Workshop and CFP: Dress, Textiles and Heritage

CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers

‘Dress, Textiles and Heritage’
13 June 2012 – University of Wolverhampton
abstracts due 15 February 2012

The University of Wolverhampton invites proposals for papers that explore the collection, display, conservation and all other uses of dress and textiles in heritage settings, including museums and historic houses, in Britain and beyond. Both theoretical and practice-based papers are welcome. Proposals by museum professionals, conservators, historians and all other interested scholars are equally welcome. Themes of interest include – but are not limited to:

  • The uses of textiles in recreating and restoring historic interiors
  • The collection and display of dress, from haute couture to everyday dress
  • The historic development of dress and textiles collections
  • The use of dress in re-enactment
  • The role and development of ethnographic and specialist collections
  • The conservation of historic dress and textiles
  • Exhibitions and displays beyond heritage settings
  • The ‘consumption’ of dress and textiles in heritage settings

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300/400 words to Laura Ugolini by 15 February 2012.

A small fund is available to help cover speakers’ travel and fees. To find out more, please contact Laura Ugolini

Please visit the University of Wolverhampton’s website for more information.

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