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Dr Deniz Türker and Dr Elizabeth Key Fowden discuss how to communicate and present the dynamic transference of materials, patterns, and forms through embroideries, often overlooked objects, across the Eastern Mediterranean.

Like woven textiles, embroidery is individual, local and regional. As objects, embroideries belong to a particular place, but travel easily. They bear in their shared and adapted motifs and materials the imprint of cultural and religious diversity, while at the same time carrying the individual stories of their place of origin, their makers and collectors.

This episode of Greek Dialogues Online will sum up and develop some of these issues arising out of a workshop in Kavala (May 2022) that brought together curators, archaeologists and art historians to consider questions of taxonomy and historical contextualisation in the Aegean region, and open out the discussion to a wider audience.

The Kavala workshop is the first of three meetings of the Cambridge-Stockholm seed grant ‘Greece between Europe and Asia: regionality, religion and materiality’, directed by co-PIs Tim Whitmarsh, Arja Karivieri and Elizabeth Key Fowden.

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Topic: Greek Dialogues Online - Aegean embroideries: Archaeology and ethnology between Hellenic and Oriental
Time: Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 at 06:30 PM BST

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