The European Textile Forum in 2013 will again take place in the Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology in Mayen, Germany. This is the new research center of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM). The date of the Forum is September 2-8 2013.
We have modified our programme a little and will have short lectures in the morning, followed by discussion and practical research regarding the textile techniques presented in the lectures. The practical part will either be organised in form of workshops, a demonstration, or will be something like a "hands-on round table". Evenings are reserved for socialising and for more work on textile projects.
Our focus topic in 2013 will be "Decorative Elements in Textiles" - this includes dyeing, embroidery, printing, and painting on textiles. It would be especially nice to have a specific textile as the center of a presentation that can also be the topic of the afternoon practical session.
As always, while papers or posters about our focus topic are especially welcome, please do contact us if you would like to speak about a topic outside this focus.
Registration for the Textile Forum 2013 is now open. Please be advised that there are only limited accommodation possibilities at the site: Due to the space available at the Experimental Archaeology Lab, we can accommodate about a dozen to fourteen participants on-site only.
The RGZM is graciously supporting the European Textile Forum by granting us use of the simple, mixed on-site dorms. If you prefer a room in a hotel or pension, you can of course book your own accommodation in Mayen; some more information can be found on the Travel and Accommodation page. Full board consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner; water to drink as well as tea and coffee will be available at all times. All meals will be served in the Laboratory. The conference fee, including the sleeping possibility in the on-site dorm and full board during the week, is 300 Euro per person.
For the Forum, we are looking for paper or poster presentations as well as for offers to do a demonstration or workshop. If you can offer a workshop in connection with our Forum focus, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss organisatorial details.
To register for the Forum with or without a poster or paper presentation, please submit your current area of research or interest as well as the title and abstract of your presentation, if applicable, by using this registration form. If you would like to give a paper longer than 30 minutes, please let us know about that and we will try to make it possible.
If you have questions or suggestions, you can contact us directly via email@example.com.
We are looking forward to a wonderful conference with you!