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Research - Education: Call for Papers
The workshop will explore the use and production of textiles in cultic contexts in the Mediterranean area.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC

International workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark

Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC – International workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark, Copenhagen 21-22 November 2013

Deadline: 01 June 2013

An international workshop on the theme of textiles and cult in the Mediterranean in the first millennium BC, arranged by The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark, will take place in Copenhagen, on November 21st–22nd 2013.

The workshop will explore the use and production of textiles in cultic contexts in the Mediterranean area. The aim of the workshop/colloquium is to gain a greater knowledge on the use of textiles in ancient cults, such as the dedication of garments to deities, the dressing of cult statues, the existence of certain priestly garments and clothing regulations for visitors to sacred areas, as well as the question of whether textiles were produced in sanctuaries. The Organizing Committee welcomes papers that treat textiles in sacred contexts from all aspects – archaeological, philological, historical and ethnographical. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes.

A publication of the workshop is scheduled for 2015: C. Brøns & M.-L. Nosch (eds.), Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean in the first millennium BC, Ancient Textiles Series, Oxbow Books, Oxford (2015).

Interested participants should send the Organizing Committee a confirmation of their interest and a preliminary title of their contribution as soon as possible, before June 1st 2013. Abstracts (max. 250 words) should be sent to Cecilie.Broens@natmus.dk by August 1st.

There are no conference fees, but participants will have to provide their own funding for travel and accommodation.

Place: The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.