Manuscripts from The Textile Society of America’s 13th symposium are now online

Typical composition of Sogdian textile, a rondel surrounded by pearls and dual animals facing each other. Illustration from Elmira Gyul’s lecture.

The Textile Society of America has just announced that the proceedings and submitted manuscripts from their 13th Biennial Symposium ‘Textiles and Politics’, held in Washington DC 18-22 September 2012, are now public available through the University of Nebraska, Lincoln’s Digital Commons TSA Symposium Proceedings.

‘This offers students and researchers a rich source of information and the open access to our proceedings furthers TSA’s mandate to exchange and disseminate information about textiles worldwide’ said TSA’s Michele Hardy to Jozan Magazine.

The 13th Symposium explored the crossroads of textiles and politics and included lectures from more than hundred scholars. One of them, Elmira Gyul, Tashkent State University, who is a frequent author of articles published in Jozan Magazine, held an interesting lecture ‘Sogdian Textile Design: Political Symbols of an Epoch’. This article can be downloaded as a pdf file as well as the other articles and manuscripts.

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