The Association of Dress Historians invites proposals for papers for its summer conference entitled The Legality of Dress: Historical and Modern Approaches to the Control of Clothing and Textile Production, held July 12, 2014 in London, England. Contributions from a historical or contemporary perspective from anthropologists, legal practitioners, historians, art & dress historians, military historians, curators, designers, makers and manufacturers will be welcome. It is hoped that an interdisciplinary, trans-historical approach will enrich discussion, provide insights and contribute to the evolution of the discipline of Dress History. Papers, to be illustrated with a Powerpoint presentation, should be twenty minutes in length.
- Historical/philosophical attitudes to the control of clothing
- Dress regulations that have shaped or challenged identities (personal, national, professional, gender, etc.)
- Aspects of historical sumptuary laws
- The dress of justice and education: regulations for lawyers & academics
- Diplomatic and official dress
- Rules & regulation for civilians at regal courts
- The regulation of dress for orphanages, hospitals, factories & prisons
- Legal dress regulations in the military
- Manufacturers, designers & legislation for copyright & patents
- Law, dress & gender past & present
- Fashion house licensing: designers, authorship and copyright
Deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2014
Abstract length: appx. 300 words
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
For further information see the events/conference webpage at: www.dresshistorians.co.uk