1) Passold Research Fund Conference 2012 “Innovation before the Modern: Cloth and Clothing in the Early Modern World”, 27 – 29 September 2012, Stockholm
Registration deadline: 15 May 2012
Jointly organised by: University of Uppsala, Stockholm University, K. A. Almgren Sidenväveri & Museum and the Nordiska Museet.
The 2012 Pasold conference will consider the dynamics of change and innovation within the production, trade, retailing and consumption of textiles and clothing in the period before the nineteenth century. This requires an understanding of the history of making cloth and clothes, of the training and organization of labour, and of the relative value of technical and conceptual skills. The conference aims to reflect on product as well as process innovation, invention, changes in design and more general shifts in the politics of production (for instance, the nature of the guilds, notions of quality and value) and also consumption (for example, the gendering of cloth and clothing; access to markets and mindsets).
A registration form and the draft programme can be downloaded here:
Preliminary Programme – Pasold 2012
Registration Form Pasold 2012
2) CECS Day Conference, the King’s Manor, University of York, UK, Saturday 23 June 2012, 9.30am to 5.00pm
“Desiring Fashion: The Consumption and Dissemination of Dress 1750-1850”
Convenor: Serena Dyer
This day conference brings together academic and curatorial work on the desire to dress fashionably in the eighteenth century. From faces to feet, the fashionable men and women of the eighteenth century strove to achieve aesthetic perfection. This series of papers explores the process of fashion dissemination, production and consumption which enabled the fulfilment of these desires, and how this related to the concepts of desire, gender and beauty. The papers to be presented cover subjects such as cosmetics and beauty, fashion plates, silk manufacture and the relationship between dressmaker and client. A small exhibition of fashion plates and accessories from the period will accompany the conference.
Aileen Ribeiro (Courtauld) – ‘Desiring Beauty: women and cosmetics in the eighteenth century’
Elisabeth Gernerd (Edinburgh) – ‘Pulled Tight and Gleaming: The Stocking’s Position within Eighteenth-Century British Masculinity’
Lesley Miller (V&A) – ‘Material marketing: how Lyonnais manufacturers sold their silks in the 18th century’
Hilary Davidson (Museum of London) – ‘Recreating Jane Austen’s Pelisse-Coat’
Catherine Flood (V&A) – ‘Fashion in Print and the Pleasures of Picturing Modern life: fashion plates and fashion satires’
Serena Dyer (York) – ‘A Beautiful Bargain: Lady Sabine Winn’s relationship with fashion’
How to register
The registration fee is £12.00. This includes a simple sandwich lunch, tea and coffee. Registration is now available via our online store: http://store.york.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=303&modid=1&compid=1
Members of the University of York : Registration is free, but please email email@example.com to register. Lunch (optional) is £5.00.
3) Conference “Global Commodities, The Material Culture of Early Modern Connections, 1400-1800”, Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick, 12-14 December 2012
Call for Papers (deadline – 1 June 2012)
This conference seeks to explore how our understanding of early modern global connections changes if we consider the role material culture played in shaping such connections. In what ways did material objects participate in the development of the multiple processes often referred to as ‘globalisation’? How did objects contribute to the construction of such notions as hybridism and cosmopolitanism? What was their role in trade and migration, gifts and diplomacy, encounters and conflict? What kind of geographies did they create in the early modern world? What was their cultural value vis-à-vis their economic value? In short, we seek to explore the ways in which commodities and connections intersected in the early modern world.
Papers should be no more than twenty minutes long. Where possible we welcome proposals for sessions of three or four papers. To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract of the proposed paper, together with a one page CV, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Global History and Culture Centre, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.
The closing date for proposals is 1 June 2012. Successful candidates will be notified by the 1 July 2012.
The Call for papers can be downloaded here.