Textiles and Gender in Cuneiform Texts – Københavns Universitet

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Textiles and Gender in Cuneiform Texts

It is with great pride the CTR and TORS announce that Assyriologist Cécile Michel, Directrice de Recherche (1ère classe) at CNRS, Histoire et Archéologie de l’Orient Cunéiforme (HAROC) and Hamburg University, Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, will be awarded a honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. Cecile has long-standing connections to Copenhagen: she was a founding member of the Old Assyrian Text Project at Copenhagen and since 2005 she has been connected to CTR, where she an Associate Research Professor collaborating on textile terminology, other French-Danish and international interdisciplinary projects, as well as within the international research network Ancient Textiles from the Orient to the Mediterranean. (ATOM).


The Centre for Textile Research, the Saxo institute and Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies kindly invite all to attend her public lecture.

Textiles and Gender in Cuneiform Texts

Friday 17 November 10.15-11.15, Room: 27.0.09

Cuneiform sources represent a unique textual corpus for anyone working on antiquity because of its abundance, its variety and the information it provides on a wide range of topics from different perspectives, whether texts have been found in palaces, temples or private houses. The topic chosen for this lecture is based on cuneiform texts as a token of recognition for the important role played by Copenhagen in European Assyriology, especially in the Old Assyrian studies. It deals with ancient textiles and has been directly inspired by a close and ongoing collaboration with the Centre for Textile Research since more than twelve years. It thus combines studies carried on in two different departments of Copenhagen’s faculty of humanities, the department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) and the Saxo Institute. Assyriology is developed in the first one while the second one includes a world unique chair for textile archaeology.

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