# Pointer to literature on double enrichment and functors among enriching categories?

I'm currently working with the following two situations:

1. $\mathbb A$ is a monoidal category, $\mathbb B$ is an $\mathbb A$-enriched monoidal category, and $\mathbb C$ is a $\mathbb B$-enriched category (and ${\mathbb A}\ncong {\mathbb B}$, ${\mathbb B}\ncong {\mathbb C}$, ${\mathbb A}\ncong {\mathbb C}$).

2. $\mathbb V$ and $\mathbb W$ are monoidal categories, $v$ is a $\mathbb V$-enriched category, $w$ is a $\mathbb W$-enriched category, and there is a monoidal functor $F:{\mathbb V}\to{\mathbb W}$.

I haven't been able to find much in Kelly's Basic Concepts of Enriched Category Theory, but surely others have come across these two situations before; there are lots of easy results (like, the image of $v$ under $F$ is a $\mathbb W$-enriched category) which must have been known for ages. Are there terms for the situations above? That would help me search the literature. If not, even just one paper on either of these cases with a bibliography would be a good foothold.

So far everything I've found on enriched category theory seems to focus on the case where there's only one enriching category in which all of the enriched categories are enriched (or the self-enrichment case where $\mathbb D$ is isomorphic to a $\mathbb D$-enriched category).

Thank you!

Your #1 might be called "iterated enrichment," and in good situations, it is a special case of #2. If A is a monoidal category and B is a monoidal A-category, then (the underlying ordinary category of) B is monoidal, and we have a (lax) monoidal functor B→A given by the A-valued $\underline{Hom}(I,-)$ where I is the unit object of B. In particular, every B-enriched category becomes an A-enriched category in a canonical way. If B is cocomplete, then this functor has a left adjoint (given by copowers of I) which is (automatically) colax monoidal, and strong monoidal if B is closed. Conversely, given a lax monoidal functor R:B→A where B is closed and hence a B-enriched category, then B becomes A-enriched according to #2.
• Thanks Mike! Sadly the phrase "change of base" means (as you mention) so many things that it isn't really workable as a search phrase. I like the term "iterated enrichment" quite a bit, and will adopt it immediately. As you guessed, the two scenarios are related, but unfortunately I can't assume that $\mathbb B$ is self-enriched (closed). I voted your answer up, but I'm going to hold off on accepting an answer in order to see if somebody can come up with a citation of some sort. – Adam Sep 27 '10 at 4:28