Exhibitions

Exhibition: Hussein Chalayan, récits de mode

Hussein Chalayan, récits de mode July 5 – November 13, 2011 The Arts Décoratifs has given ‘carte blanche’ to one of the most innovative and creative fashion designers of our time: Hussein Chalayan. Born in Nicosia in 1970, he moved to London as a child traveling back and forth between Cyprus and England until he … 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

Calls for Papers / Publications

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

Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Exhibition

Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from … 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

Scholarships/Awards

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Fashion for the High Street

Closing Date: Monday 26th May 2010 Background Applications are invited for this AHRC-funded three year collaborative doctoral award, entitled ‘Fashion for the High Street. The design and making of menswear in Leeds 1945-1980’, tenable in the School of History at the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. This project will investigate … 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

Fashion Fantasies: fashion plates and fashion satire, 1775-1925

Victoria & Albert Museum, London 21 June 2010 – January 2011 Leighton, room 112 Free admission This display will juxtapose two genres of print that fantasise fashion on paper: fashion plates and graphic social satire. The fashion plate communicated changes in fashion but also encouraged viewers to engage with a luxurious fantasy. At the same … 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