Textile production with its complex technology and high socio-cultural significance has been a key craft in past societies in Europe and the Mediterranean. However, despite its complexities and social and
economic importance textile manufacture has been often considered a household-scale production performed and maintained predominantly by women.
The present conference aims to examine the dynamics and organisation of textile production, through investigating the combined evidence of archaeological textiles, textile tools and equipment, archaeological
remains of textile workshops and dye-works, and written and iconographic sources. The conference will focus on Europe and the Mediterranean from the late Neolithic to Iron Age and early historical periods.
We particularly welcome papers discussing various aspects of the dynamics and organisation of textile production, such as:
We invite submission of paper titles and abstracts (ca. 250 words) by January 31, 2017.
The presentations must not exceed 20 minutes.
The provisional programme of the Conference will be announced by February 15, 2017 and followed by the First Circular.
The conference fee is 60 Euro for scholars and researchers, and 35 Euro for students and PhD students.
Please note that the organisers do not cover travel and accommodation expenses.