Call for Papers - ADH

A call for papers has been released for the Association of Dress Historians annual conference to be held on Friday, 27th October 2017 at The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, UK. The title and theme of the conference is INTERWOVEN: Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries.

Topics of potential papers could include (but are not limited to):
Cross-cultural appropriation of clothing and textiles;
Representation of genderless dress through subcultural style;
Androgynous dressing from the high street to the royal court;
Android to cyborg: fashion and technology’s ongoing relationship;
Fashion designers who challenge boundaries in innovative ways;
Icons who adopt clothing and textiles that challenge boundaries;
Clothing and textiles that cross political or state barriers;
Uniforms and occupational dress that have crossed into popularity;
Industrial and manufacturing processes that have crossed boundaries.

Please email your conference paper proposal for a twenty-minute presentation as a .doc or .docx file (saved as firstname_lastname) that includes your name, email address, affiliation, descriptive paper title, a 200-word abstract, and a 100-word biography. Proposals for themed panels of three speakers are also encouraged. The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT, Sunday, 15 January 2017. Notification of the outcome of proposals will be advised by 23:59 GMT, Friday, 20 January 2017.



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