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Tanneries and dyers in the medieval and modern Mediterranean

Tannerie et teinturerie en Méditerranée médiévale et moderne

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Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 by João Fernandes

Summary

This workshop is part of the annual cycle « Crafts in the Mediterranean » organized by the Laboratory of medieval and post-medieval archaeology in the Mediterranean (LA3M UMR 7298), in the tradition of history and archaeology of crafts and techniques of the University of Aix Marseille. The theme this year is "Medieval and post-medieval Tanning and Dyeing in the Mediterranean". The meeting will be held in the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH), in Aix-en-Provence (France) March 31, 2015.

Announcement

Introduction

This workshop is part of the annual cycle « Crafts in the Mediterranean » organized by the Laboratory of medieval and post-medieval archaeology in the Mediterranean (LA3M UMR 7298), in the tradition of history and archaeology of crafts and techniques of the University of Aix Marseille. The theme this year is "Medieval and post-medieval Tanning and Dyeing in the Mediterranean". The meeting will be held in the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH), in Aix-en-Provence (France) March 31, 2015.

Topic

Tanning and dyeing are fundamental activities in the medieval and post-medieval economy and society. Despite recent diachronic and interdisciplinary synthesis, few researches are today conducted on these crafts for medieval and modern times in the Mediterranean. This workshop aims to make an inventory of current historical and archaeological studies, boosted in particular by the increasing preventive excavations in both urban and rural environments. The plurality of approaches is welcome (history, archeology, zoo-archaeology, study of manufactured leather and dyed objects, archaeo-botany, chemistry ...).

We offer three main themes following the operational chain of tanning and dyeing, from the acquisition of plant and animal raw materials to the production of manufactured goods:

  • From the outlands to the workshop
    • Skins
    • Tannins
    • Dyes 
  • In the workshop :
    • Spatio-functionnal organization of the production units
    • Operational chain
    • Artefacts 
  • Tanners and dyers in the rural and urban society
    • Social status
    • Specialization/pluriactivity
    • Transfer of know-how 

Terms of Submission

Please send your proposal (title and short abstract), stating your institutional affiliation,

before December 15, 2014

to: burri@mmsh.univ-aix.fr 

Scientific organizer

  • Sylvain Burri, historian and archaeologist, Laboratoire d’archéologie médiévale et moderne en Méditerranée (LA3M UMR 7298/University of Aix Marseille).

Places

  • Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme - 5, rue du Château de l’Horloge
    Aix-en-Provence, France (13)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 15, 2014

Keywords

  • artisanat, tannerie, teinturerie, époque médiévale, temps modernes, Méditerranée

Contact(s)

  • Sylvain Burri
    courriel : burri [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sandrine Musacchia
    courriel : musacchia [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Tanneries and dyers in the medieval and modern Mediterranean », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014, https://calenda.org/303861

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