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


a conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information

fashion now and thenCall for Presentations: Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode
Proposal Due Date: June 10, 2013

Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode
LIM College, New York, NY
Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the third annual 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.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College's major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consist of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organize, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now and Then conference or to view information about previous conferences:

Fashion: Now & Then (LIM College) www.limcollege.edu/fashionnowandthen
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/

Contact: Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu



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