CFP: Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing

CHARM 2015 Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing May 28 – 31, 2015 (Doctoral Workshop May 27 – 28) RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, USA We invite business, marketing, social science, and humanities scholars from all backgrounds to join us aboard RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California for a friendly, collegial, and interdisciplinary research conference. We call on scholars from around the globe …

CFP: Fashion Research Now — Archives

The inaugural issue of Fashion Research Now reflects the aims of the Fashion Research Network: presenting critical, innovative and interdisciplinary research on fashion and dress. It will provide a space for early career researchers and PhD students to publish current and innovative research. Submissions are welcomed from both written and practice-based researchers and can take the form of text or image. The first publication theme …

CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference Modern Bodies: Corporeality in Spanish Silver Age Literature and Culture  April 23-25, 2015 The advent of modernity and the processes of modernization in early twentieth-century Spain, during the so-called Silver Age (1900-1936), radically changed the existing representations of the human body.  The advancement of science and technology, the rise and consolidation of disciplines like sexology, eugenics, and psychology, growing urbanization, the …

CFP: Popular Culture Assn./American Culture Assn. Annual Conference

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design April 1 – 4, 2015 National Conference – New Orleans, LA  Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including historical sources manufacturing, aesthetics marketing branding merchandising retailing psychological/ sociological aspects of …

You Should Be Reading: Fashion and the Future

This week’s You Should Be Reading column takes a look at the future of fashion through the lens of technology: what sorts of new advances in fashion design and consumption will be possible over the next decade or more? This is an interesting question when we consider the exponentially fast pace of tech developments in today’s world. And while many of these developments started with different applications …

CFP: The Sixties – The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference: The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to: Film, television, and radio of the era …

CFP: AMA/ACRA SECOND TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE

AMA/ACRA Second Triennial Conference March 4 – 7, 2015 Miami, Florida The American Marketing Association (AMA) and American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA) invite submissions for their second triennial conference to be held in Coral Gables, Florida. Extended abstracts, competitive papers, workshop proposals, and doctoral paper submissions are all invited. Possible topics include: Branding Consumer psychology Global retailing Sustainability Social Media Submission deadline: September 30, 2014. …

You Should Be Reading: Fashion and Textiles

This week’s Reading column looks at the material aspects of fashion: the production and consumption of textiles themselves. Textiles are of course used not only for the production of clothing but also for decoration and and functionality in our home environments. These four recently published articles, though, focus mainly on how producers and consumers relate to textiles as they are used for fashion and accessories. From …

You Should Be Reading: Fashion and Costume

This week’s column focuses on the word “costume” as a way of dressing for a specific event or role as well as the ensemble itself. What are the differences between costume and dress? What decisions do we make when consciously choosing a costume for an event? How can costume work to conceal or reveal aspects of our identities? These are a few of the questions tackled by …

CFP: The Look of Austerity Conference

The Look of Austerity September 11-12, 2015 Museum of London 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the beginning of a period of economic austerity for many affected nations. ‘Austerity’ is a term that has recently re-emerged in areas as disparate as politics and design, and is used to describe everything from specific policy decisions to the national mood. …

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