Exhibitions

FIT EXHIBITION: His and Hers

November 30, 2010 – May 10, 2011 His & Hers explores the relationship between gender and fashion over the past 250 years. Clothing can act as an immediate signifier of gender – however, while making distinctions between “masculine” and “feminine” styles of clothing may seem natural, gendering is not a biological phenomenon. While much of … Continue reading

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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

Conferences

CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange

CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange October 22, 2010 University of Zurich, Hauptgebäude, KOL-F-30 Program 10:00 – 10:15 Welcoming Remarks 10:15 – 12:00 Session I: Textile Identities: Byzantium, Islam, and Eurasian Borderlands Branislav Cvetkovic (Regional Museum, Jagodina, Serbia), Textiles and Their Usage in Medieval Balkans: The Royal Context Warren Woodfin (University of … Continue reading

Publications

Coming Soon: Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

I am excited to let you know about my colleague John Potvin’s new co-edited volume with Ashgate Publishing. I hope you will consider it for your personal or university library. ********** Edited by Alla Myzelev, University of Western Ontario, and John Potvin, University of Guelph “…a strong and innovative contribution to scholarship…where dress, interiors and personal identity … 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

Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading

Conferences

Conference: Ten Momentous Years of Canadian Feminism, 1960-1970

Ontario Women’s History Network Location: Ontario, Canada The ONTARIO WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK (OWHN) will be holding the AGM and conference at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto on Friday April 30th-Saturday May 1st. The theme of the conference is Ten years of Feminism 1960-1970. The conference is designed to bring together teachers, … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Inspiring Fashion: Gifts from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta

Philadelphia Museum of Art September 12, 2009 – Summer 2010 Fashion designers use their talent and vision to interpret the current mood and aesthetic, finding inspiration in a variety of sources. The exploration of an artistic movement, a reinterpretation of historic clothing, or the transformation of street styles or utilitarian clothes may be the springboard … Continue reading