On 7-8 May 2015 an international conference entitled First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean will be held at the National Museum of Denmark (http://natmus.dk/en/) and the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen (http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/) in Copenhagen. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/conferences/2015/First_Textiles_Conference_preliminary_programme.pdf. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
K. Sarri, "Textiles, baskets and pots: decorative craft transfer in the Aegean Neolithic"
A. Ulanowska, "More observations on functionality of Early Bronze Age textile tools from Greece"
G. Gavalas, "Textile tools and manufacture in the Early Bronze Age Cyclades: the evidence from Amorgos and Keros islands"
L. Völling, "Spindle whorls in Troy? A critical examination of a common opinion"
M. R. Belgiorno, "Pyrgos/Mavroraki textile production in 2000"
13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium
On 9-13 June 2015 the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium will be held in Gothenburg. Further information is available at http://bronsalderssymposiet.gu.se/english. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Siennicka, "(In)Visible fibres? Textile production in the Early Bronze Age Greece (the 3rd millennium BC)"
A.-L. Schallin, "Amber and ritual at Mycenaean Dendra - The Baltic connection"
H. Whittaker, "The North from the Perspective of the Greek Mainland in the Late Bronze Age"
S. Sabatini, "Late Bronze Age Oxhide and oxhide-like ingots between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean: problems and challenges"
E. Pernicka, D. Berger, G. Brügmann, C. Frank, and B. Nessel, "Discovering Bronze Age Trade routes: archeological evidences and the potential of Tin Isotopes"
J. Ling and L. Melheim, "The Mediterranean turn: the importation of south European copper to Scandinavia and Atlantic maritime trade routes"