First approach on the textile production at Mleiha (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates c. 250 CE)

Lecture by Chloé Nolibois, Museum of Natural History, Paris.

The corpus of domestic textiles found in Building H of the Mleiha site, in the United Arab Emirates was exceptionally well preserved after the building in which it was located burned down. Céline Kerfant carried out an initial study during her Master dissertation in 2015. Her approach, underpinned by archaeobotanical knowledge, enabled the identification of many of the textile fibers used in their manufacture. Enriched by the knowledge and analysis methods provided by the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, this second study aims to complete the technical understanding of a selected corpus of these charred Mleiha textiles, while looking at the possible insertion of their manufacturing into the trade routes of the Arabian Sea.

CTR meetings and lectures Spring 2024

Every other Tuesday at CTR, we have administrative meetings running through the semester, followed by a scientific presentation, either by a CTR member or an invited scholar. We kindly invite everyone interested to join these lectures.

Lecture, ca. 14:00-14:45

The weekly lecture will start at 14:00 and will be followed by a free discussion amongst all participants. Please see the program below. You are more than welcome to join us in person at CTR, University of Copenhagen South  Campus, room 11B-1-05.

If dates are still open for lectures in the calendar, you are more than welcome to write to us with suggestions for speakers.

Zoom Link

You can join us via Zoom in case you are not able to attend the event in person. In that case, simply follow this link.

We expect everybody to turn on the camera and have your name as the “name tag”. It will be possible to join the discussion but until personally addressed, we ask all participants to be muted.

Meeting 15:00-16:00

The second hour, 15:00-16:00, is mainly reserved for CTR members, yet if anyone would like to join, they are welcome. The meeting consists of general administrative and CTR-related news and information as well as “News around the table”, where everyone gives a short update on their projects. Anyone participating in the meeting is expected to join this, also if you are not a member of CTR.