Moving Beyond Paris and London (13-14.10.2017) | CFP

Moving Beyond Paris and London: Influences, Circulation, and Rivalries in Fashion and Textiles between France and England, 1700-1914

Proposals due by: February 28, 2017

Reply by: March 31, 2017

Organized by the IHTP-CNRS & LARCA (UMR 8225) – UNIVERSITÉ PARIS DIDEROT

The Séminaire Histoire de la mode (IHTP/CNRS) and the LARCA (Université Paris Diderot) are organizing a joint international conference in Paris on October 13-14, 2017, “Moving Beyond Paris-London: Influences, Circulation, and Rivalries in Fashion and Textiles between France and England, 1700-1914.” This conference is the latest in a series on cultural exchanges in fashion, which have included “Haute couture, fashion and consumption, France and England, 1947-1957 (April 11 2014), “French-American Exchanges in Fashion,” (April 15, 2016), and Franco-German Exchanges in Fashion (October 10-12, 2016).

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Nouveaux regards sur la haute couture parisienne, de 1850 à nos jours (24-25/03/2017) | CFP

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INHA, IFM, IHTP (CNRS), Paris

Deadline : 10/09/2016

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Résumé : A l’occasion de l’installation des collections Jacques Doucet dans la prestigieuse salle Labrouste de la rue de Richelieu, ce colloque international entend rendre un hommage au couturier en proposant un nouveau regard sur les composantes de l’histoire de la haute couture parisienne : ses protagonistes, ses processus créatifs, ses matériaux, ses canaux de diffusion, ses clientes, ainsi que son statut qui a largement évolué depuis son apparition à fin du XIXe siècle, sous l’égide de Charles Frederick Worth. (…)

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« Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations » (Rome, 3-4 novembre 2016) / Call for Papers

unnamed-7Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations International Conference Organized by Christiane Elster, Stephanie Luther, Stefanie Seeberg and Tanja Michalsky As art history has given greater attention to material culture and its social contexts as a whole, the applied arts have also re-entered the scope of art historical discourse.

Cultural-historical approaches, such as those employed in material culture studies, explore the objectness of artifacts and their efficacy. Related are studies of objects as mediums of symbolic communication, in which such objects are described and interpreted as part of complex performances of ritual and ceremony.

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The clothing of politics: dress, appearances and political identities (19th‐20th centuries) | Call for papers

Capture d’écran 2016-01-11 à 20.06.52The clothing of politics: dress, appearances and political identities (19th‐20th centuries)
Call for papers for a special issue of Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell’800 e del ’900
Fashion and clothing, a crucial aspect of social life, has aroused strong interest in recent years in many different fields of the social and human sciences. After a long period of neglect, many historians have begun to develop new approaches to the experience of dress as a situated bodily practice and as a form of language, always allusive and polysemic. Lire la suite