Historic Men’s Conference

(outfit circa 1750-lost source)

This one could totally work for dress scholars. I just went to the doctoral defense of a friend and colleague who studies runaway slave ads from Brazil.

Call for Papers:

Destined for Men: Visual Materials for Male Audiences, 1750 – 1880

Center for Historic American Visual Culture
October 16-17, 2009
Worcester, Massachusetts

CHAViC solicits proposals for its October 2009 conference. Topics might include presentations on the following:

Men’s clubs as collectors or male patrons of the arts

Prints and photographs of working-class men or celebrities

Advertisements directed at men — grooming products, clothing, cigars, beer and other spirits, guns and ammunition, real estate, industrial machinery, accoutrements for the home such as pipes and billiard tables, yachts, stables, race horses, etc.

Depictions of female celebrities and “pin-ups”

Runaway slave advertisements

Comic valentines

Political prints and city views

Subscription records for prints

Illustrated periodicals and publications directed to a male readership

Advertisements for popular entertainments

Please send a one-page proposal and two-page résumé by December 15, 2008. Email.

Georgia B. Barnhill
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts
Director, Center for Historic American Visual Culture
American Antiquarian Society
(508) 471-2173

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