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GlassRoutes SIGNED

Mapping the First Millennium Glass Economy

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Project "GlassRoutes" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 1˙982˙401 €
 EC max contribution 1˙982˙401 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2020-09-30


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 Project objective

The production of raw glass up until the early medieval period was restricted to few primary glassmaking centres in the Levant and Egypt producing glasses with distinct chemical fingerprints that were then shipped all over the Mediterranean. The study of glass thus provides a unique perspective on long-distance communications and shifts in economy, trade and cultural interactions. This project explores the production, trade and consumption of glass as a major economic activity in the medieval Mediterranean. The chronological parameters are the 4th to 12th centuries CE, covering a period of significant diversification and technological innovations in glass production. The project addresses three broad gaps in our understanding of these developments: Byzantine glassmaking; the spread of Islamic plant ash glass; and the role of the Iberian peninsula. GlassRoutes will push the frontiers of glass research by integrating chemical, archaeological and documentary data about these three key players in the medieval glass economy. By comparing the material and artistic aspects of glass assemblages from selected Mediterranean sites it will identify patterns in the manufacture, trade and usage of glass.

The aim of GlassRoutes is to establish the socio-cultural and geopolitical dimensions of glass. What types of primary (raw) glass are found at different sites? How do they compare in terms of secondary use (types of artefacts)? What are the reasons for the differential use of glass and its colours? Research will examine the provenance of the material in relation to its use for selected artefacts to reveal the economic and cultural mechanisms underlying the culture-specific use of glass. This project is unique in its interdisciplinary approach; it combines archaeological, historical and analytical data as well as statistic tools to characterise the dynamic relationship between supply and consumption and its implications for artistic practices and technological innovation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Nadine Schibille, Cristina Boschetti, Miguel Ángel Valero Tévar, Emmanuel Veron, Jorge de Juan Ares
The Color Palette of the Mosaics in the Roman Villa of Noheda (Spain)
published pages: 272, ISSN: 2075-163X, DOI: 10.3390/min10030272
Minerals 10/3 2020-03-24
2018 Nadine Schibille, Andrew Meek, Mark T. Wypyski, Jens Kröger, Mariam Rosser-Owen, Rosalind Wade Haddon
The glass walls of Samarra (Iraq): Ninth-century Abbasid glass production and imports
published pages: e0201749, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201749
PLOS ONE 13/8 2019-06-06
2019 Jorge De Juan Ares, Alfonso Vigil-Escalera Guirado, Yasmina Cáceres Gutiérrez, Nadine Schibille
Changes in the supply of eastern Mediterranean glasses to Visigothic Spain
published pages: 23-31, ISSN: 0305-4403, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.04.006
Journal of Archaeological Science 107 2019-06-06
2017 Jorge de Juan Ares, Nadine Schibille
Glass import and production in Hispania during the early medieval period: The glass from Ciudad de Vascos (Toledo)
published pages: e0182129, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182129
PLOS ONE 12/7 2019-05-31
2018 Jorge de Juan Ares, Nadine Schibille, Teresa Ximénez de Embún
Los primeros vidrios de al-Andalus: análisis arqueométricos en el yacimiento emiral de Cabezo Pardo (Alicante)
published pages: , ISSN: 0213-2338, DOI: 10.14198/LVCENTVM2018.37.15
Lvcentvm 37 2019-05-31
2017 Andrea Ceglia, Peter Cosyns, Nadine Schibille, Wendy Meulebroeck
Unravelling provenance and recycling of late antique glass from Cyprus with trace elements
published pages: , ISSN: 1866-9557, DOI: 10.1007/s12520-017-0542-1
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2019-05-31
2018 Nadine Schibille, Elisabetta Neri, Carlo Ebanista, Mohamed Ramzi Ammar, Fabrizio Bisconti
Something old, something new: the late antique mosaics from the catacomb of San Gennaro (Naples)
published pages: 411-422, ISSN: 2352-409X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.05.024
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 20 2019-05-31
2016 Nadine Schibille, Andrew Meek, Bendeguz Tobias, Chris Entwistle, Mathilde Avisseau-Broustet, Henrique Da Mota, Bernard Gratuze
Comprehensive Chemical Characterisation of Byzantine Glass Weights
published pages: e0168289, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168289
PLOS ONE 11/12 2019-05-31
2018 Elisabetta Neri, Bernard Gratuze, Nadine Schibille
The trade of glass beads in early medieval Illyricum: towards an Islamic monopoly
published pages: , ISSN: 1866-9557, DOI: 10.1007/s12520-017-0583-5
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2019-05-31
2017 Elisabetta Neri, Mark Jackson, Margaret O\'Hea, Tom Gregory, Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, Nadine Schibille
Analyses of glass tesserae from Kilise Tepe: New insights into an early Byzantine production technology
published pages: 600-612, ISSN: 2352-409X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.12.036
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 11 2019-05-31
2018 Bernard Gratuze, Inès Pactat, Nadine Schibille
Changes in the Signature of Cobalt Colorants in Late Antique and Early Islamic Glass Production
published pages: 225, ISSN: 2075-163X, DOI: 10.3390/min8060225
Minerals 8/6 2019-05-31
2017 Jorge de Juan Ares, Nadine Schibille
La Hispania antigua y medieval a través del vidrio: la aportación de la arqueometría
published pages: , ISSN: 0366-3175, DOI: 10.1016/j.bsecv.2017.04.001
Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio 2019-05-31
2019 Sara Fiorentino, Barbara Venezia, Nadine Schibille, Mariangela Vandini
Streams across the Silk Roads? The case of Islamic glass from Ghazni
published pages: 153-170, ISSN: 2352-409X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.04.002
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 25 2019-05-27
2019 Nadine Schibille, Bernard Gratuze, Eric Ollivier, Étienne Blondeau
Chronology of early Islamic glass compositions from Egypt
published pages: 10-18, ISSN: 0305-4403, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.02.001
Journal of Archaeological Science 104 2019-05-23
2019 Elisabetta Neri, Nadine Schibille, Michele Pellegrino, Donatella Nuzzo
A Byzantine connection: Eastern Mediterranean glasses in medieval Bari
published pages: , ISSN: 1296-2074, DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2018.11.009
Journal of Cultural Heritage 2019-04-18
2018 J. de Juan Ares, N. Schibille, J. Molina Vidal, M. D. Sánchez de Prado
The Supply of Glass at Portus Ilicitanus (Alicante, Spain): A Meta-Analysis of HIMT Glasses
published pages: , ISSN: 0003-813X, DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12446
Archaeometry 2019-04-18
2018 Jorge De Juan Ares, Noelia Fernández Calderón, Iván Muñiz López, Alejandro García Álvarez-Busto, Nadine Schibille
Islamic soda-ash glasses in the Christian kingdoms of Asturias and León (Spain)
published pages: 257-263, ISSN: 2352-409X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.09.026
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 22 2019-03-11
2016 Schibille, N.; Sterrett-Krause, A.; Freestone, I. C.
Glass groups, glass supply and recycling in late Roman Carthage
published pages: , ISSN: 1866-9557, DOI: 10.13039/501100000781
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences , 9 (6) pp. 1223-1241. (2017) 4 2019-03-12
2018 J. de Juan Ares, N. Schibille, J. Molina Vidal, M. D. Sánchez de Prado
The Supply of Glass at Portus Ilicitanus (Alicante, Spain): A Meta-Analysis of HIMT Glasses
published pages: , ISSN: 0003-813X, DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12446
Archaeometry 2019-02-25

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