Call for Papers: International Workshop on Current Research in Textile Archaeology along the Nile - second edition

Ancient Egypt has preserved a huge quantity of textiles, mainly made of linen, while other areas have preferred other materials, such as wool and cotton. The main topic of this workshop will be the investigation of resources and processing of fibres in textile production in Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in archaeology, but also philology and iconography to discuss issues related to textiles in Ancient Egypt and Sudan and their current state of art, from different perspectives.

The workshop will take place in Copenhagen in person on the 5-6 December 2022 and it will consist of two parts: the first day of the workshop will be dedicated to presentations, while the second day will propose hands-on experiments on flax (only for speakers). The hands-on part will be conducted by spinner and weaver Marie Wallenberg and will focus on flax fibres processing and spinning according to our knowledge of the Pharaonic chaîne opératoire.

Please note that only the first day of the workshop will also be streamed live via Zoom.

Keynote speaker

Gillian Vogelsang Eastwood, Director of the Textile Research Centre of Leiden

Call for papers 

We welcome submissions on any related topics for a twenty minutes talk, followed by a ten minutes discussion.

The language of the workshop will be English.

Scholars interested are kindly requested to send the title of their contribution, a summary of 200-300 words, 3 keywords and their affiliation to chiara.spinazzi@gmail.com

Download call for papers

Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2022

Publication

The participants will be invited to submit their contribution for publication in a volume.

Organization

The workshop will be organised by the EgYarn project thanks to the funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement 890144 and the support of the TAES network.