ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums, meetings

  • 2 to 3 March 2017 InSZENiErungen in Szenen, Berlin, Veranstalter Projektleitung „Techniken jugendlicher Bricolage“, Archiv der Jugendkulturen e.V. Berlin.
    Tim Böder
    ( ), Dr. Almut Sülzle ( ), Dr. Christiane Wehr ( )
  • 10 and 11 March 2017 Tagung: Mode - Zwischen Ewigkeit und Flüchtigkeit - Linz/ Salzburg (A) - Fachbereich Kunstwissenschaft der Katholischen Privat-Universität Linz und Mozarteum Salzburg - Ziel der Tagung ist es das aktuelle Empfinden einer Krise des Modesystems unter dem Aspekt des Verhältnisses von Mode und Zeitlichkeit zu befragen. Wie haben sich unter diesem Fokus die Funktionsweisen im System der Mode geändert, gewandelt und welche Strategien werden heute von seinen Protagonisten aus welchen (ökonomischen Motivationen angewandt?
  • 23 to 26 March 2017 Fashioning the Unconventional Victorian: Conduct, Costume, Coiffure, Baltimore (USA)- contact: -
    This panel examines how fashion – original, unusual, peculiar, or even outlandish – preoccupied the Victorian cultural imagination. Papers might investigate eccentric fashion’s role in specific genres; its portrayal in the Victorian periodic press, advertising, or conduct manuals; the bachelor girl’s or the dandy’s nonconformity in attire; dress as gender or status markers; how costume determines, camouflages, or liberates; the fin-de-siècle aesthete’s couture; ways the outré became a normatively modish for the middle-class Victorian consumer.
  • 24 to 25 March 2017 New Perspectives on Parisian Haute Couture, from 1850 until today
    This conference is organized by the Institut National de l’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the Seminar on Dress History (“Histoire de la mode”) at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (IHTP-CNRS).
    This conference seeks to reassess the history of Haute Couture by taking into consideration its inherent contradictions: the tensions between couture as both commerce and art; couture’s relationship with ready-to-wear and mass produced clothing; and contemporary questions relating to industrialization, “fast fashion,” and the impact of the digital on the artisanal.
  • 31 March 2017 Call for Papers: Textile Erwerbungen und Sammlungsstrategien europäischer Museen in der NS-Zeit - 7 to 8 September 2017 - Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld (D, Deutsches Textilmuseums Krefeld, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Mail: - Tel.: +49-(0)2151-9469450 - Vortragsvorschläge mit Abstracts (ca. 800 Zeichen) richten Sie bitte bis zum 31. März 2017 an: Dr. Annette Paetz gen. Schieck, Direktorin des Deutschen Textilmuseums Krefeld. Information
  • 20 to 21 April 2017 Konferenz: Realms of Royalty: new Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies - International Graduate Centre for the Study of Cultures (GCSC), Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, D-35394 Gießen (D) - In this course of two day interdisciplinary and international conference, attempts will be made to go beyond historical perspectives and to explain, evaluate and make sense of the cultural phenomena that contemporary monarchies confront us with.
  • 10 to 12 May 2017 Culture Costume and Dress - Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD -
    Through presentations, posters, panel discussions and performance, the conference will consider the many aspects of costume and dress, exploring their inter-connections and reflecting on their significance. It will include an exhibition of costume and other artefacts that articulate the conference themes.
  • 11 to 14 May 2017 Past, Present, and Future of Luxury, Toronto (CDN)
    Deadline CfP: 15.03.2016 - Nouveau Reach. Past, Present, and Future of Luxury brings together leading thinkers in luxury studies and industry to explore the future of luxury in the Canadian and global contexts.
  • 25 to 28 May 2017 9. Jahresmitgliederversammlung (JMV) vom netzwerk mode textil e.V., Berlin, Tagungsort: Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Dahlem
    Katrin Lindemann und Gundula Wolter haben gemeinsam mit Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow vom Museum Europäischer Kulturen in den letzten Monaten sehr gewirbelt und bereiten ein spannendes Rahmenprogramm für unsere Jahresmitgliederversammlung in vor. Noch stehen nicht alle Programmpunkte en detail fest.
