CFP: Panelist and Commentator for Southern Association of Women Historians 2018 Conference Panel on Fashion and Power

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Call for Papers
July 1, 2017
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

For the forthcoming Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH) Conference (centered on the theme of Resistance, Power, and Accommodation), to held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama between June 7-10, 2018, we are assembling a panel focused on fashion and power in the South.  (Two current papers focus on race and gender politics of cotton-made garments in the twentieth-century South, and constructions of race and gender in twenty-first Southern fashion and lifestyle blogs.)

For this panel, we are seeking a third panelist, as well as a chair/commentator.  Paper topics may focus on any facet of U.S. Southern history focusing on fashion/clothing/textiles and broader systems of social power.  Chairs/commentators welcome who focus on women’s and gender history, fashion history, and material culture studies. 

If you are interested in being a panelist on this session, please submit a no more than 300 word paper abstract, and a 1 to 2 page C.V.  If you are interested in being the chair and/or commentator for this session, please submit a 1 to 2 page C.V.  Please e-mail submissions or any questions to Holly Kent, at by Saturday, July 1st

You can find more information about this conference overall at:

Contact Info: 

Holly Kent

Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois-Springfield

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