Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reminder: Fashion: Now & Then Conference Proposals Due June 6, 2016


Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art 
October 20 - 22, 2016

LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations & Artwork
Submission Due Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Date of Notification: Monday, June 27, 2016

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the sixth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and art in fashion. 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 Fashion as Art. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and art in fashion have evolved through time and how it 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. 

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi), and short biography (200 words or less) of the presenter(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute presentation (500 words). Email the presentation 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.

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

Proposal Submission Review Committee: Nicole LaMoreaux, Lou Acierno, Rebecca Clark, Rebecca Collier, Lauren Gavin, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Nicole Kirpalani, Laurel Lueders, Elizabeth Marotta, MT Teloki.

Artwork Submissions and Notifications
Artwork submissions should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi) and short biography (200 words or less) of the artist, a short statement about the piece that includes the medium and dimensions (500 words), and a PDF or JPG of the artwork. Artwork submissions can include: photography, paintings, drawings, apparel, multi-media, sculpture, digital art, and video. We request that any 2D work is protected and ready for hanging. Email the artwork submission 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 artist of the accepted piece must register for the conference and set up the piece. The set-up and take down of the piece will be conducted by the artist along with the conference committee members. Set-up will take place on Thursday, October 20th and take down will take place on Saturday, October 22nd

Artwork Submission Review Committee: Nicole LaMoreaux, Lou Acierno, Rebecca Clark, Rebecca Collier, Lauren Gavin, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Laurel Lueders, Elizabeth Marotta, MT Teloki.

Additional Information & Contact 
If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue

Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue
Fashion Now & Then: Men's Fashion as Art
Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is currently accepting abstracts for a special focus issue on Men’s Fashion as Art.
This special issue will examine how fashion information and art in men’s fashion have evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future.
Contributions are welcome from all disciplines including: fashion studies, anthropology, art, art history, design, business, consumer studies, cultural studies, economics, gender studies, humanities, literature, marketing, psychology, queer studies, religion, sociology, and textiles.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Use of fashion information in design
• Use of fashion information in marketing
• Influential designers in menswear
• Influential pop culture icons that influenced men’s fashion
• Transgender influence on men’s fashion
• Forecasting menswear
• Museum exhibitions based on menswear
• Menswear designer archives
• Menswear street style
• Textiles used in menswear
Tentative timeline:
• Abstracts of intended paper due to guest editors 1 August 2016
• Letters of acceptance sent out 15 August 2016
• Articles due 3 January 2017
• Articles reviewed and returned to authors for revisions 30 January 2017
• Revised articles due 6 March 2017
• Issue published Fall 2017
All manuscripts will undergo peer review. Articles will be selected on their content, scholarship, and technical quality. The content must be in line with the vision of the journal in advancing scholarship on men and appearance.
All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review. Attached and at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/Intellect%20style%20guide.pdf Manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-7,000 words and use British spelling. It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights, text, and citation usage if they are included in the manuscript.
Please send submissions and queries to the guest editors Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu), Lou Acierno (lou.acierno@limcollege.edu), and Elizabeth Marotta (elizabeth.marotta@limcollege.edu).

Journal Publisher: Intellect: Publishers of Original Thinking