Research programmes, projects and networks
Save the Loom: defining, documenting, and preserving
The main focus of the project is preserving, documenting, and defining Danish loom types.
Fashioning Sudan. Archaeology of dress along the Middle Nile
Fashioning Sudan is developing the archaeology of dress practices as a holistic method to reconstruct diverse narratives of identity along the ancient Middle Nile valley. The project investigates remains of garments made of textile and animal skin, the artefacts that rest closest to the human body and at the crossroads between the individual, technology, and social praxis.
Textile resources in Viking Age landscapes (TriVaL)
The overarching project aim is to contribute to the understanding of the great need for textiles resources and its impact on the use of the Danish landscapes and influences on settlement structure with case studies around Limfjorden and Southwest Zealand. Furthermore, to integrate the results and make them visible and accessible to the study of socio-political structures.
RECONTEXT: Reconstructing the history of Egyptian textiles from the 1st Millennium AD at the National Museum of Denmark
The overall aim of the project is to establish a history of the Egyptian textiles collection at the National Museum of Denmark (NMD): reconstructing the way the objects are acquired, their provenance as well as their original look and shape.
EuroWeb fosters a pan-European network of scholars and stakeholders from academia, museums, conservation, cultural and creative industries.
Practises of practise: Between Crafts People and Digital Tool
The aim of this project is to illuminate how the body, mind and environment are involved in the production processes behind ancient technology and the creation of textiles, by developing the use of Experimental Archaeology, Motion Capture, Cognitive Motor Neuroscience, 3D modelling and scanning and Acoustic analysis for recording and understanding textiles and textile craft processes.
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.
Fashioning the Viking Age
The aim of the project Fashioning the Viking Age is to create new and archaeologically well-founded interpretations and reconstructions of the Viking Age dress. The project is a cooperation between Ulla Mannering, the National Museum, Eva Andersson Strand, Centre for Textile Research at UCPH, and Lejre Land of Legends.
Skin, Fur and Leather Terminology
An international collaborative skin terminology project to examine the leather, fur and skin terminology in a diachronic way.
TexLab: Interdisciplinary hub for the study of past cloth cultures
The aim of TexLab is to create a collaborative platform for the combined study of cloth cultures by humanistic, digital, and natural sciences, and further merging resources and expertise into shared research programmes and outputs.