With great pleasure we announce the participation of ARTEX in the Cost Action 2020-2024 CA19131 - Europe Through Textiles: Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary Humanities (EuroWeb).
EuroWeb fosters a pan-European network of scholars and stakeholders from academia, museums, conservation, cultural and creative industries. Scholars from several disciplines of the Humanities (philology, art history, archaeology, history), Social Sciences (social anthropology, ethnology, economics, law) and Natural Sciences (geochemistry, conservation, chemistry, biology) join forces to bridge current cultural, political and geographical gaps and facilitate interdisciplinary research leading to inspirational material for experts in the allied and applied disciplines of fashion, art and design.
The scholarly vision is to re-write European history based on its massive production, trade, consumption and reuse of textiles and dress. The goal is to identify expertise across time in sustainable textile practices. For this purpose, ITCs are crucial for their experience in ancient techniques and cultural heritage in textile craft. EuroWeb offers multiple theoretical and practical training schools, mentors, targeted career development masterclasses for the ECIs, with the aim to increase EU funding for ITC scholars and ECIs. Each year, EuroWeb aims to host large international textile and dress conferences in the ITCs, to highlight their collections, capacities and scholarship. EuroWeb enables collaborations between researchers, engineers, scholars and other stakeholders and business by providing a platform for them to collaborate, co-create projects and training schools, and foster trust and shared ideas. Deliverables include collaborative publications, research workshops, theoretical reflection and advancement, digital infrastructure, EuroWeb digital Atlas, films and podcasts, and intense mentoring, training and career development for ECIs.
The COST aim is to foster research and collaboration especially with the countries that have so far not benefitted much from EU research funding. They are the Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC). EuroWeb consists so far of scholars from 24 COST Full Member countries: 15 ITC: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, and 9 other Cost full members: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The project will start in autumn and run for 4 years. More information to come. To join, or learn more contact us by email and follow us on Twitter @EuroWeb4.