Urban textiles in social context
Seminar in Tartu, 10th–13th September, 2009

The seminar aimed at being a meeting point of different professionals trying to "contextualize" the textile finds from their respective urban excavations. We seeked for contributions dealing with the role of context in understanding the textile finds from the medieval town areas, which would thus encourage better understanding of the textile material itself.

The seminar took place in Tartu, a medieval city almost unrecognizable in present townscape. However, the finds from archaeological collections, and the academic atmosphere of the town, offered a suitable environment for discussions.

Participants of the Seminar in Vastseliina Castle

The seminar was organized by the Chair of Archaeology at the University of Tartu in cooperation with Tartu City Museum