Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

[reposted from COLLIB-L]

Call for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

Proposal Due Date: June 10, 2013

Conference at LIM College, New York, NY – Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

www.limcollege.edu/fashionnowandthen

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the third annual conference Fashion: Now & Then, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information.  Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this Fashion: Now & Then conference is Meaning, Media, and Mode and will include presentations about fashion and information. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, rare books, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, librarians, patrons, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, trend reporting, demographics & psychographics, and ephemera.

Presentation Proposals and Notification: Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentation (<500 words). Email the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu . Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment.  The proposal due date is due June 10, 2013. Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Thursday, June 20, 2013.

For more information, visit www.limcollege.edu/fashionnowandthen

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