Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Benjamin, Barthes, and Fashion

Call For Papers Deadline: April 1, 2013 The University of Manchester Conference Date: June 28, 2013 http://benjaminbarthesandfashion.tumblr.com/CFP Historian, philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin wrote on fashion’s relationship to modernity, commodity fetishism, history, and memory. In his unfinished The Arcades Project, the notes for a large section on Fashion reveal Benjamin’s desire to read the … 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

Calls for Papers / News

Call for Papers: Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions

100th Annual CAA Conference – Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012 Session – Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions Co-chairs: Consuelo Gutierrez and Ian McDermott NEW Abstract Deadline: May 20th, 2011 Please send completed submission form, a one to two page double-spaced abstract, a letter explaining the speaker’s interest and expertise in … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Feminism & Early Modern Art

Feminism & Early Modern Art (CAA, Los Angeles 2012) Deadline: May 27, 2011 College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012 Sponsor: The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (www.ssemw.org) Organizer: Andrea Pearson, American University Feminism has indelibly transformed the study of early modern art and architecture, and yet seldom, in comparison to … 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

Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Third Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies SILAS 2011

Third Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies SILAS 2011 – Dublin City University Friday, March 11th ; Saturday, 12th March 2011 Location: Ireland Call for Papers Date: 2010-10-29 Secrets and Lies clandestine…hidden…concealed…covert… …private…confidential… …secretive… …occult… obscure… mysterious… All these concepts can be present and instrumental in the interactions between people, societies, cultures, … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Material Culture, Craft & Community

Material Culture, Craft & Community: Negotiating Objects Across Time & Place (20-21 May 2011, University of Alberta, Canada) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the varied expressions of craft – material, cultural, social – in past and present societies. Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant today, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures. Craft-made goods … 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