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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:32

VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas
Indigenous American textiles: crossed perspectives on colours and current research topics
November 29-30, 2013, Paris, France

Call for Papers

The 6th International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas will be organized by the musée du quai Branly and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th, 2013, in Paris, France.

This conference is a continuation of Victoria Solanilla’s commitment to organizing a Pre- Columbian textile conference in Barcelona every three years. As it was not possible to hold the conference in Barcelona this year, the musée du quai Branly has agreed to host the conference. Following the example of the previous conferences, the 6th International Conference will consider Pre-Columbian textiles as well as related historic and ethnographic textiles.

Inspired by research currently being conducted at the musée du quai Branly, one of the sessions at the conference will be specifically devoted to the role colour plays in indigenous American textiles. The organizers particularly encourage papers that examine colour production, scientific identification, and conservation, as well as colour signification and meaning. Papers on other current research topics related to indigenous American textiles will also be considered for other sessions. Papers will be presented in Spanish or English; they should be no more than 30 minutes in length.

In addition, this conference will introduce a poster session (on PowerPoint). Posters can focus on any topic related to indigenous American textiles, but should be primarily visual. The organizers particularly encourage posters that present lesser-known textiles, styles, iconography, and fragments that will generate discussion and exchange of information among the conference attendees.

The submission deadline for proposals is March 31, 2013. Paper abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed in Word or PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Poster proposals should consist of up to three images and a summary of no more than 150 words. Late proposals will not be considered. Decisions will be announced by the end of April 2013.

Sophie Desrosiers (maître de conférences, EHESS)
Paz Núñez-Regueiro (curator of the Americas, musée du quai Branly)



#1 Talleres sobre Textiles AmerindiosGaëtan Juillard 2013-02-26 16:50
Ateliers sur les Textiles Amérindiens
2-4 décembre 2013, Paris

Suite au VIe Colloque International sur les Textiles Amérindiens, le comité organisateur propose la tenue d’ateliers et de visites. Pour le moment, sont envisagés :
- Un atelier sur l’ « Identification des fibres de camélidés » proposé par Christophe Moulherat sur 2 jours (2-3 décembre), au MQB (8 personnes).
- Un atelier sur les relations entre « Croisures et dessins des textiles andins » proposé par Sophie Desrosiers sur 3 jours (2-4 décembre), à l’EHESS (10 personnes).
- Un atelier expérimental de « Teinture dans le monde andin » proposé par Ana Roquero sur 3 jours (2-4 décembre), à l’atelier national d’art textile (8 personnes).
Un programme précis sera transmis prochainement.

Talleres sobre Textiles Amerindios
2-4 de Diciembre de 2013, Paris, Francia

En el marco de la VI Conferencia Internacional sobre Textiles Amerindios, el comité de organización propone una serie de talleres y visitas. Por el momento se consideran:
- Un taller sobre la “Identificación de fibras de camélidos” por Christophe Moulherat, 2 días (2-3 de Diciembre), MQB (8 personas).
- Un taller sobre las relaciones entre “Estructuras y diseños en los tejidos andinos” por Sophie Desrosiers, 3 días (2-4 de Diciembre), EHESS (10 personas).
- Un taller experimental de “Tintura en el mundo andino” por Ana Roquero, 3 días (2-4 de Diciembre), Atelier National d’Art Textile (8 personas).
Un programa detallado será enviado próximamente.

Workshops on Textiles of the Americas
December 2-4, 2013, Paris, France

After the VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas concludes, a series of multi-day textile workshops will take place in Paris that conference participants are invited to attend. Hitherto are considered:
- A workshop on “Fibers Identification” held by Christophe Moulherat at the musée du Quai Branly: 2 days (December 2d-3rd, 2013), 8 people.
- A workshop on “Relations between structures and Designs in Andean textiles” held by Sophie Desrosiers at the EHESS: 3 days (December 2d-4th, 2013), 10 people.
- A workshop on “Dyes in the Andean World” held by Ana Roquero at the Atelier national d’art textile: 3 days (December 2d-4th, 2013), 8 people.

Further details will be available shortly.

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