Thursday, April 10, 2014

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

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Thursday, October 23 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
LIM College, New York City, NY
Call for Presentations
Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Proposal Due Date: June 9, 2014
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology 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 From Antiquity to Visionary. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion has 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.
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 the LIM College Maxwell Hall (216 E. 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).
About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with tracks in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for 75 years.
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 & Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences:
Fashion: Now & Then Website:
Fashion: Now & Then Blog:
LIM College Website:

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


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