Previous Marie Skłodowska Curie Projects – University of Copenhagen

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Previous Marie Skłodowska Curie Projects

Greek Textile Tooles

By Małgorzata Siennicka
This project will provide new insights into the development and importance of textile production techniques in Greece in the Early Bronze Age (EBA). During this period basic cultural features of the later Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations were determined, yet the impact of textile production in this process has never been investigated.
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Chlamys

By Maria Papadopoulou
The project investigates the garment chlamys both as a material object and as a cultural symbol, thus capturing multiple glimpses of everyday life in Hellenistic Egypt, while providing a reassessment of the ongoing discource on dress, ethnicity and identity in cross-cultural contact.
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Global Encounters

By Paula Hohti
By focusing on clothing, fashion, and foreign clothing and textiles trade in the Scandinavian state of Finland and Sweden in 1550-1650 Paula Hothi explores how European trade and cultural encounters shaped Scandinavian cultures in the Renaissance period.
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Assyrian Textiles

By Salvatore Gaspa
The project will investigate and systematically map the textile terminology in use in the Neo-Assyrian period (first millennium BC). The goal is to develop a new fundamental tool for use in both Assyriological and textile-oriented studies.
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Textile Studies Between Knowledge and Knowhow

By Flavia Carraro
The project consists in an ethnographic investigation among textile experts and explores the modern reconstruction of archaeological textiles and of ancient technological textile practices. It aims to highlight the concepts of “knowledge” and “knowhow” as specific as well as complementary knowing and knowledge production processes while describing and questioning the relationship between the disciplines and the heterogeneous methods that contribute to defining the scope and substance of Textile Studies in the hybrid field of archaeological textiles.
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Identities and Transformations in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Caroline Sauvage
A study of the evolution and continuity of textile tools in the Eastern Mediterranean in the late bronze age and early iron age 13th - 10th Century B.C.E.
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Periphron Penelopeia

By Ellen Harlizius-Klück
The aim of the project is to investigate the relevance of textile structure and technology for styles of thought and ordering concepts of Greek antiquity. It integrates textile research into the understanding of culture in ancient Greece and focusses on the distribution of textile technology related patterns into science and philosophy.
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Textile Terminology of Hittite Anatolia (TEXTHA)

By Matteo Vigo
TEXTHA provides an accurate and updated analysis of the Hittite textile terminology. This is achieved through a precise examination of the preserved epigraphic sources, most of which have been collected in general works, or spread throughout scholarly journals and minor publications, but have yet to be analysed in the way now being proposed.
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Textiles in Southern Etruria (TexSEt)

By Romina Laurito
TexSEt will investigate the emergence and development of textile technologies and the use of textile fibres in Central-Western Italy from Late Prehistory (Final Bronze Age – 10th century BC) until the Roman Republican period (1st century BC), with a particular focus on the Etruscan period (8th-4th century BC).
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The Emperor's New Clothes

By Berit Hildebrandt
Bewrit Hildebrandt will explore changes in the costume of the Roman emperor, his family and his court. HEr hypothesis is that we can track the development of an imperial wardrobe, which follows the gradual acceptance and consolidation of autocracy, from the plain woolen toga of the ideal princeps to the luxurious purple silks of the monarch.
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West and East

By Hedvig Landenius Enegren
Hedvig Landinius Enegren explores textile tool technology in the Iron Age in regions with a similarly culturally mixed heritage. Her interest lies in the socio-cultural dynamics between indigenous people and the ‘colonising’ contingents of new settler populations.
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Zoroastrian Text(ile)s

By Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo
The project offers an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of the modalities and changes in the use of textiles in the Zoroastrian communities of the Iranian milieu (from ca. the 2nd millennium BCE to the 17th century CE).
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FABRIC

By Joanne Cutler
The focus of the FABRIC project is the Middle and Late Bronze Age (second millennium BC) Minoan and Mycenaean textile industries on Crete, with selected comparative case studies of sites beyond Crete.
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