    Was Sie aber unbedingt sofort in Angriff nehmen sollten, ist die Buchung einer Unterkunft (bei Unsicherheit mit kurzfristiger Stornierungsmöglichkeit buchen). ACHTUNG: Die Deadline für unsere Hotelkontingente läuft
    zwischen dem 15.1. und 1.2. 2017 aus!!!
  • 26 June to 29 June 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting of ICOM Costume Copmmittee will be held in London, England, from 26 – 29 June, 2017 at the London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G 0BJ.
    Registration for the meeting should be done through brownpapertickets as we did for the Milan Triennial. The
    registration fee is 100 GBP/115 Euros/120 USD and should be paid by 1 June 2017. The access url is You can also go to the brownpapertickets site this way: <>
    Registration through brownpapertickets will be available from 2 December 2016. As with the other meetings, subventions are available to members. Please see the application information on page 7 of the September 2016 Newsletter or on the Costume Committee Website
    The theme of the meeting is "The Narrative Power of Clothes." and we would like to have the abstracts submitted
    by 15 February 2017. We are looking at this theme very broadly, so it could be as much about the conservation story behind a garment, or the planning of an exhibition, as the story of one individual object.  It might provide a nice echo of Orhan Pamuk's call to concentrate on small and personal stories made in his speech at the Milan meeting. Some of you who had prepared papers for Bangkok may find this a suitable theme, while others may wish to save those presentations for an Asian meeting such as the Kyoto Triennial in 2019.
    Please send the abstracts to me at by 15 February 2017.
  • 28 June to 30 June 2017 8 th Annual International Conference, We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture to send a 150 word abstract and 100 word bio by March 31, 2017.
    Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
    The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.
    Vishna Collins:
    For Conference information
  • 30 June to 2 July 2017 Writing Fashion - Costume Society, Celebrating 50 years of the Costume Society Journal and 50 years of Symposia.
    Our 2017
    Conference takes place at the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square – a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of Bloomsbury with a Friday afternoon visit to the
    British Library and dinner on Saturday evening at the 5* Grange Holborn Hotel.
    Lectures on Saturday and Sunday
    will take place
    in the inspirational Lecture Hall at the AWG where portraits of past masters line the walls.
    On Friday afternoon exclusive access will be given to the British Library’s collection of fashion books; pattern books and magazines and your visit will co-incide with
    the temporary exhibition marking 100 years of the Russian Revolution.
    A further event will be announced with the British Library in the Autumn.
    website of the Costume Society for more details
  • 22 June to 23 July 2017 As of 2017 the international association ETN (European Textile Network) will relocate its headquarters to Haslach. The next summer symposium will be held from 16 to 18 July 2017. The next Weavers' Market will be held 22/23 July 2017. Weekend courses will continue without a break.
  • 16 to 28 July 2017 Verein Textile Kultur Haslach: Kursprogramm für Sommer 2017
    Haslach (A) - Textile Kultur Haslach, Stahlmühle 4, A-4170 Haslach, +43 (0)7289 72300 - -
  • 7 to 8 September 2017 Textile Erwerbungen und Sammlungsstrategien europäischer Museen in der NS-Zeit - Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld (D, Deutsches Textilmuseums Krefeld, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Mail: - Tel.: +49-(0)2151-9469450 - Vortragsvorschläge mit Abstracts (ca. 800 Zeichen) richten Sie bitte bis zum 31. März 2017 an: Dr. Annette Paetz gen. Schieck, Direktorin des Deutschen Textilmuseums Krefeld. Information
  • 25 to 27 September 2017 The next General Assembly and the CIETA congress will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the State Hermitage Museum , on 25 – 27 September with excursions on 28 September, 2017. The general theme will be “Power, Rank and Status – Textiles and Representation”. The official invitation to the congress and the provisional programme will be sent to the Members in January 2017.
