA degrees from The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Thomas is a member of Trinity Hall. 

Research Interests

  • Textiles
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement
  • The making and materiality of objects
  • Craft and Design as "Art History"

Key Publications

  • Entry on Margery Kendon (1902 - 1985) for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (forthcoming)
  • 'Review of Young Poland: The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890 - 1918', Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Forthcoming)
  • 'Memory and Embodied Experience in the Embroidery Practice of May Morris, Immediations, No. 17 (2020) : https://courtauld.ac.uk/research/publications/immediations/immediations-no-17-2020/thomas-cooper
  • 'A Monstrous Imagining of Matter and Spirit: Robert Brough's 'Fantaisie en Folie' (1897)' , Immediations, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2019)