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Call for Presentations: 2014 Fashion: Now & Then Conference - From Antiquity to Visionary

fashion now and then logo imageThe Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference, a three-day event in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology in fashion. This year's conference will be held October 23-25. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

This year’s theme is "From Antiquity to Visionary." We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion have evolved through time and how they will continue to evolve in the future.

Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, collectors, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, librarians, libraries, magazines, mapping & data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author(s) and an abstract of the 15-minute paper or presentations (<500 words). Email the proposal to 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 Monday, June 9, 2014. Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Monday, June 23, 2014.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.

The event will take place in LIM College's Maxwell Hall building (216 East 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and The Townhouse (12 East 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

About the LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library and the LIM College 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 consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

Additional Information and Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then conferences, visit the Fashion: Now & Then Blog

If you have questions, please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at 212.752.1530 ext. 260 or