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Monday 23.8.2021 
Research Event

14.00–15.00 EET

Katrin Kania Tablet-Weaving: Weaving Complex Patterns Without Paper Drafts

15.00–16.00 EET

Mervi Pasanen It´s all about details – Finnish late iron age dress finishing and accessories

16.00–16.45 EET

Sanna Lipkin, Ville Karjalainen & Mikko Finnilä Micro-computed tomography of archaeological textiles – Benefits and limitations

16.45–17.15 EET

Johanna Banck-Burgess Early Textile Production: Mesolithic hunter-gatherer cultures as trailblazer 

Tuesday 24.8.
Welcome ceremony and lecture


11.00–12.00 EET

Sanna Lipkin Archaeological Textiles from Northern Finland: New Perspectives on the Past

Early textile production
Session chair: Monika Kaczmarek 


12.15–13.15 EET

Weronika Skrzyniecka Textile impressions on the Trypillia culture pottery 


Monika Kaczmarek Neolithic Pottery as a Source for Research on Prehistoric Textile Production – Possibilities and Limitations 

Clare Privilege Textile production “lacunae”: The case study of prehistoric Ireland 

Bronze Age fibres and fabric production
Session chair: Tereza Štolcová


14.00–15.30 EET

Susanna Harris Fabrics of the Late Bronze Age pile-dwelling settlement of Must Farm, Britain 

Margarita Gleba Textile fibres at the Bronze Age settlement of Must Farm, UK: species identification and processing 

Celia Elliott-Minty A braided bracelet/armband found in a Bronze Age cist on Dartmoor, UK: how might it have been made? INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK 


Agata Ulanowska Ariadne’s Thread Reconsidered: The Evidence for Yarns and Cordage in the Aegean Bronze Age from the Impressions on Undersides of Clay Sealings 


Malgorzata Siennicka Textile tools from MBA/LBA Argos in the Argolid, Greece: clay reels, weaving, and textile techniques

Vendel and Viking Age textiles
Session chair: Karolina Pallin


15.45–17.15 EET

Santa Jansone & Artis Aboltins Textiles and armour during Vendel period in Scandinavia and Baltic 

Tracy Niepold Visible but not visualizable – challenges in analysing degraded textile remnants preserved in the so-called singer’s burial of Trossingen

Ulla Mannering Fashioning the Viking Age

Ida Demant Textile production and craft people in Viking Age - new analyses and results 

Annika Larsson Silk Samite in the Viking Age female Boatgrave 36, Gamla Uppsala: a Textile Review

Karolina Pallin Brocaded tablet-woven bands from Viking age boat graves in Valsgärde, Sweden - different techniques, similar appearance 

Keynote lecture


18.00–19.00 EET

Ulla Moilanen All we need is… a detailed look into grave contexts

Wednesday 25.8.
Colourful past and weaving
Session chair: Sanna Lipkin


11.00–13.00 EET

Riina Rammo, Krista Vajanto & Mervi Pasanen Searching for mastery in dyeing – blackish blue on Estonian textile finds (11th–15th c) 

Amica Sundström & Maria Neijman Medieval textile in seal bags versus archaeological textiles from Swedish cities 

Kelvin Wilson A Visual Compendium of Prehistoric Fashions 

Kelvin Wilson Fashions of Fur 

Nina Manninen Gold, silk and treasures from the Orient – Catherine Jagiellon's wardrobe in inventories 1562–1563 INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Lorena Ariis An experiment with heavy loom weights INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Dolores Kearney Weaving Stories: A multidisciplinary approach to Early Medieval Irish Textiles  INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Textiles from shipwrecks and cloth reproductions
Session chair: Anna Silwerulv


14.30–15.30 EET

Margarita Gleba & Angela Middleton Textiles and cordage from the 17th century English shipwreck of the London 

Anna Silwerulv, Cecilia Aneer & Fred Hocker Textile and leather finds from the Swedish warship Vasa. A research project on common people’s clothing from the early seventeenth century 

Jenni Sahramaa Use It to Understand It – Ancient Dress in Re-enactment

Jaana Riikonen et al. Ravattula Dress project INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Reproduction of decorative textiles
Session chair: Alexandra Makin

15.45–17.15 EET

Tereza Štolcová, Juraj Zajonc & Ina Vanden Berghe Picking up the threads: the reconstruction of the 1,600-year old tapestry from Poprad-Matejovce based on a new evidence

Marie Wallenberg Oseberg 18C, geometric patterned fragments. How have they been woven? Are there any close parallels to be found? 

