Current Research in Textile Archaeology along the Nile
We invite young scholars and researchers to discuss current research in textile archaeology along the Nile, from Alexandria to Khartoum. We welcome papers highlighting textiles and textile production in their archaeological context, paper following the chaîne opératoire from fibres to cloth, or on use and economic perspectives.
The seminar will be streamed online to ensure that it reaches its potential audience and that researchers who are unable to attend can still join the discussion later on. Please note that all presenters need to secure permission for online diffusion of any photos and/or drawings.
Location: Room 22.0.11 on South Campus
08:40 – 09:00 Registration, coffee, tea, and welcome
Session 1. Methods and Techniques: Renewed Interest in Ancient Textiles from Egypt and Sudan and Interdisciplinary Approaches
Chairs: Anne Drewsen and Ulrikka Mokdad
09:00 – 09:25 The Study of Textiles of the Museo Egizio: A Work in Progress
Valentina Turina & Mathilde Borla, Turin Museo Egizio
09:25 – 09:50 Reappraisal of the Late Antique Textile Collection from the
Department of Antiquity, Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts
Eszter Matyas, Hungarian National Museum
09:50 – 10:15 Spiral Textiles. Ancient Techniques – Modern hands
Ulrikka Mokdad, CTR
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:10 The Museological Value of Misattribution
Cary Karp, Uppsala University
11:10 – 11:35 Charting the Nalbinding of the Nile
Anne Marie Decker, independent researcher
11:35 – 12:00 The TexMeroe Project: Towards an Integrative Archaeology of Textile
Elsa Yvanez, CTR
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 2. From the Field: Current Research on Ancient Textiles
Chairs: Ulrikka Mokdad and Elsa Yvanez
13:00 – 13:25 Textiles in the Elite Cemetery at Hierakonpolis: Fresh Investigations
Alistair Dickey, University of Liverpool
13:25 – 13:50 The Elephant’s Shroud
Anne Drewsen, CTR
13:50 – 14:15 Tracing Clothes in the Ancient Temples and Documents
Katarzyna Kasprzycka, University of Warsaw
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 – 15:10 Scientific Analysis and Technical Study of three ancient Egyptian
textiles from the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, Western Thebes,
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550 - 1295 B.C.
Tatiana Verdon, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, NYC
15:10 – 15:35 The Practice of Wrapping in Tutankhamun's Burial in a Comparative
Ziff Jonker, University of Copenhagen
15:35 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:25 Qasr Ibrim. Its tools and textiles
Sarah Hitchens, University of Liverpool
16:25 – 16:50 Nubian Textiles project – An investigation of textiles and
textile production of medieval Sudan
Magdalena Wozniak, IKSIO-PAN Warsaw
16:50 – 17:30 Concluding remarks and discussion
17:30 – 18:30 Glass of wine in the CTR library
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant
Registration to attend the seminar is free, but required for logistic reasons.
No registration is required to access the streaming – a link will be uploaded to this page during the week before the seminar.
Please register no later than 10 January 2019.
- Hotel Copenhagen
- Radisson Blu Scandinavia
- Bella Sky Copenhagen
- Danhostel Copenhagen City
- Copenhagen Downton Hostel
Lunch options are available at the cafeteria and cafés within the University of Copenhagen, all providing hot or cold meals with vegetarian and/or vegan options.
Coffee and tea will be served during breaks throughout the day.