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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. …

Costume Society Symposium

This year’s CSA symposium looks to be action packed with great talks, but I’m sorry to say I had to cancel the one about Worn Through. I wanted to let you know in case you see it in the program. I simply could not make the trip at this time, and plan to attend future symposiums to discuss the blog and similar topics in the …

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and Advisory Committee of Costume Colloquium III: Past Dress – Future Fashion are currently seeking papers on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience, relating to the Topics of Interest below.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 …

CFP: SUSTAINABILITY MARKETING CLAIMS AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Call For Manuscripts Focused Special Issue of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ) SUSTAINABILITY MARKETING CLAIMS AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR Editors: Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, University of Missouri, habrookshirej@missouri.edu Dr. Laurel Wilson, University of Missouri, wilsonl@missouri.edu The purpose of the focused issue is to encourage research and to provide a specific outlet for researchers to share empirical findings concerning sustainability-related labels, claims, and indices and consumer …

CFP: Significance of Color in the Humanities and Social Sciences

  Feb. 24-26, 2012 North Georgia College and State University Dahlonega, GA For most of us colors are ubiquitous in our lives, from colorful language to the natural and material worlds that we inhabit and (re)create. Colors are used to persuade consumers, or to affect our mood. But they can also become symbols in political and social struggle, from international relations to the envisioning of …

Call for Entries: 2nd Special issue on Fast Fashion

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management Fast fashion or focus on speed to market and demand responsiveness are now considered the norm in the fashion sector. Indeed, in the UK the vast majority of fashion retailers have adopted business strategies aimed at reducing their lead times to be responsive to consumer demand and providing newness with in season collections. …

Symposium Recap: Authenticity in Yale’s “Urban Catwalk”

It was excitement and ultimate delight that I attended (and presented at) Yale’s “The Urban Catwalk” conference this past weekend. Though ostensibly the theme was street fashion, as with most conferences, this topic was expounded upon by a wide range of scholars from vastly different fields (performance studies, French history, literature, communications, etc.). More even than “street” or even “public space,” the concepts of “authenticity” …

CFP: Colouring Outside the Lines: The 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Proposals for Papers and Workshops in English are now being accepted for Colouring Outside the Lines: The 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held March 29-April 2, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. The Program Co-Chairs welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others. ARLIS/NA …

CFP: Fashion and Socialism: between utopia and reality

Vienna, World Handicrafts Organization, September 22-23, 2011 The conference Fashion and Socialism: between utopia and reality will be organized by World Handicrafts Organization in Vienna, Austria in cooperation with University of Applied Arts Vienna (Cultural and Intellectual History). The conference will be devoted to the research of relations between fashion and politics, clothing consumption and aspiration for distinction in the socialistic system. If you are …

CFP: SUBCULTURES, POPULAR MUSIC & SOCIAL CHANGE

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUBCULTURES, POPULAR MUSIC & SOCIAL CHANGE A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium Thursday 15 – Friday 16 Sept 2011 London Metropolitan University, London, UK Style-based subcultures, scenes and tribes – along with their music genres – have pulsated through the history of social, economic and political change. From 1940s zoot-suiters and hepcats; through 1950s rock ‘n’ rollers, beatniks and Teddy boys; 1960s surfers, rudeboys, mods, …

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