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

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Conferences

Workshop: Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective

Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective Workshop at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin June 23-25, 2011 Registration deadline: June 21, 2011 The “Making Things Speak” workshop investigates objects and their agency — how they are transformed (or not) by their uses and contexts and how they impact human lives. The past twenty-five … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The Wolfsonian’s fellowship program is intended to support research on the museum’s collection, generally for periods of three to four weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection May 7–August 1, 2010 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its … 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

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New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles

New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles Collection Unparalleled for their splendor, documentation, and extraordinary level of preservation, the 27,000 objects of the Costume Collection not only chronicle the stylistic evolution of our nation’s fashion capital, but proffer an intimate insight into the social history of its populace. Its holdings betray the aspirational nature of fashion, … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 Announced at the V&A

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=37285 LONDON.- The V&A’s major autumn exhibition, “Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909–1929”, will explore the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev and the most exciting dance company of the 20th century. Diaghilev combined dance, music and art in bold ways to create ‘total theatre’. A consummate collaborator, he … Continue reading

Symposia

Materials of Persuasion – Graduate Student Symposium

Materials of Persuasion, Graduate Student Symposium Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 April 23, 2010 Critics passing judgment, clergy seeking converts, advertisers selling products, and politicians running for office are all in the persuasion business. Persuasion is the key to the art of rhetoric, but there has always been a … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

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