Symposia

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium Americans in Paris: Designers, Buyers, Editors, Photographers, Models, and Clients in Paris Fashion Since Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson first brought the “American look” to the court of Versailles, American have played a vital role in Paris fashion. Graduate students in FIT’s M.A. program in Fashion and Textile Studies … Continue reading

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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

Calls for Papers

CFP: Symposium: Uniform – State – Power. Uniforms as signs of change in state power?

Uniformity as an expression of material culture is a phenomenon which pervades many areas of our life. It appears, for instance, in corporate workwear, sportswear or the common style among certain youth subcultures. In the academic discourse on uniforms as a means of social communication, those civil forms have recently gained much attention. State uniforms, … Continue reading