CFP: Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues

The 5th global conference Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues will take place at Mansfield College, Oxford, on Monday 9 September – Thursday 12 September, 2013. Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression, which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, subcultures, and even a nation. This inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the …

CFP: People’s Palace, Culture and Controversy in Music Hall and Vaudeville

On May 11, 2013, a one day conference will be hosted by King’s College, London, and the University of Liverpool, at Hoxton Hall (London), which seeks to address the history of one of the most exciting, subversive and controversial forms of theatre from the 19th Century. The first example of mass entertainment in Britain, the music hall’s influence over fashion, language, society, and culture continues …

CSA event: Mission Period Ecclesiastical Vestments from the de Saisset Museum Permanent Collection

On November 10, 2012, the Western Region of CSA will be hosting an event at the de Saisett Museum, Santa Clara, CA. The program will include a presentation and tour of the special exhibition Mission Vestments from the Permanent Collection given by Elise Rousseau, CSA board member and textile conservator. Elise has a broad base of knowledge of the Museum’s artifacts as she was formerly …

CFP: Fashion, Appearance, Consumption and Design

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends. Also relevant are the themes of appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources manufacturing aesthetics marketing branding merchandising retailing psychological/ sociological aspects of dress body image cultural identities plus any areas relating to purchasing, shopping, and the methods consumers construct identity. Papers from …

CFP: The World at Your Feet Footwear Conference

The University of Northampton and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery invite submissions for a World Footwear conference due to take place at the University of Northampton in March 2013. Deadline for abstract submissions is 21st November 2012. The conference aims to encourage debate about the design and making of footwear from across the world, as well as celebrating the World Footwear collection housed at the …

Job opportunity: Andrew W Mellon / Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA)

The Fellowship will run from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 £28,138 per annum The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the field of History of Dress or non-fiction film, with an interest in the interwar period and/or the Second World War.  This fellowship will …

UPDATE CFP: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States

Call for participation: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States Co-Editors, Dr. Mitchell D. Strauss, University of Northern Iowa and Dr. Annette Lynch, University of Northern Iowa Deadline for submissions mid-December 2012. Many items have already been contracted – see below for the full list of entries / content still available. Description: This A-Z will cover approximately 200 “ethnic” items, from headwear to footwear, …

You Should Be Reading: Sport, Women and Fashion in Inter-war Britain

This week, and in light of the recently completed London 2012 Olympic Games, Worn Through would like to highlight an article entitled “‘It’s possible to play the game marvellously and at the same time look pretty and be perfectly fit’: Sport, Women and Fashion in Inter-war Britain” published in a special edition of Costume to coincide with the UK’s hosting of the Olympic Games, and …

CFP: Gender in Material Culture: Annual Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2013

Image copyright: David Griffith (Image source: Gender and Material Studies Group) Call for papers – Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 4th-6th January 2013 – Bath Spa University, United Kingdom Deadline for submissions is 14 September 2012. The School of Humanities and Cultural Industries (HCI) at Bath Spa University invites submissions for their annual Gender and Medieval Studies Conference. This year the theme of the conference …

CFP: Accessories Costume Society Symposium 2013

The Costume Society UK invites submissions for their 2013 symposium on the theme of Accessories. Possible symposium subject themes could include the following: Function and frivolity – the accessory and the march of fashion, their use for dating costume and a reflection of contemporary taste. Usefulness and homeliness, aprons, hussifs and chatelaines. The accessory as protection, from dirt, danger or weather in everyday and occupational …

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