CFP Jun 26, 2001

Clothing Culture 1300-1600 (U Kent, Canterbury, 30.11.-2.12.01)

Catherine Richardson

30.11.-2.12.01)

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Conference: Clothing Culture 1300-1600
Location: University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Call for Papers Deadline: 2001-09-30

An interdisciplinary conference for scholars at all stages of research. 30th
November to 2nd December 2001 University of Kent at Canterbury

Representations of clothing are frequent in the art and literature of 1300-
1600, but contemporary experiences of clothing are little investigated. This
interdisciplinary conference aims to explore ways of reconstructing the
social practices of the past through investigations of the cultural
significance of clothing.

Papers are invited from a broad range of theoretical perspectives which
relate to the traditional disciplines of art history, textile and costume
history, cultural history (social/political/economic), anthropology and
literary studies. Synopses of c. 500 words are requested by the end of
September 2001. Proposals and other offers of participation will be welcome
from scholars at all stages of research. It is intended that this conference
will generate a publishable volume.

Areas of investigation into process, experience and representation might
include:

power and social status
order and social mobility
ethnicity
emotion
disguise
gender
social and economic relations of production and consumption
buying and selling fabric and clothing stuff (shops)
colour
fabric
stitching
decoration
fashion
ritual and ceremony
garments (under and over, old and new, best and worst)
symbolism and the representation of the body
display and concealment
physical mobility
undress
proper and improper wearing
age and clothing
gesture
life-cycle (death, marriage)
pride
dowry
gift
self and person
moral clothing
clothing furniture
seduction

Methods of analysis might include:

reading the tactile
reading the spatial implications
reconstructing the symbolic language
from text to textile
* art and the visual language of clothing (folds, pleats, stitching,
wear, material, colour etc.)

For further information contact:

Dr Catherine Richardson,
Clothing Culture Conference
The Shakespeare Institute
Church Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6HP
Phone: +(0) 1789 293138
Fax: +(0) 1789 414992
Email: c.t.richardsonbham.ac.uk
Visit the Call for Papers website at
http://www.ukc.ac.uk/mts/Clothing%20culture%20conference/index.htm

Reference:
CFP: Clothing Culture 1300-1600 (U Kent, Canterbury, 30.11.-2.12.01). In: ArtHist.net, Jun 26, 2001 (accessed Aug 16, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/24524>.

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