CFP: Textile, Art & Design: Reciprocity and Development

Academic Session 35: Textile, Art & Design: Reciprocity and Development  Convened at the Association of Art Historians 2017 Conference When: 6-8 April, 2017 Where: Loughbourgh University, UK Submission Guidelines: Please email your paper proposals straight  to the session convenor(s) — Alice Kettle, Manchester Metropolitan University and Uthra Rajgopal, Manchester Metropolitan University. Provide a title and abstract for a 25 minute paper (max 250 words). Include your name, affiliation and …

CFP: Costume Society UK – October Due Date

The Costume Society (UK) Conference and Dinner London Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2, 2017 WRITING FASHION Celebrating 50 years of the Costume Society Journal and 50 years of Symposia Conference takes place at the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square – a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of Bloomsbury, with a Friday afternoon visit to the British Library and dinner on Saturday …

A Postcard from Abroad: London HighLights

This week, in the UK, most people have returned to school or work so, in respect, our weather looks very autumnal with grey skies and the occasional showers. But, all is not what it seems.  The temperature is ridiculously warm, humid in fact.  Everywhere you go, there are exposed limbs and sandalled toes.  I keep wanting to eat salads and ice-creams while sneaking suspicious glances at my …

CFP: ‘Scandi Style’: Exploring Scandinavian Fashion Photography in a Global Context

‘Scandi Style’: Exploring Scandinavian Fashion Photography in a Global Context When: 9th December 2016 Where: University of Westminster, London, UK Submission Guidelines: The conference invites contributions for short (15-minute) presentations on subjects related to the conference theme. The conference welcomes submissions from scholars, curators, writers, researchers and others working with Scandinavian fashion photography in a range of contexts such as museums, galleries, and archives, magazines, design companies, …

CFP: Clothing as Visual Language in the Long Eighteenth Century

Clothing as Visual Language in the Long Eighteenth Century Panel at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Conference Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA When: March 30 to April 2, 2017 Submission Guidelines: Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the session chair, Kristin O’Rourke,  no later than 15 September 2016. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. The session chair should be …

Guest Post – Researching & Writing ‘Making Edwardian Costumes for Women’

Guest contributor Suzanne Rowland has a background as a theatrical costume maker. She is a lecturer at the University of Brighton where she is about to start a PhD looking at the development of the ready-to-wear fashion industry in the 1910s using the blouse as a case study. She is sharing her experience researching and writing her book Making Edwardian Costumes for Women available from Crowood Press. This was my first …

Review: Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu

It is not often that I walk into an exhibition space and get goosebumps. The current exhibition at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu,  is one of those few shows that make you feel a sense of something deeper to the objects on display.  Working with mainly historical objects as part of my day job at Auckland Museum, it is very refreshing to see a …

Upcoming Conference: Out of the Dark and into the Light? Dress in the Early Modern Period and the Age of Enlightenment, 1400–1800

Tickets are now on sale for The Association of Dress Historians’ (ADH) annual conference, featuring twenty-five papers presented over two concurrent panels, and titled:: Out of the Dark and into the Light? Dress in the Early Modern Period and the Age of Enlightenment, 1400–1800 International Conference of Dress Historians Saturday, 5 November 2016 The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, United Kingdom …

CFP: New Research Conference

New Research Conference  Who: The Association of Dress Historians When: Saturday, 25 February, 2017 Where: The University of Brighton, Grand Parade: City Campus (near the Royal Pavillion), Brighton, United Kingdom Submission Guidelines: Submissions are due by 1 October 2016. Please submit your proposal for a fifteen–minute paper presentation to jennifer.daley@kcl.ac.uk as a .doc or .docx file (saved as firstname_lastname) that includes a descriptive paper title, a 200–word abstract, a 100–word biography, …

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