Archive | November 2014

Call for Papers: Fashion, the 84th Anglo-American Conference of Historians

Institute of Historical Research

Senate House, University of London

2-3 July, 2015

In a major collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the IHR is taking Fashion as the theme for its annual conference in summer 2015. Fashion in history is a topic which has come of age in recent years, as scholars have turned to addressing what is chic and what is style over the ages and across different cultures. The history of fashion, and the role of fashion in history, is not just confined to the study of dress and costume, but encompasses design and innovation, taste and zeitgeist, treats as its subjects both people and objects, and crosses over into related disciplines such as the history of art and architecture, consumption, retailing and technology. And across the world, fashion brings together museums, graduate teaching programmes, learned societies and the fashion profession around a common set of interests and concerns. The IHR conference next year we hope will be a perfect showcase and a meeting-point for the wide spectrum of specialists in this exciting field.

Our plenary speakers include Christopher Breward (Edinburgh), Beverly Lemire (Alberta), Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge) and Valerie Steele (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York). Proposals for panels on the themes of dress, imitation and emulation, taste and style, body-art, the fashion-industry and its media, fashionability and trend-setting, catwalks, fairs and exhibitions, innovation in interior design, architecture and public space, fashion education and technology will be accepted down to the middle of December. Individual paper proposals will also be accepted. Panels should comprise three papers and a chair, and proposals must include the name and affiliation of the speakers, the title of the panel and the titles of the individual papers. Please send proposals by 15th December Decisions will be made known once the Programme Committee has met in early January 2015.



Thursday 6th and Friday 7th November 2014
Venue: Senate Rooms, Durham Castle

The programme is as follows:

Thursday 6th November

10.00-10.30 TEA/COFFEE

10.30-10.45 Welcome
Elisabeth Schellekens, Robin Skeates & Andreas Pantazatos
10.45-11.30 Paper & discussion 1
‘How can I respect an object?’ Crispin Paine (Chair: Geoffrey Scarre)
11.30-13.00 Keynote presentation & discussion 1
‘Collaborative stewardship: Is it just appropriation by another name?’ Alison Wylie (Chair: Robin Coningham)
13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.30 Keynote presentation & discussion 2
‘Real Things’ Carolyn Korsmeyer (Chair: Elisabeth Schellekens)
15.30-16.00 TEA/COFFEE

16.00-17.30 Keynote presentation & discussion 3
‘Reflections on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Repair and Conservation’ Peter Lamarque (Chair: Chris Scarre)
19.00 DINNER
Oldfield’s Restaurant

Friday 7th November

9.30-09.45 Welcome/summary
Elisabeth Schellekens, Robin Skeates & Andreas Pantazatos
09.45-10.30 Paper & discussion 2
‘Fitting aesthetics and the archaeology of race’
Debbie Challis (Chair: Victor Dura-Vila)
10.30-11.00 TEA/COFFEE

11.00-12.30 Keynote presentation & discussion 4
‘Artefacts and Intentions: Natural and Non-Natural Meaning’ Stephen Neale (Chair: Yiota Vassilipoulou)
12.30-13.30 LUNCH

13.30-14.15 Paper & discussion 3
‘The Specific Sites of Archaeology and Art’ Matthew Rowe (Chair: Andreas Pantazatos)
14.15-15.15 Panel discussion
Craig Barclay, Ludmilla Jordanova, Constantine Sandis (Chairs: Elisabeth Schellekens & Robin Skeates)
15.15-15.45 TEA/COFFEE

15.45-17.15 Keynote presentation & discussion 5
‘Emergent figuration, abstraction and aesthetic impact: some cross-cultural reflections’   Howard Morphy (Chair: Paolo Fortis)
18.30 DINNER
Finbarr’s Restaurant

The workshop/conference is open to all, free of charge.  Do come along for all of part of it.

Contact: Dr. Robin Skeates, FSA

Reader, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, South Road, Durham.  DH1 3LE. UK.
e-mail:   tel: 0044 (0)191 334 1156   fax: 0044 (0)191 334 1101