ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums, meetings

If you are interested in the workshops scheduled for the next weeks or months, please check the websites below. These ETN members organize international workshops on a regular basis. (If this is also your case, please, contact us to be included in the next mailings).

- Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. American Tapestry Alliance ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to this exhibition. 
Deadline : October 15, 2018. + info
- LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 edition. In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. The shortlist of finalists will be announced in January 2019 while the winner will be announced at the exhibition of finalist works in Japan in the spring of 2019.
Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2018. +info
- 16th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, organized by the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz will take place between
October 5, 2019 and March 15, 2020. It is being called under the topic Breaching Borders and, for the first time, it will be an open international competition with the works selected by an international jury. Deadline November 30, 2018. +info
- The 8th World Textile Art WTA Biennial usually held in American countries will move to Europe in 2019. Madrid, Spain, will host the Biennial from
September 17 - November 3, 2019. The Biennial will offer five salons: Large Format Textile Art-Indoors and Outdoors, Small Format Textile Art, Photography Textile Image and Video Textile Art. Deadline for applications:  March 24, 2019. +info

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Meetings in 2019:

  • 21. November 2019 Treffen zum Thema „Historische Textilien in Forschung,  Restaurierung und Sammlungen“.  Äußerer Anlass ist die Eröffnung der Ausstellung „History in Fashion,
    GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
    Johannisplatz 5–11,D- 04103 Leipzig,
    Kuratorin Textilsammlungen, im Auftrag der Stadt Leipzig, Dr. Stefanie Seeberg.
    Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Sonntag und Feiertage 10–18 Uhr, montags geschlossen
    Sehr geehrte, liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
    ich möchte Sie und Euch am 21. November 2019 zu einem Treffen zum Thema „Historische Textilien in Forschung,  Restaurierung und Sammlungen“ einladen.  Äußerer Anlass ist die Eröffnung der Ausstellung „History in Fashion, 1500 Jahre Stickerei in Mode“ am 20. November, zu der ich Sie und Euch selbstverständlich ebenfalls herzlich einlade. Das Treffen soll vor allem dazu dienen, das Netzwerk zwischen KunsthistorikerInnen  und RestauratorInnen, die mit und über historische Textilien arbeiten, in der Region auch über die Grenzen der Bundesländer hinweg zu stärken und Gelegenheit für Diskussion und Austausch zu aktuellen Themen zu bieten. Themenvorschläge (auch für zukünftigen Austausch) sind herzlich willkommen. Der Tagesablauf, der vor allem Raum für Gespräche bieten soll, ist als Anhang beigefügt. Veranstaltungsort ist das GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vortragsraum der Bibliothek.  Bitte leiten Sie/bitte leitet die Einladung an Kolleginnen und Kollegen weiter, die bei der etwas kurzfristigen Zusammenstellung des Verteilers versehentlich nicht aufgenommen wurden. Aus organisatorischen Gründen bitte ich um eine kurze Anmeldung unter  Herzliche Grüße, Stefanie Seeberg
  • 21, 22 November 2019 NAMES IN THE SHADOW II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion, Design Museum of Barcelona. The working language will be Spanish.
    The Textile and Fashion Studies Group calls for the presentation of paper proposals for the II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion that, under the motto "Names in the Shadows", wants to make visible unknown authors of the textile and fashion field.
    In 2017 the I Colloquium took place with a large number of interesting papers that allowed researchers, in many cases working in isolation, to connect. In this second meeting, we want to put in value unknown authors for the first time, to bring to Textile and Fashion Studies with a new set of creators and professionals.
    Paper abstracts must bear the name of the researcher, a brief description of your professional and / or academic position (15-20 words), email, title and a summary of 500 words. This summary, in case of acceptance, will be the one that will be published in the book of abstracts.
    Send your abstract to: - Your speech must be a maximum of 20 minutes.The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019. Acceptance responses will be sent before May 30, 2019.
