CTR's scientific mission

The scientific mission of the CTR is to promote, expand and consolidate textile research in the academic world and:

  • Establish a visible and explicit research profile with national and international references, setting new standards for future textile research.
  • Explore and consolidate international textile knowledge.
  • Achieve new results by conducting scientific programmes in new research fields, and by inspiring young scientists to include the area of textiles in their research.

 CTR offers consultancy and collaboration with Danish and foreign museums and research institutions.

Ancient Textiles Series

In collaboration with Oxbow Books at Oxford, CTR is the editor of a book series on the topic of ancient textiles. The series publishes CTR research and so fare comprises the following volumes:

Vol. 1 Ancient Textiles. Production, Crafts and Society, edited by Carole Gillis & Marie-Louise B. Nosch. Proceedings of the international conference held in Lund and Copenhagen, 19-23 March 2003, Oxford 2007, 289 p.

Vol. 2 The First Aid for the Excavation of Archaeological Textile, edited by Carole Gillis & Marie-Louise B. Nosch, Oxford 2007, 43 p.

Vol. 3 Dressing the Past, edited by Margarita Gleba, Cherine Munkholt & Marie-Louise B. Nosch, Oxford 2008, 167 p.

Vol. 4 Textile Production in Pre-Roman Italy, by Margarita Gleba, Oxford 2008, 269 p.

Vol. 5 NESAT X. Proceedings of the 10th North European Symposium of Archaeological Textiles held in Copenhagen May 2008, edited by Eva Andersson Strand, Margarita Gleba, Ulla Mannering, Cherine Munkholt & Maj Ringgaard, Oxford 2010, 306 p.

Vol. 6 The Medieval Broadcloth, edited by Marie-Louise B. Nosch & Kathrine Vestergård Pedersen, Oxford 2009, 159 p.

Vol. 7 From Minos to Midas. Ancient Cloth Production in the Aegean and in Anatolia, by Brendan Burke, Oxford 2010, 206 p.

Vol. 8 Textile Terminologies from the 3rd to the 1st mill. BC in the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean Area, edited by Cécile Michel & Marie-Louise Nosch, Oxford 2010, 473 p.

Vol. 9 War and Worship: Textiles from 3rd to 4th century AD Weapon Deposits in Denmark and Northern Germany, by Susan Möller-Wiering with a contribution by Lise Ræder Knudsen, Oxford 2011, 224 p.

Vol. 10 Wearing the Cloak: Dessing the Soldier in Roman Times, edited by Marie-Louise Nosch & Henriette Koefoed, Oxford 2012, 144 p.

Vol. 11 Textiles and Textile Production in Europe from Prehistory to AD 400, edited by Margarita Gleba & Ulla Mannering, Oxford 2012, 512 p.

At least 10 more volumes in the Ancient Textiles Series are planned. For purchase and more information

Archaeological Textile Review (ATR)

In 2008 CTR assumed editorial responsibility for the international journal Archaeological Textiles Newsletters (ATN) which now has changed its name to Archaeological Textiles Review (ATR).ATN/ATR has been published since 1985 and is now hosted by CTR, but independently of its centre of excellence structure. The Society Friends of ATN was established in Copenhagen and the private Pasold Fund provided funding for the creation of a website and a web-based payment form. Eva Andersson Strand, Susanna Harris, Margarita Gleba and Ulla Mannering constitute the editorial committee. To become a member of the society and receive the journal, visit the ATR website

The Margrethe Hald Grant 2011-2015

The Margrethe Hald Grant was founded by CTR in 2010 and is an award granted to outstanding Masters theses which touch upon textile research issues. The aim of the grant is to highlight and reward excellent textile research conducted by younger scholars. The first prize is 15.000 DKK and the second prize is 8.000 DKK. The candidates may be from any Danish university. The first Margrethe Hald Grant was awarded in the summer of 2011. For more information see.

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