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Program - NESAT XII in Hallstatt

The NESAT XII symposium will be organized by the Natural History Museum Vienna on 21st till 24th of May 2014 in Hallstatt, Austria

Following the example of the previous conferences in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Esslingen (Germany), NESAT XII will consider prehistoric and historic textile finds, focused on contextual analysis of finds, new methods. Papers on other current research topics related to archaeological textiles are also welcome. The organizers encourage papers that present lesser known or recently excavated textiles, techniques and iconography that will generate discussion and exchange of information among the conference attendees.
In addition, this conference will introduce a poster session. Posters can focus on any topic related to archaeological textiles, but should be primarily visual.

Papers will be presented in English or German.

Organisation NESAT XII, Hallstatt
Dr. Karina Grömer
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Prähistorische Abteilung
Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien, Österreich

Conference Program

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Tuesday, 20. 05. 2014

Tuesday Arrival
16:00 - 18:00 Evening registration, Culture- and Congress House Hallstatt

Wednesday, 21. 05. 2014

Wednesday PAPERS, Culture- and Congress House Hallstatt
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome by Alexander Scheutz, mayor of Hallstatt and Anton Kern, Director of Prehistoric Department NHM
09:30 - 11:00 Session 1: Textile Research in Austria
•  K. Grömer: Textile Research in Austria
•  B. Nutz: Mining for Textiles - Textiles for Mining
•  J. Schramm, A. Fischer: Dressed with a thousand scales - the find of a Roman Lorica Squamata
•  I. Vanden Berghe, B. Nutz: Medieval Colors of Lengberg
11:00 - 11:20 Break - coffee
11:20 - 12:40 Session 2: Prehistory: Neolithic and Bronze Age materials
•  L. Bender Jørgensen and A. Rast-Eicher: Hunting down the earliest wools in Europe
•  A. Grabundzija: Invisible wool. Indirect Evidence from the 4th and 3rd Millennium Southeastern Europe
•  S. Harris: Folded, layered textiles from a pit pyre excavated from Over Barrow, Cambrigdeshire
12:40 - 14:00 Break - lunch
•  Presentation: Small special exhibition about textile finds from a silver mine in Carinthia
14:00 - 15:40 Session 3: Prehistory: Bronze Age in Scandinavia
•  U. Mannering: Costume and Textile Design in the Nordic Bronze Age
•  S. H. Fossøy: Seams and embroidery on Bronze Age costumes in northern Europe
•  K. Wilson: Phenomenology of Prehistoric Clothing
15:40 - 16:00 Break - coffee
16:00 - 17:30 Session 4: Prehistory: Iron Age and Roman Iron Age
•  A. Rast-Eicher, I. Vanden Berghe: Altrier - a new look on the textiles
•  J. Maik: Gewebe der Hallstattkultur aus Domaslaw in Niederschlesien
•  I. Demant: Textiles and Design in the early Roman iron Age of Western Denmark
•  U. L. Hansen: Textile production in Late Roman Iron Age Denmark
17:30 - 19:00 Break
19:00 •  Festivity speech: H. Reschreiter: Salt Mine Archaeology at Hallstatt

Thursday, 22. 05. 2014

Thursday Excursion
Excursion Block 1: Hallstatt High Valley (Salzbergtal): salt mine and cemetery (Salzwelten Hallstatt)
Excursion Block 2: Hallstatt town highlights (including ossuary), Hallstatt museum
19:00 Buffet

