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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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

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Publication CFP: The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-­1950 Series Editor: Michael Yonan University of Missouri The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700­1950, provides a forum for the broad study of object acquisition and collecting practices in their global dimensions from the eighteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. … Continue reading

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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

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Evil, Women and the Feminine 2nd Global Conference

This international and interdisciplinary conference will commence tomorrow May 3rd and continue through May 5th. It is being held in Prague, Czech Republic. I was invited to present my research on the psychoanalytic interpretation of fashion shows by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen at this year’s conference. Unfortunately, I was ultimately unable to attend. I … Continue reading

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CFP: SF/Fantasy & Vampire Romance: MAPACA 2010

Call For Papers in SF/Fantasy & Vampire Romance: MAPACA 2010 Location: Virginia, United States Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-06-15 The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars, and artists to submit papers for the 2010 conference in the areas of Science Fiction/ Fatnasy, and our new area, … Continue reading

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CFP: UCL Autopsies Project Study Day: “Yesterday’s Objects”

‘Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things’ Autopsies Research Project Study Day Friday, 4 June 2010 University College London (UCL) The Autopsies Project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media – the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example – the arrival … Continue reading

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CFP: Art Performance Film: Postgraduate Symposium in the History of Art

‘The Arts’ as an umbrella term encompasses a huge variety of media, yet it is all too common that academics and artists divide themselves into somewhat segregated areas of study. However, as interdisciplinary research becomes more common in the university context, and artists and performers combine aspects of different ‘Arts’ in their work, it becomes … Continue reading

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CFP: Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment

Once upon a time… …happily ever after? “…most intellectual development depends upon new readings of old texts. I am all for putting new wine in old bottles, especially if the pressure of the new wine makes the old bottles explode…” – Angela Carter An interdisciplinary research forum and subsequent publication of proceedings (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) … Continue reading