The Méduse d’Or Publishing House announces the launch of a new annual, peer-reviewed, journal entitled Revue de l’Archéologie du Vêtement et du Costume. Set to debut in spring 2020, the new journal will focus on presenting innovative archaeological research on the analysis and interpretation of ancient and historic clothing and costumes. Readership will include a broad spectrum of methodological and interpretive approaches to this type of archaeological artefact covering topics, but not being limited to, issues of preservation and modern archaeological recording and dating techniques, museum handling, interpretive analyses of production, use, significance and symbolism spanning from the primary materials to the finished items.
The journal’s editorial team is led by the editor-in-chief Dr Panagiota MARKOULAKI (Archaeologist) and deputy editor Maria PAPADOPOULOU (Emerita Professor).
Panagiota explained the new journal’s relevance: “Clothing and costumes have always had a highly diverse social meaning, while they have always had their own dynamic in societies, ancient and modern. Every step of their production and use – that is from the gathering and processing of the primary material, to the textile production, and the embellishment and use of each clothing element – has always been embedded with great importance and significance. It is during the last decade that we may witness an increased archaeological interest in this field of research. By focusing, therefore, on ancient and historic clothing, the Revue de l’Archéologie du Vêtement et du Costume will provide a venue for expertise research that will allow us to achieve a better and a more focused understanding of the history of this important and diverse in meaning and significance artefact.”
“We are particularly excited to create this forum for experts to share their knowledge and research and stay abreast of developments in archaeological and museum techniques and theoretical approaches, including best practices,” continues Panagiota. “Being a bilingual journal (French-English), the journal is open to a wide readership, while with its focus, the Revue de l’Archéologie du Vêtement et du Costume covers topics that would appeal not only to academic experts in the field of ancient textiles, archaeological science, museum studies, and ethnography of clothes, clothing and costumes, but also to professional archaeologists, archaeology students, as well as amateurs with an interest in the production, consumption, and meaning, among others, of this highly diverse artefact. Our hope is that by presenting the work of experts, the journal might serve as a catalyst to stimulate new interdisciplinary collaborations and even further advances in this field of research.”
Published by the Méduse d’Or Publications, the Revue de l’Archéologie du Vêtement et du Costume will add to the already esteemed portfolio of Méduse d’Or academic journals.
For additional information please contact Panagiota MARKOULAKI (France)
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