SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH 2016
Out of the Dark and into the Light? Dress in the Early Modern Period and the Age of Enlightenment, 1400–1800
International Conference of Dress Historians
Saturday, 5 November 2016 The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Traditionally, ‘fashion’ has been framed by dress historians as a cultural phenomenon that started at the end of the Dark Ages, and which gained momentum over the course of the Early Modern period and the eighteenth century. However, with progressivist histories, and the term Dark Ages itself, becoming increasingly problematic from a historiographical perspective, we believe it is time for dress history to explore and challenge this model. We welcome papers that deal with alternative readings of sartorial consumption in these periods, whether it be fashionable or not.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please submit your proposal for a twenty–minute paper to firstname.lastname@example.org as a .doc or .docx file (saved as firstname_lastname) that includes a descriptive paper title, a 200–word abstract, a 100–word biography, and contact information. We also encourage proposals for themed panels of three speakers. The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016. Notification of the outcome will be advised by e-mail on or before 1 February 2016.
Conference speakers will be able to attend the conference and speak, free of charge. However, we do require that all conference speakers are members of the Association of Dress Historians (or become members) in order to present at the conference. Annual memberships to the ADH are £15 for professionals or £10 for concessions, and includes a variety of benefits.
For more information about the ADH and membership, please visit www.dresshistorians.co.uk or email email@example.com.