Rat Race: Time-Saving Applications

Academic research can be daunting.  Libraries replace the comforts of home as we sit for hours, leafing through publications for the perfect source.  Stress becomes us as we scramble to rediscover notes taken, not to mention the constant uploading/downloading onto flash drives.  As if graduate school isn’t hard enough, we create extra work that can overcome a project and become detrimental to our academic success. …

Grad School Profile: Kansas State University

Kansas State University (KSU), located in Manhattan, Kansas, offers a few unique opportunities for higher education in the field of fashion and textile study.  The National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) accredits several programs at K-State, including the apparel design and interior design programs.  Through the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, students are introduced to a very rigorous, involved graduate …

Grad School Profile: The Savannah College of Art and Design

Danya Ahmed, M.F.A. fibers student, Toledo, Ohio The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) offers several graduate programs for fashion-minded students, including advanced degrees in Fashion and Luxury and Fashion Merchandising.  One of the more unique programs at the college is their graduate program in Fibers.  Here, students take classes on the technical, cultural and historic aspect of fibers and textiles and undertake independent …

Grad School Profile: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment degree is a unique program administrated by the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).  This institution prepares students for a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities.  Attendees take a combination of eclectic classes expanding a broad range of subjects, making this particular graduate program competitive against universities with more …

CFP: NANO, Aggressive Art, Design and Architecture

NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World Call for Papers: Issue 1.2/3 Deadline: 17 July 2011 Aggressive Art, Design and Architecture (part of a special two-part themed edition) Visual culture can assault or placate. Sometimes a little bit of both. For this double issue 1.2/3 of NANO, we want to know what is happening in leading-edge art, …

CFP: Developments in Dress History

Developments in Dress History 08 December 2011 18:00 – 10 December 2011 14:00 Grand Parade Campus Over the last twenty years, dress history has moved from the margins of academic debate to the centre of interdisciplinary analysis in the arts and humanities. Dress and its meanings are matters of significance for social and cultural historians; the circuits of clothing across the globe are used to …

Workshop Opportunity: NiCHE New Scholars Place and Placelessness 2011

This could be a very interesting opportunity for Fashion Studies graduate students to participate in.  A constant issue for students is often the cost and planning that goes into attending a conference.  If any readers are selected to participate in this event, please email Worn Through; I’d love to hear your comments/opinions. The New Scholars group of the Network in Canadian History and Environment would …

Call for Contributors: Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk. Steampunk remains an elusive topic even among its admirers and practitioners, but at its heart, it re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. From sci-fi and fantasy to websites catering to a Steampunk lifestyle, this multi-faceted genre demands greater scholarly analysis. …

Grad School Profile: The London College of Fashion

WornThrough is taking a new approach to its Graduate School Profiles.  Feel free to email us with feedback or leave a comment below.  If you attend a graduate program in this field and feel it should be profiled, please email Worn Through. The London College of Fashion is a part of network of art and design institutions associated with the University of the Arts in …

CFP: Past Dress – Future Fashion

The organizers and Advisory Committee of Costume Colloquium III: Past Dress – Future Fashion are currently seeking papers on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience, relating to the Topics of Interest below.  We welcome proposals from: scholars, educators and museum specialists, students, makers and marketers of wearable art, conservators, re-enactors and other clothing enthusiasts worldwide in order to create a symposium that is inclusive …

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