HELGA 2. Scandinavian Cloth Culture 700-1100 AD

Course content

Based on new results from the Fashioning the Vikings project as well as the research network Cloth cultures in and beyond Viking Age the course focus on new and archaeologically well-founded interpretations and reconstructions of clothing as well as furnishing textiles, textiles for warfare and trade. As textiles and textile production had an important impact on the social, economic and cultural changes that took place during this period, the course also aims to give insight and perspectives in how to integrate textiles and textile production in a wider archaeological context.

After an introduction to the Viking age cloth culture, including woven textiles, twining, looping, netting and animal skins, you will experiment with basic textile technologies such as fibre identification and textile analyses. Furthermore, with reconstructed tools you will work with different techniques such as fibre preparation, spinning weaving and dyeing. The course also includes landscape analysis of textile resources, combined with textile tools and contexts investigations, to understand the variation, organisation and impact of textile production in Viking Age Society.

During the course, you will have lectures by visiting experts; participate in practical exercises as well as experimentation, and visit the National Museum, Brede, Land of Legends Lejre and other relevant sites.

https://ctr.hum.ku.dk/research-programmes-and-projects/ctr-networks/cloth-cultures-in-and-beyond-the-viking-age/

https://natmus.dk/historisk-viden/forskning/forskningsprojekter/fashioning-the-viking-age/

 

OBS: kurset består tillige af for:

Arkæologistuderende Metode 1: feltarkæologisk arbejde

Etnologistuderende: Hverdagslivets kulturhistorie

Græsk- og latinstuderende: Græsk-romersk arkæologi og kunsthistorie

Historiestuderende et "Omr 2"-kursus.  Se lektionskatalog.

Holdundervisning, forelæsninger, øvelser, ekskursioner, andet

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 88
  • Exam Preparation
  • 62
  • English
  • 192

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Partially in Danish
Course number
HSAXO0306U
ECTS
0 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
See schedule link
Studyboard
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Eva Birgitta Andersson Strand   (12-697a65657268697677777372446c7971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 20-06-2022

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