Calls for Papers / Symposia

CFP: Fashioning Identities: Types, Customs, and Dress in a Global Context

Call For Papers Deadline: January 15, 2013 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 http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art Pictorial imagery of local types, traditions, and dress has a long history, dating back to the sixteenth century. From costume books and … Continue reading

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Articles

The Object of Fashion: methodological approaches to the history of fashion

Fashion Studies Essays That Say So Much Speaking of objects of fashion, The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, an anthology of fashion studies and history of dress, published an essay by Giorgio Riello entitled “The object of fashion: methodological approaches to the history of fashion.” In it, Riello discusses three different approaches to the study of fashion … Continue reading

Conferences / Publications

Conference: Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues

Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues 3rd Global Conference Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, and even a nation. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary … Continue reading

Publications

The Journal of Design History: Uniforms in Design History Special Issue

The Journal of Design History has published its latest special issue Uniforms in Design History. This issue covers various types of uniforms as well as uniforms from many different countries including Great Britain, Turkey and Japan. http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/4266/2 Special Issue: Uniforms in Design History Volume 24 Issue 2 May 2011 Articles Artemis Yagou Foreword: Uniforms in … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2011 Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2011-12. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, … Continue reading

Conferences

Food and Culture: Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) Annual Conference

The Food and Culture Panels of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites papers and panels for their annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia from October 28-31, 2010. Abstracts are due by June 15, 2010. Myriad factors shape our relationship with food. What we choose to eat, when we eat … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / Publications

CFP: The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture

Facts On File, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars for a print and online reference work on the history of women in America popular culture from colonial times to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels. The encyclopedia will include articles on individuals, … Continue reading