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Interwoven Societies
International EuroWeb Conference.
08-10 March 2023

The conference schedule is now available.

Everyone interested is welcome to join the sessions, we kindly ask you to book a free of charge ticket through the ticketshop of the museum.

We invite to a conference on premodern Europe in a first age of commercialisation (14th to 18th c.). At this time major changes occurred in European societies: Trade picked up its pace, communication increased and private consumption accelerated – a proto-industry emerged. We aim at connecting the developments in the Hanse era and region to other textile economies. 

We want to explore the broader impact of textile industries on societies. Current debates about fair work and sustainability in a global economy very much centre around textiles, their production, marketing and trade – this conference wants to look further back in how textiles influence societies and their relationship to one another. We would like to bring together international researchers for an interdisciplinary conference between economic and social history, archaeology, art history and anthropology.

The conference is part of the COST Action Group “EuroWeb – Europe through Textiles”, which aims to research textiles interdisciplinary and intersectional and is co-organized by Joana Sequeira (Lab2PT, University of Minho, Braga - Portugal). Interwoven Societies will take place in Lübeck, where at the same time the exhibition Good Stuff. Textile Worlds from the Hanse Era to the Present is on display at the European Hansemuseum and will be visited as part of the conference programme.