Conferences and Calls for Papers Category Archives

CFP: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Proposal due: June 8, 2015 Conference held: Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015 LIM College, New York City Call for Presentations The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion …

CFP: The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday September 24 – Saturday September 26, 2015 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Call for Presentations: Coco Chanel observed that fashion is ‘not something that exists in dresses only,’ and ‘has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ Scholars, designers, artists, bloggers, and ordinary individuals who are putting a ‘look’ together, agree. For them, fashion is an evolving creative historical, political, …

CFP: MAAM 2015 Annual Conference

MAAM 2015 Annual Conference: Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do Proposals due: April 2, 2015 Conference held: October 21-23, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Call for Proposals! Join MAAM in Philadelphia this October as we discuss Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do. We invite you to contribute to the dialogue with a conference session proposal. Please consider a submitting a proposal on one of the …

CFP: Trimmings: Adorning the Fashionable Figure in the 17th Century

Conference Call for papers Trimmings: Adorning the Fashionable Figure in the 17th Century Abstracts due: March 31, 2015 Conference held: June 6-7, 2015 Plymouth, MA Plimoth Plantation’s 17th-Century Trimmings Conference will take place on June 6th and 7th, 2015. The process and purpose of adorning oneself with decorative and embellished wardrobes was an important part of the post-medieval world. The trimmings trade contributed to a global …

CFP: Exploring Nostalgia

July 3-5, 2015 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom We have all probably had conversations with aged relatives and friends resulting in the oft repeated words “I remember when….”, spoken either as an illumination of the progress of the present in comparison to seeming simplicity of the past or a wistful longing for the past to be alive again in the midst of the present. Often …

Springtime in London: Women of the World, Fashion in Film, Alexander McQueen and Fashion Symposia

It’s exciting to finally see the dark evenings receding, spot little floral bursts of white, purple and yellow amongst the grassy urban verges and feel like my winter coat’s days are swiftly numbered!  To celebrate this arrival of spring, here are some interesting events related to fashion taking place in the capital this month. The first is the Women of the World Festival at Southbank, …

CFP: Fashion and Art History

June 29-30, 2015 University of York, UK Fashion and art often follow a shared trajectory of social, political, and historical circumstances. In collaboration with the University of York, the AAH’s annual Student Summer Symposium will explore the relationship between fashion and art, by inviting papers that engage with this subject across a wide range of chronological and theoretical perspectives. The influence of fashionable dress on …

CFP: 2015 Annual Design History Society Conference

2015 Annual Design History Society Conference; “How we live, and How we might live”: Design and the Spirit of Critical Utopianism California College of the Arts, San Francisco Proposals due: February 28, 2015 Conference held: September 11–13, 2015 Inherent in every act of design is a vision–however modest, however inarticulate–of a better world: We design because we believe that travel might be made more comfortable, work more …

CFP: Hillwood Museum Scholar-in-Residence

Hillwood Scholar-in-Residence Program, Washington​, D.C. Application Deadline Extended: March 2, 2015 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens announces a new scholar-in-residence program. PhD candidates or higher and any qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 500 words, stating the necessary length of residence, materials to be used and/or studied, and the project’s relevance to Hillwood’s collections …

CFP: Dressing Global Bodies

Dressing Global Bodies:  Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s July 7-9, 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK The clothes on our backs are intimately connected with bodily experiences, cultural, social and gender portrayals, as well as the economies of fashioning and re-fashioning across place and time. Garments reflect the priorities of local and international …

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