Kōrero Kākahu: Hākui

The award-winning exhibition Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu at Otago Museum is yet another exhibition that I have had to get to know through catalogues and online write-ups due to its geographic distance (a whole island away!). Last week I attended the inaugural Museums Australasia conference (first time that Museums Aotearoa and Museums Australia had held a joint conference), followed by the Kāhui Kaitiaki hui (a smaller conference aimed …

CFP: Diamonds Are Forever at 60 (and 45)

Diamonds Are Forever at 60 (and 45): A Special Panel at the Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference When: November 4-6, 2016 Where: Jacksonville, Florida, USA Submission guidelines: By June 3rd please send a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Oliver Buckton, Florida Atlantic University 2016 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s fourth James Bond novel, Diamonds Are Forever (the …

On Teaching Fashion: ‘Creativity is one of the highest forms of Critical Thinking’

Creativity is a problem solving activity, you set a brief, a challenge, an opportunity and await to see what learners do with it or what avenues they progress down. Dr J. Brown discusses in her article ‘The Creative Process and Critical Thinking’ that learners in the creation of their work progress down all of the stages of critical thinking, them being: ‘Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis …

A Postcard from Abroad: UK Summer Stuff !

Despite the May rain here in old Blighty, a few amazing days of sunshine and warmth encourages me to look ahead to what’s happening with all things sartorial and summery across the country. And here’s what I found… Fashion & Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery until 27 November is an exhibition of work from British fashion colleges and big name designers inspired by the impact …

CFP: Understanding Material Loss Across Time and Space Conference

Understanding Material Loss Across Time and Space Conference When: 17-18 February 2017 Where: University of Birmingham, UK Submission guidelines: Please send proposals (250 words max per paper) for papers and panels to conference organizer Kate Smith (k.smith@bham.ac.uk) by Friday 14 October 2016. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Roundtable panels featuring 5-6 papers of 10 minutes each or other innovative formats are encouraged. Understanding Material Loss intends to …

CFP: Women & Work in Literature

CFP: Women & Work in Literature; Special Session at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) When: Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2016 Where: Pasadena, California, USA Submission guidelines: Please send 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals to session co-chair Susanne Weil at Susanne.beekeeper@gmail.com or sweil@centralia.edu by June 10, 2016. PAMLA also requests that proposals be submitted through their website at www.pamla.org. How do writers represent …

On Teaching: The Socio-economic Impact of Clothing

“Fashion matters. To the economy, to society and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are- or who we want to be. Fashion is the most immediate intimate form of self-expression.” Frances Corner, Author of Why Fashion Matters (2014). Photo courtesy of The Women’s Room Blog This week I had a student’s parent ask …

Parisian Insights: Antoinette Sasse – Rebelle, Résistante et Mécène

What I love most about my job is that I learn something new every single day. How lucky I am to discover at all times, a new artist, an unusual personality, an extraordinary story or an interesting space. By visiting the Antoinette Sasse exhibition, I got the chance to combine all four. The exhibition whose title is quite explicit (Antoinette Sasse – Rebel, Resistant and Patron) …

CFP: “Retailing in Emerging Markets,” 2nd edition.

Call for Book Chapter Contributors: “Retailing in Emerging Markets”, 2nd edition. (Revision to first edition) Editors: Shubha Bennur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  and Jaya Halepete, Svaha Inc Publisher: Fairchild Books, a Bloomsbury Publishing Imprint When: First draft submission deadline: June 7, 2016. Final draft Submission: June 22, 2016. For additional information/clarifications please contact sbennur2@unl.edu. The book will cover chapters emphasizing on apparel and fashion industries in 9 different emerging markets. It …

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