Hello--I am beginning a dissertation project with the working title "Merchant Ship Technology and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600-1800." Among other types of sources, I'm looking for anecdotal archival or published primary source material in which those engaged in the shipping business in this world--ship owners, masters, ship builders, state officials, merchants, and mariners--mention or discuss vessel technology in their correspondence, journals, logs, and other written documents. I'm interested in their opinions, judgments, specifications, and instructions regarding desig
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I wondered if anyone here is or knows an expert on Graduation trappings and traditions? If so, I'd love to talk to you.
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I am working on a project on the intersection of industrial design and folk arts in socialist-era Slovenia. I am aware of works that address the folk arts in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe; the political foundations of modern design in the former Yugoslavia; and style and socialism in the broader region. Local journals of the period include very interesting articles on state-sponsored cottage industries, which flourished in Slovenia from the early 1950s forward.
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