    Registration to the II Colloquium will be made later through the website of the History of Design Foundation
    More information: Fundación Historia del Diseño - Tel. 93513929 - Còrsega 176, Bajos-Int. - 08036 Barcelona -
  • 17 September to 3 November 2019 VIII Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporáneo WTA - 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA -
    For the year 2019 the Organization will move to Europe and Madrid (Spain) will host the 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA.
    The 8th WTA Biennial will offer five Salons for International Calls, an Invited Artists Exhibition, and an Invited Country Exhibition.
    The International Juried Salons will be shown at the following venues: Centro Art Complutense-Sala C arte C (Complutense University Madrid-UCM), Alfonso XIII Botanical Garden (UCM) and The Costume Museum.
  • 10 and 11 December 2019 Millennial Masculinity - Queers, Pimp Daddies and Lumbersexuals - Massey University, Wellington - Deadline for papers: 30.08.2019
    The sheer multiplicity of masculine identities and the reassertion of some less desirable ones, makes this area of inquiry so rich, and so necessary.
    Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breward, National Galleries of Scotland; Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts; Shaun Cole, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton; Andrew Reilly, University of Hawai.
    For more information:
    Contact, with subject title Millennial Masculinities, Vicki Karaminas (Convenor):
  • 12 to 14 February 2020 : Tagung zum Thema "Über Stoff und Stein: Knotenpunkte von Textilkunst und Epigraphik", in der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften München aufmerksam machen, organisiert von der Münchner Inschriften-Arbeitsstelle in Kooperation mit der Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg, dem Bayerischen Nationalmuseum München, der Museumsabteilung der Bayerischen Schlösserverwaltung, dem Diözesanmuseum Freising und dem Epigraphischen Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum der LMU München.
    The program of the conference will fixed and sent out in
    March 2019. In anticipation and after the conference there will be an online-forum for scientific discussion.
    For every presentation, there are 25 min of speaking time followed by 20 min of discussion. For contributors we will bear the expenses for travel, accommodation and board during the conference.
    In addition, aspects and questions of degree theses may be presented on DIN A0 posters and will be discussed.
    If you are interested in one of the two formats, please send an abstract of one page maximum and a short curriculum vitae to: before 28 of February 2019.
    Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften - Project director: Prof. Dr. Walter Koch
    Contact persons:
    Dr. Christine Steininger, Dr. Ramona Baltolu
    and Dr. Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai
    Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 - D-80539 München - Tel.: 0049/89/23031-1204
  • 11 to 15 November 2020 COSTUME COLLOQUIUM VII Fashion and Dress in Space and Place. Florence (Italy),
    The CALL FOR PAPERS for the SEVENTH edition of Costume Colloquium, entitled "Fashion and Dress in Space and Place" and scheduled for November 11-15, 2020 in Florence, Italy, is now open and accepting abstract submissions.
    The Organizing Secretariat remains at your disposal at - For more information see

Past meetings (see also archive):
  • Friday, 25 October 2019 and Saturday, 26 October 2019, The Victorian Age: A History of Dress, Textiles, and Accessories,1819–1901, to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria. The Association of Dress Historians, annual International Conference of Dress Historians at The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, England.
    Conference papers will include many aspects of dress, textiles, and accessories for womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear of many cultures or regions of the world. Please join us for this exciting conference! View our October 2019 conference programme to read all speakers’ paper abstracts, biographies, and the comprehensive schedule of concurrent panels across two full days. 
    All conference tickets include lunch, tea and networking breaks, and a wine reception each day. Conference ticket prices are as follows, per day: ADH Members (standard): £30ADH Members (full–time students): £25Non–Members: £40 ADH members and the general public are invited to purchase a Friday–only and/or a Saturday–only conference ticket. 
    Please visit our website, where you can find comprehensive information about our ADH conferences and events, Calls For Papers (CFPs), Fellowships, Awards, and Grants, as well as all published issues of The Journal of Dress History, which are freely available.
