The project collaborates with a wide range of specialists in Denmark and abroad. Each in their way, they add important knowledge to the project and scientific communities in general.
- Anne Lisbeth Schmidt, Conservator, National Museum of Denmark: Microscopy of skin and fur
- Arne Jouttijarvi, Materials Scientist, Heimdal-archaeometry: Analyses of iron and gold objects
- Carsten Gundlach, Physicist, Technical University of Denmark: CT scanning
- Freja Astrid Petersen, University of Copenhagen: Student
- Fria Gemynthe, Textile Technician, Land of Legends: Dyeing of textiles and clothing items
- Henriette Lyngstrøm, Archaeologist, SAXO-Institute, University of Copenhagen: Analyses of iron
- Ida Andersen, University of Copenhagen: Student
- Ina Vanden Berghe, Scientist at KIK-IRPA, Brussels: Dye analyses
- Inger Heebøll, Ceramist, Land of Legends: Production of spindle whorls and loom weights.
- Irene Skals, Conservator, emerita: Fiber analyses
- Jens Barnkob: Production of spindles
- Lise Ræder Knudsen, Conservator, Vejle Conservation Centre: Analyses and production of tablet weaves
- Luise Ørsted Brandt, Archaeologist, National Museum of Denmark: Species identification of skin and fur
- Marie Wallenberg, University of Gothenburg: Hand weaver of tablet bands
- Mette Stener Hoe, Sheep Breeder: Provider of Spelsau wool
- Signe Vind, University of Copenhagen: Spinning and needle binding
- Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorp: Textile samples from Hedeby
- Søren Ravn, Craftsman, Land of Legends: Production of “Mästermyr” chest and wood tools.
- Theresa Emmerich Kamper, Archaeologist, University of Exeter: Analyses of tanning methods and sewing of skin garments
- Torben Sode, Conservator, Glass Bead Trading: Production of bead replicas
- Ulla Lund Hansen, Archaeologist, emerita: Analyses of the beads
- Vivi Lena Andersen, Archaeologist, Museum of Copenhagen: Analyses of shoes
- Åse Eriksen, Weaver, Bergen: Production of samite and silk tabby weaves
Cloth Cultures in and Beyond the Viking Age
Representatives from Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen, the National Museum of Denmark, University of Uppsala, the Swedish History Museum Stockholm and Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo have established the Scandinavian research network Cloth Cultures in and Beyond the Viking Age for front-line investigations and disseminations of scientific studies of clothing, household textiles, textiles for warfare and trade. The network offer state-of-the-art knowledge with analysis of material evidence as well as written sources, and a forum for discussion and dissemination.
Many Scandinavian research institutions, museums, universities and other arenas for dissemination possess each in their way knowledge about Viking Age textiles and clothing, craft technologies, and knowhow about the significance of textiles and textile production. The Network will unify this scattered research geographically, institutional and across disciplines. The main objective is to strengthen historical/archaeological textile research by sharing knowledge, and developing and integrating new theories and methods in this research field.
The participants are:
Eva Andersson Strand, Associate Professor
Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Senior Researcher
University of Uppsala and the Swedish History Museum, Stockholm
Ulla Mannering, Senior Researcher
National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amica Sundström, Senior Curator
The Swedish History Museum Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway
Read more about the Network here