  • 27 October 2017 London, The Association of Dress Historians, London - Interwoven: Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries. A conference to be held at the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT . - Deadline for the Call for Papers: 15 January 2017
  • October 2017 Diversity. 7th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art. Organised by World Textile Art. Information and registration
    Deadline March 24, 2017. Proposals for twenty–minute presentations may be submitted to
  • 10 to 12 November 2017 Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham, An International Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, CA – Toronto ON M55 2C6, Tel. (+1) 416 586 8000, -
    Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2016
    During Canada’s 2017 Sesquicentennial celebrations, the Royal Ontario Museum will host an international conference to explore the material culture of textiles through the work and legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (1911-2004), internationally renowned textile scholar and member of the Order of Canada (1985).  Burnham was in the vanguard of the generation of early 20th century curators who made textiles and costume a field of valid scholarly research by finding out how and why objects are made in particular ways, what they meant when produced and what they mean to us today.
  • 16 November 2017 Study day, Aubusson, Cité internationale de la tapisserie et de l’art tissé d’Aubusson, Amphithéatre du Musée.
    Tapisserie et arts textiles.
    Représentations des gestes et processus de création du XVIIIe au XXIe siècle. Deadline for the Call for Papers:
    28 février 2017
    Organisateurs : Céline Bricault (PRAG, CELIS) et Jean-François Luneau (MCF, CHEC), Université Clermont-Auvergne

  Past meetings (see also archive):
  • 25 February 2017 New Research Conference - The Association of Dress Historians Universität of Brighton, Grand Parade: City Campus -
  • 10, 13 February 2017 Unter dem Motto „MUEXIT - Braucht das Museum die EU?“ diskutieren wir Themen der Kulturpolitik innerhalb der Europäischen Union, der Lobbyarbeit sowie der Projektfinanzierung mit EU-Fördermitteln.
    10.02.2017, 13:00 Uhr – 18:00 Uhr - 13.02.2017, 10:00 Uhr – 18:00 Uhr
    Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin Wilhelminenhofstr. 75 A - D-12459 Berlin - Oberschöneweide. - Akkreditierung / Catering: Halle B02 (gegenüber Gebäude A)
    Tagung: Alte Cafeteria im Kopfbau (Gebäude B) - Werkschau „Einblicke“
    Ihr studentisches Organisationsteam (Leitung: Prof. Dr. Oliver Rump)
  • 6 February 2017 Black Fashion Designers Symposium - The Museum at FIT - Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, First Floor
    227 W 27 St, Room E-301, New York, NY 10001
    Black Fashion Designers is the seventeenth fashion symposium organized by the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and will take place during Black History Month on February 6, 2017. The symposium is scheduled in conjunction with The Museum at FITs exhibition of the same title.
  • 3 February 2017 The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin, Environment , Royal College of Art, London, UK
    Clothing and dress are often interpreted as forms of literal, metaphorical or psychic protection; from a suit of armour, to a hockey player’s padding, a heavy wool coat, to a businessperson’s suit. The symposium seeks to ask what does clothing as protection mean in the context of contemporary society.
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology and
    Gender Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 26 January 2017 Symposium: Bodily Scenography: The body in 20th-century stage design - Loughborough University, weitere Infos:
    This one-day symposium will explore the interplay between stage design and the role and significance of the body. A core aim of this symposium is to help establish a network of academics, professionals, and practitioners united by an interest in scenography and the body.
  • meeting cancelled 8 to 13 January 2017 The second International QSMT Costume and textile symposium, Inside-Out/Outside-In: Clothing, Cloth, and the Meeting of Cultures, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok, General conference information will be available online at by June 1.
    Prior to that you may indicate your interest in being notified when the site goes live by sending your contact information to either Melissa Leventon at or Dale Gluckman at (you may also direct questions to either address).

Last revised 26 February 2017 For further information contact Anne Wanner