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Textile Vocabulary You Never Knew

I used to subscribe to a word-of-the-day email service, my lazy version of reading the dictionary. Very slowly. Out of order. In any case, one week they had a theme of vocabulary related to textiles, but they focused on the non-textile definitions. I myself had not been aware of some of the secondary meanings to the following common fabrics. As the author of wordsmith.org writes, …

CFP: Textile Museum Journal

Not sure if this is old…..Contact them if you’re interested. Call for Papers: Textile Museum Journal The Textile Museum Journal invites submissions of manuscripts for its next issue. The Journal is devoted to the presentation of scholarship concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles. It is international in scope with emphasis on geographic areas represented in The Textile Museum’s collections, which are …

CFP: Textile Science in Italy

Call for papers for you science types FROM TEXTILE CHEMISTRY TO FASHION: MULTIFUNCTIONALITY, SUSTAINABILITY, COMPETITIVITY 22nd IFATCC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS Italy, Stresa May 5-7, 2010 Due date for abstracts: October 31, 2009 Email Paper topics–this is the call: In the fire-proofing regulation there is represented the fire triangle. This triangle illustrates the rule that in order to ignite and burn, a fire requires three elements to …

Job: Lots of Adjunct Positions-Pt. 2

    ADJUNCT POSITIONS FOR 2009-10 (continued from earlier this week) (This paragraph is a repeat for anyone who missed the post earlier this week–the jobs below are new though) It seems like lately there are a zillion adjunct and part time positions out there. I am sort of surprised, as from ewhat I’ve been hearing U’s were pulling these spots and making the full timers teach more …

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s status as a Pop Icon influenced mens fashion and style in general for several generations. The white glove, the red jacket and the moonwalk were all a part of many a teenagers path to adulthood. His unexpected passing is shocking and sad. From my perspective, the death of this young star is only surpassed by the death of Elvis in 1977. To see …

Exhibits!

“BIJOU ART DECO AND THE AVANT-GARDE” Through July 12 Les Arts Decoratifs [Paris, France] This exhibit is both a celebration of Art Deco jewelry and of the work of the jeweler and precious metalsmith Jean Despres (1889-1980). 180 of this artist’s works, inspired by Cubism and machinery, are being shown alongside works by the great names of French jewelry in the 1930s: Jean Fouquet, Gerard …

Jobs: Lots of Adjunct Positions-Pt. 1

  It seems like lately there are a zillion adjunct and part time positions out there. I am sort of surprised, as from ewhat I’ve been hearing U’s were pulling these spots and making the full timers teach more classes. But, perhaps another way this is happening is that searches for full time positions are suspended and instead it’s cheaper to hire a few adjunct …

Volunteers: Textile Museum

Volunteer Library Asst. The Textile Museum Washington, DC Description: The Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC is seeking volunteers to assist with a significant library reorganization project. Volunteers are needed to assist with shelving books, organizing shelves, packing books and pulling books from the shelves. We also have a need for catalogers to assist with both copy cataloging and original …

Call for Papers: Material Culture Review

Hopefully this isn’t old info… Call for Papers: Material Culture Review This is what the call says: MCR is Canada’s leading journal for the study of material culture. MCR seeks to provide a venue for refereed articles and reports encompassing a range of approaches to interpret culture through an analysis of people’s relationships with their material world. It is our intention to expand the journal …

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