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Research from COST Action “CA 19131 – EuroWeb”

These essays on various aspects of textile research encompass a wide chronological perspective and vast geographical area, enriching traditional disciplines with innovative methodologies such as isotopic tracing of provenance, textile analysis, protein analysis, digital motion capture, and exploration of textile expressions in texts and folklore. All essays in this volume have been written by international teams of scholars from the participating countries. The anthology serves as a comprehensive and innovative resource, consolidating the research outcomes and insights gained from the interdisciplinary exploration of textiles in European history within the framework of EuroWeb. This volume has the potential to contribute to the advancement of European scientific excellence and competitiveness, fostering a deeper understanding of the cultural, technological, and societal significance of textiles and clothing in shaping European identity and heritage through the millenia. We hope that the anthology will find a wide and interested readership, and that it will inspire many new research projects in the field of textile history.

Contributors: Dimitra Andrianou, Giacomo Bardelli, Magali An Berthon, Tina Boloti, Cecilie Brøns, Ana Cabrera-Lafuente, Francesca Coletti, Roxana Coman, Catarina Costeira, Cristina Cumbo, Camilla Cziffery Nielsen, Klara Dankova, Anna Maria Desiderio, Kerstin Droß-Krüpe, Arianna Esposito, Astrid Fendt, Nade Genevska Brachikj, Francisco B. Gomes, Judith Goris, Audrey Gouy, Karina Grömer, Morten Grymer-Hansen, Mary Harlow, Susanna Harris, Sophia Larissa Hayda, Angela Huang, Floor Huisman, Alina Iancu, Zofia Kaczmarek, Marisa Kerbizi, Meghan Korten, Tetiana Krupa, Karolina Anna Kulpa, Lena Larsson Lovén, Ronja Lau, Yuliia Lazorenko, Susanne Lervad, Petra Linscheid, Christina Margariti, Maria João Melo, Elena Miramontes Seijas, Leyre Morgado-Roncal, Juliane Müller, Paula Nabais, Jasemin Nazim, Marie-Louise B. Nosch, Tim Parry-Williams, Irina Petroviciu, Louise Quillien, Marie-Alice Rebours, Kalliope Sarri, Kayleigh Saunderson, Francesca Scotti, Joana Sequeira, Agata Ulanowska, Magdalena M. Wozniak, Anna Zimmermann

378 pages, color illustrations

DOI: 10.32873/unl.dc.zea.1800

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ISBN 978-1-60962-315-9

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Zea Books


Lincoln, Nebraska


textiles, Europe, Euroweb


Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | European History | Museum Studies | Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Women's Studies


Essays are copyright © 2024 by their respective authors.

Textile Crossroads: Exploring European Clothing, Identity, and Culture across Millennia