Fashion on iTunes & Anthropology Conference (AAA)


iTunes and Fashion

I know I promised you a plethora of fashion history book reviews over the coming weeks – and they are on their way – but I simply could not pass up this opportunity to share with you some of the amazing educational podcasts available through iTunes (that, and I need time to read some more of these books!). From Universities to Museums to Conferences, more and more academic institutions are making use of iTunes as a way to convey information.

Here are just a few of the things I found recently (Please note that when following these links, your computer will likely want to open the iTunes program). Each has a rather large number of different types of podcast downloads, from gallery tours, to discussions of specific garments, to interviews, to fashion design and construction courses. Many include both audio only or videos.

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

This week I am attending the American Anthropological Association‘s annual meeting in Philadelphia (Dec 2-6). A number of papers being presented should be of interest to readers of WT. These include:




I am sure there are and will be other programs of interest to professionals in fashion studies that are not on this list.  If you plan on attending the conference , either as an attendee or presenter, please comment below – I’d love to get to know more of WT’s readers and the topics they are interested in. It’s not likely that I’ll be able to see many of these presentations, so if you have comments on what was presented after the fact, I’d love to hear those as well.

*The dress pictured above is from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, dates to about 1760, and is of French origin. It is silk brocade with silk supplementary warp and weft. Details here.

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  • Kat December 02, 2009 08.27 am

    I wish I could attend the conference, I’ll definitely be going next year! Please give a recap if you can!

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