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Fashion: Now & Then Conference — Call for Presentation Proposals

Fashion: Now & Then logoWhen: Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Where: LIM College, Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th Street)
Proposal Submission Due Date: Monday, June 4
Date of Notification: Monday, June 25


The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is accepting proposals for participation in LIM College’s eighth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference.

The theme for this year’s Conference is “Fashion and Culture,” and the three-day event will allow participants to discuss the past, present and future uses of fashion information as it relates to culture. To include a broad range of expertise, participants will be drawn from libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, museums and the fashion industry.

We look forward to receiving proposals for 15-minute presentations or hourlong panels that will examine the current and evolving relationship between fashion and culture:

  • 15-minute presentations can be presented by an individual or a pair and will be grouped into sessions by the Conference organizer.
  • Panel presentations should include 2-4 speakers addressing a common topic and will be scheduled as a session. Those submitting panel presentation proposals must have secured commitment from all participants.

Topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, libraries, special collections, museums, ephemera, fashion history, fashion studies, fashion forecasting, fashion analytics, magazines, music, media, data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, photography, preservation, product development, rare books, retail, social media, street style, textiles and trend reporting.

To confirm participation, presenters should register for the Conference, at a discounted rate, by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Submission Proposal Form: https://goo.gl/forms/taTIhkOBFmTyb6Lt2

For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference, or to view information about previous Conferences, visit the Fashion: Now & Then webpage.

For any questions, please contact Lauren Gavin, Technical Services/Reference Librarian at lauren.gavin@limcollege.edu.