Presenting "Fashioning Sudan": research aims, methods, and future activities

Presentation by Elsa Yvanez.

Starting in September 2022, CTR will host a new project entitled "Fashioning Sudan. Archaeology of Dress along the Middle Nile" (ERC StG n°101039416). Our approach will merge different academic fields, such as archaeology, textile and animal skin research, palaeoproteomics, and socio-cultural theory, to develop an interdisciplinary study of garments.

The project will encompass the high-resolution analysis of textile and animal skin garments from the Bronze Age to the Late Medieval period, in close connection with their archaeological context. The results will reveal which animal and plant species were exploited, as well as skills and craft dynamics. It will then question how to use clothing and socio-cultural theories to reveal previously unknown aspects of past Sudanese lives. We hope to bring new and more representative knowledge about the populations of ancient Sudan and to highlight the entanglement of dress practices in the fabric of society. 

This presentation will outline the different components of the project - material and methods - and describe the future activities planned at UCPH and beyond. 

At CTR, every-other Wednesday, we have administrative meetings running through the semester, followed by a scientific presentation.

We kindly invite everyone interested to join these lectures.

The presentation, will start around 15:00. Please join the zoom link and you will be let in. We expect everybody to turn on the camera and have your name as the “name tag”.

Please see the programme for more information.