Textile research is a growing field of study with a wide range of disciplines collaborating on broadening our understanding on textiles, tools and craftsmanship in both a global and local perspective. CTR is part of this ever-growing international network of textile scholars which includes:
- Textile Archaeology in Egypt and Sudan
A network of researchers focussing on textile studies along the Nile Valley, covering Sudan and Egypt from Prehistory to the Early Modern times. Our approach is grounded in archaeological methods with the proclaimed aim of always considering textile finds within their archaeological context, taking into consideration their production, use, and final discard, as well as the circumstances of their modern discovery and study.
- Cloth Cultures in and Beyond the Viking Age
A Scandinavian research network for front-line investigations and disseminations of scientific studies of clothing, household textiles, textiles for warfare and trade. The network will offer state-of-the-art knowledge with analysis of material evidence as well as written sources, and a forum for discussion and dissemination.
- The PENELOPE Project
The aim of the orojects is to integrate ancient weaving into the history of science and technology, especially digital technology. The project encompasses the investigation of ancient sources as well as practices and technological principles of ancient weaving.
The objective of the textilnet.dk is to make a historical and contemporary digital dictionary or term base available on the Internet in order to preserve and communicate the cultural heritage of words and expressions for costumes and textiles.