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Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA)

Jefferies, Janis K. and Sofaer, Joanna. 2012. Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA). [Digital]

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Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA) brings together partners from the Universities of Southampton, Cambridge and Trondheim, the National Museum of Denmark, the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Zagreb Archaeological Museum, Lejre Archaeological Park (Sagnlandet) and the Crafts Council. It offers important insights into the fundamental nature of creativity by exploring a part of European history not influenced by contemporary concepts of art – the Bronze Age – looking at developments in crafts that we take for granted today: pottery, textiles and metalwork. It investigates objects as a means to understand local and transnational creative activities, investigating the development of decorative motifs and the techniques and skill used for these. It tracks these developments over more than a millennium within regions forming a north-south axis across Europe: Scandinavia, Central Europe and the Adriatic. In addition, links between ancient and modern creativity are explored through contemporary engagements with Bronze Age objects by modern craftspeople and the public.

CinBA is funded through HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area. HERA aims to strengthen the European voice in the Humanities by coordinating research activities and transcending historical limitations to develop new Europe-wide research agendas. CinBA is one of 9 HERA-funded projects on the theme of ‘Creativity’.

Item Type:

Digital

Additional Information:

http://cinba.net/exhibition/

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing
Research Office > REF2014

Date:

2012

Event Location:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Date range:

2012-2013

Item ID:

9429

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2013 13:15

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 10:33

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9429

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