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.
Participants of the Seminar in Vastseliina Castle
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.
The seminar was organized by the Chair of Archaeology at the University of Tartu in cooperation with Tartu City Museum