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A Conference from the Craftsperson's Perspective: introduction to the European Textile Forum

Author(s): Katrin Kania ; Sabine Ringenberg

Editor(s): Heather Hopkins

Year: 2013

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As far as conferences go, the European Textile Forum is a quite unusual one. Concentrating on the aspects of craftspersonship and crafting, it caters to the very special and individual needs of those persons working with historical textile techniques. This includes an uncommon schedule of papers in the evening and the daylight hours reserved for archaeological experiments, workshops or simply exchange between the participants and hands-on discussion on and about their current textile projects. With a full week running time, the Textile Forum is long enough for a larger experiment like the Spinning Experiment undertaken in 2009, and long enough for the participants to learn from each other and establish a good contact for the further networking. This paper explains the reasons behind the Forum - and the possibilities of such a unique conference concept.

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A Conference from the Craftsperson's Perspective: introduction to the European Textile Forum. Katrin Kania, Sabine Ringenberg, Heather Hopkins. In Ancient Textiles, Modern Science. Re-creating Techniques through Experiment. Pp. 3-10. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 2013 ( tDAR id: 424923)


Experiment Textile

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min long: 5.865; min lat: 47.275 ; max long: 15.034; max lat: 55.057 ;

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 14053


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America