Marie Skłodowska-Curie Projects – University of Copenhagen

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Projects

Textile Reflections: Multi-sensory Representation of Textile Work in Latin Poetry and Prose

By Magdalena Öhrman
This interdisciplinary research project explores and re-interprets the representations of textile work and textile artefacts in Latin literature.
Detailed literary analysis taking into account matters of metrics, rhetoric (sound figures) and structure (content patterns) shows that Latin authors display greater technical understanding of textile work than previously assumed, and suggest that their tacit knowledge of textiles/textile production has influenced the artistic development of descriptions of textile crafts.
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Monks, Nuns, and Textiles (MONTEX)

By Maria Joanna Mossakowska
The MONTEX project examines Egyptian society in the Late Roman, Byzantine and Early Arab periods through its economy and material culture. The project focuses on the production, circulation, and distribution of textiles. This research will be conducted using the monastic environment as an example.
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