Representation meeting

  • The Representation meeting is a regular video chat meeting where we discuss representation together.
  • It always takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at 19:00.
  • The whole thing takes place via video chat which does not require any software installation.
  • It is open to those just starting out as well as the very experienced.

The coordination around the presentation meetings is done by Frauke. EMAIL97777

The representation meeting is a regular online meeting where we discuss representation together. It is first and foremost a meeting where we explore the background of representation. Through the discussion of our knowledge, methods and practices, our academic background improves. In short, we build our historical knowledge and scientific skills to achieve a better basis for our future representation.

Thematically, the meeting is very open and depends on the interests of the participants. Anything from big concepts to everyday objects to detailed special interest can occur. Previous meetings have had, for example, the topics of trousers, headgear, supporting beginners, specific representation of a Heyden Wallis and representation errors in a computer graphic. Future meetings could (but do not have to) deal with the following:

Symbol: Sewing

* Finding items of clothing (tunics, shoes, dresses, …).

  • Making garments (material, material processing, decorations, …)*
  • Accessories and everyday objects (jewellery, cups, benches, …)
  • Focus on a craft (pottery, blacksmithing, needle binding, …)*
  • Everyday life (food & cooking, customs, social structures, …)
  • Camp life (Who? What? How? Where? Why? …)
  • Specific sources (finds from grave XY, texts from AB, pictures from the KL collection, …)
  • I have this display and would like feedback.
  • I visited a cool exhibition and want to show you pictures/stuff.

(*This is primarily not about today's practical production, but about finds and methods that existed historically. So not sewing instructions, but „these stitches were found on such and such a tunic“).

So there is a wide range of potential topics, which of course may be freely combined („Social differences in the graves of Haithabu“, „Nails in shoe soles over the centuries“, „Geographical variations of eating bowl decoration in the 11th century“…). The most important thing is to find something that might interest both you and others so that a good discussion can take place during the meetings. So if you want to address a very narrow special topic, consider whether you could expand it with other topics. (E.g. Is the development of hobnails different from that of wooden nails? How are hobnails related to shoe cuts?..)

Symbol: Video Chat  Heydenwall

The representation meeting takes place every first Wednesday of the month at 7pm online in the Heydenwall chat room. The meeting lasts about 2 hours. To log in to the chat room see below.

Before each representation meeting there are 1-2 people who can prepare 1-2 topic/themes to lead the meeting (see below for more information).

At the beginning of the meeting a minute taker is chosen. The minutes should, if possible, summarise the results of the discussion. The minutes can also readily mention who is chairing the meeting, who took the minutes and who was present.

The meeting is then structured and conducted by the leaders using the prepared materials. During the meeting, additional material can be brought in and discussed. The leaders structure the discussion.

The main part of the meeting lasts about 2 hours. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay in the chat room, but the main discussion and the minutes will be over. If the topic meets with further approval, this can lead to another prepared meeting.

Both the content and the form of the meetings are open to suggestions. If you have ideas on how to improve the meetings, please let us know!

Symbol: paper Preparing means that you put together documents that can be used to lead the discussion in the meeting. You don't need to be an expert yourself and you don't need to know everything! By preparing for a meeting, you can also open up a new topic for yourself.

Symbol: Presentation

  • You show your materials and can stimulate conversations, e.g. by pointing out differences in patterns. The meeting can „move along“ the pictures so that you don't have to present all of them at the beginning. You do not need to give a lecture or anything like that.
  • The other participants add their own knowledge or questions. Interpretations are exchanged and discussed.
  • During the meeting, you are responsible for bringing the conversation back to the topic:
    1. Bringing the conversation back to the topic if it digresses.
    2. Steering the conversation in new directions if there is only discussion in the round.
    3. Providing the conversation with material to discuss.

Two hours are over faster than you think! You don't need as much material as you think!

If you would like to prepare a topic but are uncomfortable leading a meeting, that's okay too. You can team up with someone and share the work. (I am also happy to help you find a partner).

Symbol: Video Chat

The easiest way to connect is using a computer with a microphone and webcam attached, but tablets and mobile phones are also possible. A microphone and webcam are not absolutely necessary for just watching. You can also get involved via the chat function of the video chat. It is also possible to dial in several times with different devices. For example, because the sound on the PC does not work, transmit the sound with the mobile phone and the picture with the PC. In any case, you need an internet connection with the device.

External users receive the connection data via an e-mail after they have registered as guests.

  • 2 February 2022
  • 2 March 2022 „Henrik's New Clothes“ (Henrik)
  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 6 July
  • 3 August
  • 7 September
  • 5 October
  • 2 November
  • 7 December

If you would like to prepare a meeting, you are welcome to sign in at the desired date with your name and topic. Frauke would also appreciate a short message so that she does not lose track. Thank you!

  • 5 January 2022 „The Glass Cups from the Birka Trenches“ (Diane)
  • 1 December 2021 „Introducing the Cloud and related research possibilities“ (Henrik and Friedrich)
  • 3 November 2021 „Small stuff and bamboo on the dress“ (Asita)
  • 6 October 2021 „Our camp should become more beautiful, part 3“ (Frauke)
  • 1 September 2021 - Failed
  • 11 August 2021 „Our camp should become more beautiful part 2“ (Frauke)
  • 7 July 2021 „It's the other way round“ (Hanna)
  • 2 June 2021 „My castle - my way - my country“ (Michael)
  • 5 May 2021 „Understanding the audience“ (Friedrich)
  • 14 April 2021 „Time, region, social standing. What do these three maxims of historical representation actually mean exactly?“ (Henrik)
  • 3 March 2021 „Our camp should become more beautiful“ (Willem)
  • 3 February 2021 „Tunics“ (Torge)
  • 6 January 2021 „Chests“ (Friedrich)
  • 2 December 2020 „Patterns and historical clothing - How do I generate a pattern for historical clothing that will fit me?“ (Annin)
  • 4 November 2020 „Basic knowledge of textile production - from sheep to fabric“ (Diane)
  • 7 October 2020 „Stitches for sewing and decorating“ (Frauke)
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