[CFP] REMINDER Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing Cultures, Politics, and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2015
Alberta, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s

7-9 July 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK

This international conference will showcase new historical research on the centrality of dress in global, colonial and post-colonial engagements, emphasizing entangled histories, comparative and cross-cultural analyses. This scholarship redefines national and collective communities, in the practice of fashion and the dynamics of re-fashioning and re-use, from the seventeenth through the twentieth century.

We are exicited to accept individual papers or themed panels, maximum three speakers, on historical topics about clothing and the body, not limited to any culture(s) or geographic location(s).

Themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-cultural practices and patterns of dress and / or body adornment
  • Production and distribution of clothing (across cultures, entangled, comparative)
  • Gendered and ethnic shaping of dress and dress practice
  • Fashion politics of dress in globalizing contexts
  • Circulation and re-use of dress and dress idioms
  • Design in globalized contexts
  • Representations of clothing cultures
  • Appropriation / acculturation of designs, materials, motifs
  • Dress in colonial / post-colonial contexts

Send all submissions or inquiries to: dgb.conference@ualberta.ca

DEADLINE for Submissions is: 1 OCTOBER 2015

Acceptance of papers to be announced: 1 December 2015

Please see the full call for papers at our website: dressingglobalbodies.com

Contact Info: 
Meaghan Walker
Ph.D Candidate
Dressing Global Bodies Conference
Department of History & Classics
2-28 Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H4