Calls for Papers

Fashion Tales 2012 Outline and Call for Papers

Fashion Tales International Conference Milan, June 7-9 2012 Room Pio XI Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Largo Gemelli 1 CFP Deadline: November 30, 2011 Since its beginnings in the middle of the XIX century, fashion has been narrated through multiple media, both visual as well as verbal, and for different purposes such as marketing and … Continue reading

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Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Association of Art Historians Conference – “Fashion, Vision, and Visuality”

‘Fashion, Vision and Visuality’ CFP Deadline: November 7, 2011 38th Annual AAH Conference & Bookfair The Open University, Milton Keynes UK March 29 – 31, 2012 Session Convenors: Caroline Evans, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design c.evans@csm.arts.ac.uk Andrea Kollnitz, Centre for Fashion Studies, Art History Department, Stockholm University … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Sneak Peek: The Costume Institute’s McQueen Exhibit

For original Thread|New York link, click here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/threadny/THREAD-Sneak-Peek-The-Costume-Institutes-McQueen-Exhibit-116722469.html Yesterday in London, Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron spoke at the Ritz—the site of McQueen’s first post-grad presentation—to unveil preview images of the Costume Institute’s forthcoming exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Undoubtedly the most anticipated fashion event of the year, the exhibit and accompanying Met Gala festivities … Continue reading

Conferences / Lectures / Publications / Scholarships/Awards

Farewell to Visual Studies

The Stone Summer Theory Institute 2011 Theme: Farewell to Visual Studies July 17-23, 2011 Application deadline: Apr 15, 2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago The Stone Summer Theory Institute – Fellowship opportunities James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago); Sunil Manghani (York St. John’s University); Gustav Frank (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich) Chicago The … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity

Call for Papers THE MATERIAL IMAGINATION from Antiquity to Modernity date: 5-6 November 2010 location: School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland deadline for proposals: 10 September 2010 further information: Fabio Barry, Alistair Rider, material.imagination@gmail.com As the term materiality gains ever more currency, its critical meaning continues to recede. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Bergdorf Goodman windows honor Sondheim with clothes and imagery inspired by his work

Walking past Bergdorf Goodman one night, I was came across these window displays honoring Stephen Sondheim. The windows featured clothing and imagery inspired by Sondheim’s works. My favorites were those of Al Hirschfeld illustrations, the venerated cartoonist, which were black and white themed. For more photos, go to broadwayworld.com’s site: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Bergdorf_Goodman_Honors_Sondheim_with_Window_Displays_20100421 Continue reading

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Gazette du Bon Ton on ARTstor

http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/col-gazette.shtml Through these prints, La Gazette du Bon Ton readers were offered glimpses of upper class life, manners, social environments, and leisure pursuits. As such, the Gazette du Bon Ton illustrations are a unique visual record of fashion and high society in early 20th century France, from the last years of the Belle Epoque to … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition: Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine

Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine Nov 17 through Apr 18 (ENDS TODAY) Exploring New York City from the mid-1940s until the early 1960s, the exhibition Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine accompanies the publication of the first-ever book devoted to the museum’s extraordinary LOOK photography collection. To LOOK’s editors and … Continue reading

Symposia

Imaging Identity: Media, Memory and Visions of Humanity in the Digital Present

Imaging Identity: Media, Memory and Visions of Humanity in the Digital Present Location: Australia Symposium Date: 2010-07-15 This symposium is concerned with the many ways in which humanity images identity. Within this broad frame lies a more particular interest, to understand what images of personhood are and how particular kinds of images operate in diverse … Continue reading

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CFP: Fashioning the Neo-Victorian. Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture

International Conference, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 8-10 April 2010 keynote speakers: Prof Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University), Prof Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford) The notion of the Neo-Victorian has become an increasingly common denominator for cultural products re-iterating Victorian culture. Sometimes a critical engagement but equally often a … Continue reading