CFP: Interwoven: Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries

Who: The Association of Art Historians

When: October 27, 2017

Where: The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, UK

Submission Guidelines: Please submit your conference paper proposal for a twenty–minute presentation to jennifer.daley [at] as a .doc or .docx file (saved as firstname_lastname) that includes your name, email address, affiliation, descriptive paper title, a 200–word abstract, and a 100–word biography. We also encourage proposals for themed panels of three speakers. The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT, Sunday, 15th January 2017. Notification of the outcome of proposals will be advised by 23:59 GMT, Friday, 20 January 2017.

Topics of potential papers could include (but are not limited to):

  • Cross-cultural appropriation of clothing and textiles
  • Representation of genderless dress through subcultural style
  • Androgynous dressing from the high street to the royal court
  • Android to cyborg: fashion and technology’s ongoing relationship
  • Fashion designers who challenge boundaries in innovative ways
  • Icons who adopt clothing and textiles that challenge boundaries
  • Clothing and textiles that cross political or state barriers
  • Uniforms and occupational dress that have crossed into popularity
  • Industrial and manufacturing processes that have crossed boundaries

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