Textiles and Fibres Through Time
The call for papers is now closed, however we are still accepting submissions for poster presentations . This exciting symposium will take place on Saturday, 21st November at the Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Textiles and Fibres Through Time is a thematic one-day symposium that will bring together a variety of speakers from different disciplines. In the past, a wide range of raw materials including wool, animal hair, flax, hemp, grasses, reeds, briars, willow and bark have been used to create artefacts such as clothing, bedding, floor-coverings, sails, baskets, ropes and many other items. These activities have ranged in scale from craftwork to fulfil household needs, through cottage industries to factory production.
The aim of the symposium is to explore the history, archaeology, economics and sociology of the raw materials, production, and use of textiles and fibres, with a particular emphasis on Ireland. Speakers may wish to consider issues such as: How did the development of new or improved agricultural and production techniques affect society? How were choices in clothing design and/or production a reflection of identity? What were the driving forces in the evolution of textile or fibre production? Who were the gainers and losers?
Speakers and poster presentations are invited from a diverse range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, economics, folk-life and sociology. Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with time for questions. A poster session with mini-presentations of 5 minutes will also be held.
This exciting symposium will take place on Saturday, 21st November at the Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Oral paper presenters will have FREE registration.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words, plus your details, including affiliation (if applicable) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th September 2015.See our website at www.ahsi.ie for further details.
Download A4 Call for papers and posters
Download A3 Call for papers and posters
Carbery Group (AHSI Sponsor)
Magee (Symposium Sponsor)