Exploring Textiles and Textile Working from Prehistory to AD 500

9:00am - 6:00pm / Monday 29th October 2018 / Venue: Room 108 Brodie Tower
Type: Conference / Category: Department
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This autumn The University of Liverpool is delighted to hold its first archaeological textile conference. Fascinating current textile research from around the world will be presented by several post-graduates and early career researchers, demonstrating the diverse nature of current international textile research.

In recent years, significant advancements have been made in the study of ancient textiles, a field that now draws upon researchers from multiple disciplines. Methodological, practical and theoretical applications will be explored as we embark on a world tour of past societies and their textiles, examining what textile technology can elucidate concerning economy, technology, trade, foreign contact, religion, and fashion in the ancient world.

We are delighted to have Dr Margarita Gleba from the University of Cambridge as our keynote on the day. Dr Gleba is a distinguished researcher on archaeological textiles, and author/editor of several books on the subject, including Textile Production in Pre-Roman Italy (2008).