  • 26 to 27 October 2019, “Textiles from the Nile Valley” - Explorers, first collectors and traders of textiles from Egypt of the 1 st millennium AD, Katoen Natie, HeadquARTers, Van Aerdtstraat 33, B-2060 Antwerp
    For any questions do not hesitate to contact Antoine De Moor – Caecilia Fluck – Petra Linscheid – Danaë-Emilia Vermeulen - or , phone 0049-30-266425512 - - , phone 0032-32216895 , mobile: 0032-479931110
    Speakers are kindly requested to confirm their title and participation
    before 31 th August. Your
    abstracts – if not sent yet – are appreciated until then as well.
    For those of you who would like to stay in the Holiday Inn Hotel and did not contact Katoen Natie’s travel bureau yet, please contact , address: Katoen Natie, Travel, Van Aerdtstraat 33, B-2060 Antwerp, phone: 0032-3-2216823 or 0032-3-2216825 at your earliest convenience.
  • 7 to 9 October 2019 The next General Assembly and the CIETA congress will be held in Krefeld (Germany) at the Deutsches Textilmuseum from 7 to 9 October 2019, followed by an excursion day on Thursday, 10 - October.
    The general theme will be "Dyestuffs and Colours in Textiles – Materiality and Significances". CIETA Members are invited to propose papers on this theme: The invention of aniline dyestuffs in the middle of the 19 th century caused a revolutionary change in textile production and fashion, making textiles of a wide range of colors available to new groups of consumers. Until then, dyestuffs had been costly commodities, some of them traded across long distances, even from one continent to another. In the hands of an experienced dyer, the precious substances could create beautiful effects, enhancing the inherent qualities of wool, silk, linen or cotton and contributing to their absorbing or reflecting light. Work-shops or production centers could specialize in individual colors; preferences for certain colors or color schemes characterized periods and places. In subtle shades or bold statements, colored textiles were appreciated both as materials for dress and accessories, and for the furnishing of sacred and profane spaces. They could also constitute a language, indicating different levels in a hierarchy, allegiances to rulers, religious orders, political parties or sports teams, or the events in a liturgical calendar. An important element of heraldry, colors and color combinations represent families, towns or countries and also guilds, brotherhoods and other social groups. Until today, colored textiles serve as tools of communication transmitting codes and statements to an audience. In recent times, the long-term effects of the degradation of dyestuffs and mordants in textiles have proved challenging, both in the conservation of textile objects and in their appreciation by specialists and the general public.
  • 17 September to 3 November 2019 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA - Sustainable City, Madrid 2019, usually held in American countries will move to Europe in 2019. Madrid, Spain: For more information about the 8th WTA Biennial and World Textile Art Organization, visit:
    - Calendar of events: 
     - International Call:
    - Deadline for registration form: 24th March, 2019
  • 23 to 29 September 4th Symposium International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT).. Nasledie Institute. Scientific Research Institute of Archeology and Ancient History of the North Caucasus (Stavropol, Russia). Kislovodsk, Russia
    Abstract submission about 1000 words per mail to :
    until April 1, 2019 (Deadline).
    Contacts: Igor Voronin: (Russia)
    Irene Lu: ; (China)
    Working language: English
    The main theme of the symposium will be "Textiles as a historical source". The chief focus of the discussion will be the consilience in approach to understanding textiles in the historical context covering topics such as economic and technological development, trade links, diplomatic and political relations, social structure, textiles production and manufacturing, mythology, cosmology and decorative arts, etc. on the territories of the Silk Road (including Eastern Silk Road, Steppe Silk Road, and Maritime Silk Road)
    Host: International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT)
    Co-organizers: Nasledie Institute. Scientific Research Institute of Archeology and Ancient History of the North Caucasus (Stavropol, Russia)
    Co-Chairmen: Zvezdana Dode, Feng Zhao.
    - International symposium: Presentations and discussions (20 min per presentation)
    - Master Classes
    - Art Market
    - Study Tours
    Associated costs and charges:
    - Participation fee – $ 200 USD (including study tour). - Accommodation (Sanatorium «Fortress», Kislovodsk) - Cost of a single room – 70$/day; double room for one person – 50$/day;
    deluxe suite – 150$/day; suite for one – 135$/day).
