Call for Proposals - 2015 Fashion Now and Then Conference

Call for Presentations
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference, a three-day event (Oct. 22-24, 2015) during which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and the global reach of the fashion industry. 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 year’s Fashion: Now & Then conference is Passé, Presente, 未来. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and the global reach of the fashion industry have evolved through time and 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.

Call for Poster Sessions
We invite proposals for an organized poster session for the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 conference. Organized poster sessions will consist of six posters organized around this year’s conference theme, with all of the presenters invited by the organizer. Organized poster sessions will be scheduled for Friday, October 23rfrom 5:45-6:30 p.m.

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 paper or 15-minute presentations including keywords (<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.

Proposal Due Date: June 8, 2015
Notification of proposal and poster session acceptance will occur Monday, June 22.
At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.

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

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 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 conferences: Fashion: Now & Then blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College.