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CFP: Benjamin, Barthes, and Fashion

Announcing a call for papers from The University of Manchester: Fashion and Theory: Exploring critical perspectives in fashion and dress studies Friday June 28, 2013 Benjamin, Barthes, and Fashion Historian, philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin wrote on fashion’s relationship to modernity, commodity fetishism, history, and memory.  In his unfinished Arcades Project, the notes for a large section on Fashion reveal Benjamin’s desire to read the …

CFP: Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is sponsoring a new online, open access peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The editors are seeking high quality research and/or effective applied techniques related to human sciences. Researchers and professionals across the following disciplines are asked to submit manuscripts: human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership …

CFP: Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice

The new Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice is holding an open call for submissions in the area of Textile Design. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 22, 2013 The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice (JTDRP) publishes peer-reviewed research in textile design and provides a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research in the domain of textile design and practice. Encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines and …

Call for Authors: Fast Fashion Systems: Theories and Applications

CRC Press’s Handbook on Fast Fashion Systems: Theories and Applications Call for Authors: Peer-Refereed Book Chapter Contributions Fast fashion is an industrial trend that is pertinent in practice. It refers to the concept of shortening lead time (production, distribution, etc) and offering new products to the market as fast as possible. Nowadays, this phenomenon is commonly adopted in fashion apparel (by brands such as Zara, …

CFP: Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: The European Scenario

Call for Papers Special Issue European Management Journal 2014 Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: The European Scenario The Guest Editors invited for this special issue are: Chun-Hung CHIU, Sun Yat-Sen University, China Tsan-Ming CHOI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Kannan GOVINDAN, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Xiaohang YUE, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA In the fashion industry, disposable fashion under the fast fashion concept …

CFP: The Paterson Silk Strike Centennial Conference

The Paterson Silk Strike Centennial Conference, 1913-2013 will be held at the Wlliam Paterson University of New Jersey on May 20, 2013, and is seeking papers to commemorate the centennial of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The conference will take a multidisciplinary approach to the history and multiple legacies of the silk strike. The morning plenary speaker will be Professor Steve Golin, author of “The Fragile …

CFP: Consumer Culture Theory: Building Community Across Borders

8th Annual Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Tucson Arizona, June 13-16th, 2013 Submissions Deadline:  12 a.m. EST on January 30th, 2013 Send submissions to: llprice@eller.arizona.edu Conference Theme:  Building Community Across Borders   Consumer Culture Theory (CCT) has developed into a strong, international community of scholars united by a passion in producing theoretical and practical knowledge of the co-constituting relationships among consumers; cultural meaning systems, practices, identities, and social formations; …

CFP: Fashioning Identities

Fashioning Identities: Types, Customs, and Dress in a Global Context A Symposium at Hunter College, City University of New York, October 18-19, 2013 Chairs: Lynda Klich and Tara Zanardi, Dept. of Art & Art History Pictorial imagery of local types, traditions, and dress has a long history, dating back to the sixteenth century.  From costume books and street criers to travel albums and Hispanic costumbrismo, such representations captured people …

CFP: Janet Arnold Award

The Society of Antiquaries of London is currently welcoming applications for the Janet Arnold Award for grants for researching the history of Western dress. These grants are to further in-depth study of the history of Western dress. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they wish to pursue a particular piece of original research based on items of dress or their remains with a view to eventually …

CFP: The Lives of Objects

In September 2013, Oxford Centre fo Life Writing will hold its Inaugural Conference, on the subject of ‘The Lives of Objects’. You can download the call for papers here. The application of life-writing to objects lies at the heart of many recently published biographies, memoirs and histories, including Neil MacGregor’s A History of the World in 100 Objects (2010), Edmund De Waal’s The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (2010), …

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