    - Transportation to and from Mineralniy Vody Airport (MRV), Russia.
    - For more information, please link to: -
  • 17 and 13 September 2019 Dress under the Microscope: Contributions of Science and Technology to the Study of Early Modern Dress, Lisbon (Portugal)
    Deadline for papers: 15.06.2019
    National Museum of Theatre and Dance - & National Museum of Costume, Lisbon
    For more information:
    http://www -
    in cooperation with the TTT Network, CHAM - FCSH/NOVA, at the National Museum of Theatre and Dance & National Museum of Costume, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 16 to 18 August 2019 “Broderie d'art - Tambour Embroidery” organised by Anne Kwaspen
    3 Days at the country house "La Merveille de Méry" situated admidst the woods near the city of Liège, learning to work with the tambour hook and experimenting with beads and sequins.
    Registration:,16 hours workshop, 347 euro all-in: accomodation (shared double roomes), meals and drinks.
    Location: Rue du Gobry 4, B-4130 Méry -
  • 28 until 31 July 2019 Sommersymposium und Konferenz des Europäischen Textilnetzwerks (ETN) - Textiles Zentrum Haslach - Stahlmühle 4 - A-4170 Haslach - - Weitere Infos auf ENG >
  • 1st to 5th July 2019 Burgundian Blacks - by ROOHTS (Research on the Origins Of Historical Techniques). For more info, check out
    The Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp offers an intensive 5-day programme on black coloured art materials. Scholars with theoretical and practical expertise in historical art technology will guide you through a 5-day programme on black coloured materials. Participants will receive an introduction to reading, interpreting and evaluation of historical sources. Procedures, tools and materials are discussed while a selection of historical recipes for the manufacture of black dyes, inks and paints will be reproduced.
  • Friday, 5th July 2019 Recycling Luxury Conference - This conference intends to go beyond the common connotations attached to the concept of luxury, and challenge them. It will posit that luxury cannot be seen entirely in the light of dissipation. Rather we would like to invite contributions that explore the links between luxury and the idea of recycling i.e. the re-using, repurposing, remaking, reshaping of luxury materials and objects across time and place, hence giving more space for discussion to this understudied historical phenomenon.
    Object case studies from all fields of the fine and decorative arts are welcomed to foster conversations across disciplines.
    For all submissions please send a 300 word abstract and short biography to: - and - - Deadline: 1 March 2019
  • 23 to 24 May 2019 Workshop "Kleine Fächer - große Wirkung. Wie Museen, Archive und Universitäten erfolgreich kooperieren" - Vortragssaal im Landesmuseum Württemberg,
    Altes Schloß,
    Schillerplatz 6 , D-70173 Stuttgart - Infos
    Anmeldung bitte bis spätestens 28.04. bei
    Wie können erfolgreiche Kooperationen zwischen Museen, Archiven und Universität nachhaltig aufgebaut und fortgeführt werden? Dieser Frage widmet sich der Abschlussworkshop des Verbundprojektes "Vernetzt lernen, forschen, vermitteln", in dem über zwei Jahre lang die Landesmuseen in Baden-Württemberg mit kulturanthropologischen Instituten der Universitäten Tübingen und Freiburg sowie dem Zentrum für Populäre Kultur und Musik kooperiert haben.
  • 24 May 2019, The New Research in Dress History, The Association of Dress Historians
    National Museum of Scotland,
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
    For more information:
  • 24 May 2019, CONFERENCE: ON HISTORICAL WEAVING, Den Gamle By • Viborgvej 2 • DK-8000 Aarhus C • Denmark
    Weaving comprises of an abundance of techniques. Through centuries, weavers have created products for a range of different purposes from the mundane to the sacred as clothing, furnishing textiles, tapestries and ecclesiastical vestments.
    Weavers have made use of the inherent capacities for aesthetics in the motifs, colours and in the application of a combination of techniques, yarns from different fibers and other materials.
    This conference will focus on different aspects of weaving in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, i.e. tapestry weaving, the education of weavers, and the reintroduction of hand weaving and hand looms in Denmark.
