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Silk in Ancient Greece and its Resonance - 19-20-21/09/2019, Athens (Greece)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19-20-21/09/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Swedish Institute at Athens (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jenny Wallensten; Stella Spantidaki; Peder Flemestad.




September 19

19.15-20.00 Key-note: Berit Hildebrandt: The Provenance, Production and Manufacture of Silk in Ancient Greece: A Reassessment

Reception at the Swedish Institute

September 20

9.00-09.30 Registration and coffee

Session 1: A Literary Thread

09.30-10.00 Peder Flemestad, Silk in the Second Sophistic

10.00-10.30 Ines Bogensperger, The Evidence of Silk in Papyrus Texts from Egypt

10.30-11.00 Mary Harlow, Spinning Tales of Silk: The Use and Misuse of Silk in Late Antique Authors

11.00-11.30 Coffee

Session 2: A Historical Thread I

11.30-12.00 Julia Galliker, Silk in the Byzantine World: Transmission and Technology

12.00-12.30 Maria Sardi: The Culture of Silk in the Mamluks (13th-16th c. A.D.)

12.30-13.00 Hedvig Landenius Enegren: Silk in Cyprus Yesterday and Today: A Retrospective Exposé

Session 2: A Historical Thread II

15.00-15.30 Amica Sundström, Silk Imitation from the Migration Period (400-550 AD) in Sweden

15.30-16.00 Petra Lindscheid, Early Silk North of the Alps: Silk Finds in Roman and Early Medieval Germany

16.00-16.30 Marianne Vedeler, Attitudes to Silk in the Viking age

September 21

Session 3: A Material Thread

10.00-10.30 Eva Panagiotakopulu, Wild Silk from the Aegean: An Archaeoentomological perspective

10.30-11.00 Christophe Moulherat, Serge Berthier, Bernd Schollhorn, Camille Aracheloff, From Cocoon to Textile: Structure and Colour

11.00-11.30 Christina Margariti, The Effects of Artificial Degradation on Silk Fibres

11:30-12:00 Coffee

Session 4: Tying Up the Threads

12.00-12:30 Amica Sundström, The Reconstruction of a Roman Silk Textile

12.30-13.00 Kalliope Sarri, Experiment and Experience: Hands-on Approaches to the Equipment and Technology of Ancient Textiles

13.00-13.30 Maria Venizelea, Silk Stories

13.30 Concluding remarks

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