Expert on Viking textiles plans UW-Green Bay talk, workshop

Prof. Eva Andersson Strand of the Center for Textile Research in Copenhagen, Denmark will present on the topic “Textile Production in Viking Age Scandinavia” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 17) in the Christie Theater of the University Union. Andersson Strand, an archaeologist, is described as the world’s leading expert on Viking Age textile production. She is taking a break from her lecture tour on the East Coast to visit Green Bay, her only lecture stop in the Midwest. The day after her talk, Professor Andersson Strand will lead a textile experimental archaeology workshop for Alison Gates’ and Heidi Sherman’s Fiber Arts and Medieval History students. Her Monday lecture on campus is free and open to the public.