Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1992
    Diplôme d’Enseignement Universitaire General (DEUG), in history geography, archaeology and Mycenaean philology at Université Nancy II, France.

  • 1992 – 1994
    Studies (Erasmus) in Greek history, Mycenaean philology and archaeology at the University Frederico II of Naples, Italy.

  • 1995
    Maitrise d’historie, Université Nancy II, France

  • 1996
    Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), Université Nancy II, France

  • 1996
    Cand. mag. from the University of Copenhagen in history and classical philology.

  • 1996 – 2000
    Phd studies, Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte und Institute für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Salzburg, Austria.

  • 2000
    PhD thesis submitted to the University of Salzburg, Austria.

  • 2001 – 2002
    Werkvertrag, Mycenaean Commission, Austrian Academy of Science.

  • 2003 – 2005
    Carlsberg Research Fellowship, University of Copenhagen

  • Since 2009
    Research professor, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen.

  • 2005 – 2015
    Director of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen.

Selected publications

  • Marie-Louise Nosch: The Knossos Od Series. An Epigraphical Study, Veröffentlichungen der Mykenische Kommission Band 25, Mykenische Studien 20, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Denkschriften, 347. Band (2007).

  • Marie-Louise Nosch, Eva Andersson Strand, Linda Mårtenssen: “Shape of Things: Understanding a Loom Weight”, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 28.4 (2009), 373-398.

  • Eva Andersson, Marcella Frangipane, Marie-Louise Nosch, Romina Laurito, Antoinette Rast-Eicher, Susan Möller-Wiering, Agnete Wisti Lassen: „Arslantepe (Turkey): Textiles, Tools and Imprints of Fabrics from the 4th to the 2nd millennium BC“, Paléorient. 35:1, 5-29 (2009).

  • Marie-Louise Nosch: “Les allocations de laine enregistrées dans les tablettes en Linéaire B de Thèbes", Kadmos 48 (2009), 77-92.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch, Eva Andersson, Karin Frei, Margarita Gleba, Ulla Mannering, Irene Skals: “Old textiles – new possibilities”. European Journal of Archaeology 13:2 (2010), 1-25.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch: “The Terminology of Textiles in the Linear B Tablets, including Some Considerations on Linear A Logograms and Abbreviations”, in Cécile Michel & Marie-Louise Nosch (eds.), Textile Terminologies in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean from the Third to the First Millennia BC, Ancient Textiles Series 8, Oxbow (2010), 338-373. With F. Rougemont and M. Del Freo.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch, C. Bergfjord, S. Karg, A. Rast-Eicher, U. Mannering, R. G. Allaby, B. M. Murphy, B. Holst: “Comment on ‘30,000-Year-Old Wild Flax Fibers’”, Science vol. 328, 25 June 2010, 1634.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch: „The Mycenaean administration of textile production in the palace of Knossos: observations on the Lc(1) textile targets“, AJA 115.4 (2011), 495-505.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch: “The Textile Logograms in the Linear B Tablets: Les idéogrammes archéologiques – des textiles”. In Études mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIII[e] colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010, édités par Pierre Carlier, Charles De Lamberterie, Markus Egetmeyer, Nicole Guilleux, Françoise Rougemont, Julien Zurbach (2012), 305-346.

  • Marie-Louise Nosch, Richard Firth: “Spinning and Weaving Wool in Ur III Administrative Texts” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 64 (2012), 67-84.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Anneliese Maier Award from the Humboldt Foundation, € 250,000, 2013 – 2018

  • Funding for six Marie Curie researcher grants from the 7th Frame Program, 2013 – 2015

  • Funding for two Marie Curie researcher grants from the 7th Frame Program, 2012 – 2014

  • Funding Danish Ministry of Research, for hosting a conference on textile research in Europe and China at Hangzhou, China, April 2013 (DKK 300.000), 2012

  • Funding for the 2nd period of Centre for Textile Research from the Danish National Research Foundation (€3.3 million), 2010 – 2015

  • Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA JRP) project Fashioning the Early Modern: Innovation and Creativity in Europe, 1500-1800 (€ 185 000), 2010 – 2014

  • Eliteforsk 2009 (€ 120 000)

  • Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, in coordination with the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (€ 270 000), 2007 – 2010

  • Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication, grant for EU application (€ 13 333), 2007

  • Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication, grant for laboratory analyses (€ 22 266), 2006

  • Funding for the Centre for Textile Research from the Danish National Research Foundation (€2.4 million), 2005 – 2010

  • Post doc. grant from Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark (ca. DKK 800 000), 2003 – 2005

  • Post doc. grant from The Institute of Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia, USA ($ 23 000), 2001 – 2002

  • PhD grant from the Danish Ministry of Research (€ 160 000), 1996 – 2000

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chief editor of Ancient Textiles Series (Oxbow Books, Oxford)

Membership of scientific committees

  • Appointed member of the committee board of the National Key Base for Textile Conservation Research, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China, 2013 – 2015

  • Member of the Advisory Board (Consejo Científico) of the international A-rated journal Minos. Revista de Filología Egea y del Epos Arcaico, published at the Departamento de Filología Clásica e Indoeuropeo (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain), since 2012

  • Member, Vice-chairman, Danish Council for Research Policy/ Danmarks Forskningspolitiske Råd, appointed by the Minister, 2011 – 2013

  • Member, Vice-chairman, wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie, Archäologisches Landesmuseum in Schleswig (Schleswig, Germany) since 2009

  • Member of editorial committee of the international scientific journal Textile History

  • Member of scientific committee of the international scientific journal Pasiphae. Rivista di filologia e antichità egee (Rome)

  • Member of scientific committee of the international scientific journal Praehistorica Mediterranea (Catania)

  • Elected secrétaire général since 2010 in CIPEM (Comité International Permanent d’Études Mycéniennes)

  • Appointed representative for the Scandinavian countries since 2006 in CIPEM (Comité International Permanent d’Études Mycéniennes)

  • Elected member of CIETA (Centre International d’Étude des Textiles Anciens) since 2005

  • Evaluator

  • Reviewer Italian Ministry for Education University and Research (MIUR), 2012 – 2013

  • External evaluator for research proposals in Greece. Higher Education, Research and Innovation, since 2011

  • International expert for the Romanian Research Assessment Exercise (RRAE), since 2011

  • European Science Foundation, evaluator, since 2010

  • Reviewer for Agence national de recherche in France (ANR, LABEX), since 2010

Additional qualifications

  • Member, Research Council, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2006

  • Member, Research Council, SAXO Institute, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Copenhagen, since 2007

  • Research Management Course, Copenhagen Business School, 2005 – 2006

  • Research Management Course Lyst til Ledelse, University of Copenhagen, 2006

  • Research Management Course, The Danish National Research Foundation, 2007 – 2008

  • International evaluations for national and international agencies, since 2005

  • Diploma in board governance, 2012


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  1. "Instead of Bronze Age we should say Wool Age"

    Our correspondent at the ESOF 2014 conference, Nuria Cerdá-Esteban, met Prof. Nosch for lunch and talked with her aobut diversity, one of the oldest technologies in the world - and why we should say "Wool Age" instead of Bronze Age.