Textile Research in the Pre-digital Age and Vindolanda, Berenike, Qasr Ibrim: Securing Textile Records for the Future

Lectures by Lise Bender Jørgensen, Emeritus Professor of Nordic Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Dept. of Historical Studies and John-Peter and Felicity Wild.


Textile Research in the Pre-digital Age

This talk will present Bender Jørgensen’ work on archaeological textiles during the 1970s and 1980s, which included visiting museums in most of Northern Europe at the time of the Iron Curtain, followed by field work in Egypt during the 1990s.

Vindolanda, Berenike, Qasr Ibrim: Securing Textile Records for the Future

Detailed records of archaeological textiles, written, drawn and photographed in the field, are vulnerable, particularly when they are not digital and have no secure home. Total digitization is a partial solution. In this discussion we present and comment on the (incomplete) digital archives for three key Roman sites, copies of which are being deposited with CTR for long-term curation, and use.

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.