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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, July 1st.
You can find more information about this conference overall at: http://thesawh.org/sawh-conferences/sawh-triennial-conference/
Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois-Springfield