Friday, 23. 05. 2014

Friday PAPERS, Culture- and Congress House Hallstatt
09:00 - 10:50 Session 5: Research History; Tools and Textile Production
•  M. Schwab: Schlabow gegen Stokar - ein früher Streit unter Forschern und dessen Hintergründe und Folgen
•  E. Harlizius-Klück: Against all odds: Pure Science and Ancient Weaving
•  E. Andersson-Strand: Textile tools and archaeology
•  T. Štolcová, J. Zajonc: Interdisciplinary reconstruction of weaving on the warp-weighted loom in the Hallstatt Period
10:50 - 11:10 Break - coffee
•  Poster presentation
11:10 - 12:30 Session 6: Research History; Tools and Textile Production
•  M. Gleba: Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500 BCE
•  B. Klessig: Textile Tools from Viking Age Graves in Gothland, Sweden: a Preliminary Exploration
•  H. M. Sherman: Hedging on Archaeological Heckles: A comparison of medieval heckles from Novgorod, Latvia, and York
•  R. Rammo, A. Matsin: Textile Production in a Medieval village in Siksälä (Estonia)
12:30 - 14:00 Break - lunch
14:00 - 15:40 Session 7: Early Medieval grave finds in Central Europe
•  S. Desroiers: Chinese silks in the Merovingian graves of Saint-Denis Basilica?
•  I. Schneebauer-Meißner: Die Textilien und anderen organischen Reste der Männergräber des baiuvarischen Reihengräberfelds von Petting
•  Ch. Peek: Erste Ergebnisse textilarchäologischer Untersuchungen an organischen Materialien des Gräberfeldes von Lauchheim "Wasserfurche"
•  T. Niepold: Die Textilien des Herrn von Morken - Neubearbeitung eines alten Fundmaterials
15:40 - 16:10 Break - coffee
•  Presentation by Britt Nowak-Böck, Helmut Voß: A standardised mapping system for organic remains on metal objects and in in–situ blocs
16:10 - 17:30 Session 8: Early Medieval garments from bogs and burials in Northern Europe
•  S. Möller-Wiering: Runde Sache? Der Hunteburger Mantel A
•  G. M. Zink, A. Kwaspen: The Daetgen trousers
•  H. Lukešová: Old Fragments of Women's Costumes from the Viking Age - New Methods for Identification
•  I. Žeiere: Surprising Discoveries in the National History Museum of Latvia
18:30 General Meeting of Friends of Archaeological Textiles Review

Saturday, 24. 05. 2014

Saturday PAPERS, Culture- and Congress House Hallstatt
09:00 - 10:50 Session 9: Medieval and Early Modern textiles from mines and settlements
•  C. Christiansen: Medieval textiles and fibres from a lead mine at Sillerholes, West Linton, Scotland
•  A. Wilczyńska: Medieval Textiles from Wrocław Nowy Targ Square
•  T. Kaszab-Olschweski: "Fossile" Textilien
•  K. Tidow: Filze, Gestricke und Gewebe des 17. Jahrhunderts aus Stralsund
10:50 - 11:10 Break - coffee
11:10 - 12:30 Session 10: Medieval and Early Modern funeral dress and headwear
•  D. Grupa: Silk liturgical vestments excavated in the parish church of St. Nicolas in Gniew
•  S. Lipkin, K. Vajanto: Funeral dress and textiles in the 17th and 18th century burials in Oulu, Finland - Theoretical considerations on identity
•  C. L. Dahl, C. Rimstad: A Renaissance Woman´s Silk Cap from a Copenhagen Moat
•  J. Malcolm-Davies, H. Davidson, R. Frost: "He is of no account... if he have not a velvet or taffeta hat": A survey of excavated sixteenth-century knitted caps
12:30 - 14:00 Break - lunch
14:00 - 15:40 Session 11: Medieval and Early Modern textiles with gold, silver and silk
•  E. Wincott Heckett: Gold and Silver Decorative Metal Laces in the 16th and 17th Centuries in Ireland and Europe
•  B. Nowak-Böck: A hidden treasure of silver and silk
•  G. M. Zink: The reliquary of Starigrad, Oldenburg
•  M. Cybulska, E. Mianowska-Orlińska: Analysis, Reconstruction and Interpretation of two Early Medieval Silks from Kruszwica
15:40 - 16:00 Break - coffee
16:00 - 17:40 Session 12: Specific Analysis on Early Medieval-Medieval textiles
•  J. Galliker: Application of computer vision to cross-collection characterisation of historiy silk textiles
•  D. Kohout, H. Březinová: An Assamblage of Medieval Archaeological Textiles from Prague: a study of Current and Original Colours
•  I. von Holstein: Identifying local and non-local textiles in medieval assamblages from around the Baltic and North Seas
•  M. van Strydonck, D. Bénazeth: Four coptic textiles from the Louvre collection 14C re-dated after 55 yr
17:40 End discussion and farewell

Sunday, 25. 05. 2014

Sunday Departure