Krista Vajanto, Mervi Pasanen & Elina Sojonen Recreation of a Finnish Medieval wool intarsia by experimental archaeology

Jennifer K. Matthews, Robert Bachman, Gregory T. Clark & Christopher M. McDonough Uncovering the story of a reproduction medieval cycle tapestry through interdisciplinary studies INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Alexandra Makin The early medieval St Cuthbert maniple: a recreation project

Caps, laces and looped textiles
Session chair: Sanna Lipkin


17.30–18.30 EET

Jane Malcolm-Davies Speed dating or slow dating: interdisciplinary analysis of knitted and other non-woven textiles 

Nina A. Pavlova Headdresses of 15th century Moscow. Archaeological and historical evidence

Sanna Lipkin Bobbin laces from Ostrobothnian church burials (late 17th century – early 19th century) INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Anne Marie Decker But it looks like... methods for differentiating non-woven looped structures

26.8. Thursday
Large collections, new perspectives
Session chair: Ronja Lau


11.00–12.00 EET

Petra Linscheid The textile archive of H.-J. Hundt

Ronja Lau Hallstatt Period Textiles from Slovenian Burials

Ingrid Schierer Erfassung der Textilgeräte in den Archiven des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien in der Datenbank THANADOS

Clothing of the priests and monks
Session chair: Helena Březinová


12.15–13.15 EET

Veronika Pilna Preserved textiles from the cesspit in Plasy Monastery

Milena Bravermanová, Helena Březinová & Jana Bureš Víchová Textiles from the Tomb of St. Wenceslaus

Rebeka Nagy & Réka Semsey The Robe of Saint Emeric Data related to the Prince’s cult in Pannonhalma after examining a relic

Clothing and textile items from working contexts
Session chair: Judit Pásztókai-Szeőke


14.00–15.30 EET

Judit Pásztókai-Szeőke Dishing the dirt on the Roman textile and cloth refurbishing workshops in Pannonia

Katrin Kania & Beatrix Nutz Industrial use of tablet-woven bands

Beatrix Nutz Fact and Fiction – Late 15th to 16th Century Extant Miner´s Garments vs. Pictorial Sources

Sandra Y. Comis Excavated Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Whalers’ Clothing from Spitsbergen

Liisa Seppänen & Päivi Repo From trash to rags and men’s fashion

Understanding fibres and taphonomy
Session chair: Jenni Suomela


15.45–17.15 EET

Caroline Solazzo, Cristina Scibè, Bayarsaikhan Jamsranjav & Kira Eng-Wilmot Proteomics characterization of organic metal threads in 11th–15th century textiles

Caroline Solazzo, Elena Phipps, Maria Fusco & Petra Czerwinske Identification of Viscacha hair in Precolumbian Peruvian Textiles with Proteomics 

Karina Grömer, S. V. Horne & Margarita Gleba Textiles burning. Understanding charred textiles from cremation graves and experimental charring

Jenni Suomela My experiments with cross-sectioning textile fibres

Isabella Żołędziowska Before the wool reaches the spindle – techniques of initial processing of wool and their effects on the textile 

Understanding burial textiles
Session chair: Erika Ruhl


17.30–18.30 EET

Maikki Karisto, Heini Kirjavainen & Jaana Riikonen Fibres & Dyes, Bands & Seams - Preliminary results on Ravattula costume ca. 1200 AD INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Elizabeth E Peacock, Stina Tegnhed & Emma Maltin Two Swedish Late Modern Period Foetal Burial Shrouds

Erika Ruhl Re-made and Re-purposed: Exploring textile performance characteristics in pre-modern Finnish burials 

18.30 EET Good byes...

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