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

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First call for papers
Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC
International workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark

Date: 21st – 22nd of November 2013 (two full days)
Place: The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
It is a pleasure to announce an international workshop on the theme of textiles and cult in the Mediterranean in the first millennium BC. The workshop will be arranged by The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark, and will take place in Copenhagen 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.
We welcome 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).
Please send us a confirmation of your interest and a preliminary title of your contribution as soon as possible, before June 1st 2013. Abstracts (max. 250 words) should be sent to Cecilie.Broens AT natmus.dk by August 1st.

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

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