Textiles on the Silk Roads: from Medieval to Industrial Periods
5th Symposium of the International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT)
November 15 – 16, 2021 Online ( Zoom )
Centro Studi Martino Martini, University of Trento, Italy
China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China
The 5th Symposium of IASSRT, with the theme "Textiles on the Silk Roads: from Medieval to Industrial Periods," was scheduled to take place in Trento, Italy from September 29 to October 4, 2020. However, due to the coronavirus, the symposium was postponed. We had hoped for quite a while that we would be able to hold an in-person symposium this year, but considering the developments of recent months, we had to accept that it will not be possible. Therefore, the symposium for this year will be co-hosted in Hangzhou and Trento on-line.
This symposium invites scholars who will explore the rise of the silk industry in Italy, including the Medici patronage, Italy’s link to the Orient, and the role of cathedrals as repositories of early textiles. The symposium also seeks contributions from international scholars on the use of textiles in diplomatic relationships among regions and various social groups or institutions; the transmissions and influences of textile patterns, techniques, and meanings between East and West; the textile traditions and innovations along the Silk Roads; and the global rise of silk industries as an outcome of Silk Roads interactions.
· International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT)
· Centro Studi Martino Martini
· University of Trento
· China National Silk Museum
CO-CHAIRS: Riccardo Scartezzini, Feng Zhao
Buonconsiglio Castle, in Trento
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IASSRT and its Members
The International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles is an international association jointly established in 2015 in Hangzhou, China by a number of institutions (including universities, museums, libraries, archeology institutes, research institutes, or groups) related to the studies of the Silk Road. IASSRT international members are spread over 18 countries in different continents.
IASSRT organises annual conferences in the members' countries, aimed at bringing together researchers on a regular basis, and have insights on local realities by visiting museums and collections in the country hosting the conference.
The Westlake in Hangzhou
2CHINA NATIONAL SILK MUSEUM - HANGZHOU