    Programm: 10:00-10:30: Registration. Coffee/tea and croissant.
    10:30-10:45: Welcome and a short introduction to the collection of historical textiles in Den Gamle By, Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen, social anthropologist, weaving teacher and curator.
    Send your registration to Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen:
    no later than May 6, 2019.
    Price: 320 DKK. Includes lunch, two coffee breaks and free entrance to Den Gamle By.
    Payments from Denmark: 4387-10612594 or Mobile Pay 725860
    Payments from abroad: IBAN DK 19 3000 3627 456 557
    Mark your payment: Your name + Weave24.05.
    We can accommodate dietary requests as long as we are informed in advance.
  • 24 May 2019, Friday, To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria, The Association of Dress Historians will host an international conference that explores academic research into the global history of dress, textiles, and accessories during the lifetime of Queen Victoria, 1819-1901. 
    New Research in Dress History Conference, will be held at The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, the conference will feature 19 paper presentations in a single–panel format. Please support our speakers by purchasing a conference ticket here:
    all conference inquiries to - program of conference: see
    All papers at The New Research in Dress History Conference are 15 minutes in length and are followed by a Q&A session.
    conference tickets are available here:
    All conference tickets include lunch and are priced as follows:
    ADH Members (standard): £30
    ADH Members (full–time students): £25
    Non–Members (students and professionals): £40
    If you are not currently an ADH member but would like to become a member and purchase a
    ticket to the conference (at the reduced members’ rate), you are warmly encouraged to purchase both an ADH membership (£10 only) and an ADH member ticket, at the same time, on the online ticketing page.
    Conference tickets are non–refundable.
    The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) supports and promotes the study and professional practice of dress and textile history. The Association of Dress Historians is proud to support scholarship in dress and textile history through its international conferences, prizes and awards for students and researchers, the publication of The Journal of Dress History, and ADH members’ events such as curato
    rs’ tours.
  • 20 to 21 May 2019 Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty,
    Nation and Empire
    , Kensington Palace, London. Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth.
    Please send
    proposals of 400 words maximum, for papers of twenty minutes, together with a short biography of 100 words maximum, to Dr Sara Ayres . The submission deadline is 28 February 2019.
  • 22 to 24 May 2019 Siegburg close to Bonn, Germany: Stoffe lesen - Stoffe erzählen Geschichte - Kunst und Geschichte des Siegburger und europäischen Kattuns und Kattundrucks . Kontaktadresse:
    Liebers, Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 2014373
    Tagungsort: SIEGBURG
    SIEGWERK DRUCKFARBEN AG & CO. KGaA, Alfred Keller-Str. 55, 53721 Siegburg, Geb. 40
    Über folgende E-Mail-Anschrift: bitten wir um Anmeldung und um Mitteilung, ob sie an der gesamten Tagung teilnehmen werden oder nur an einzelnen Tagen. Spätestens am nächsten Tag erhalten Sie eine Bestätigung.
    Mit der Bestätigung bitten wir um entsprechende Überweisung (90 Euro regulär, 50 Euro Studierende) auf das Vereinskonto des GAV e.V. unter dem Stichwort „Tuchdrucktagung Siegburg“ (IBAN DE31370502990001012244, BIC COKSDE33XXX – KSK Köln).
    In der Teilnahmegebühr sind Pausenverpflegung sowie Mittags- bzw. Abendimbiss enthalten. Wir hoffen auf eine rege Beteiligung interessierter Fachleute aus Wissenschaft, Forschung, Museum
    sowie Praxis und würden uns freuen, Sie zu dieser Veranstaltung willkommen heißen zu dürfen.
    Die Stadt Siegburg war zwischen 1840 und dem 1. Weltkrieg Standort der Kattunfabrik Rolffs & Cie, einer Baumwolldruckerei und -färberei, die schon im 19. Jh. globale Absatzmärkte belieferte. Unser Dank geht an die Firma Siegwerk Druckfarben, die uns die Chance gibt, auf dem Areal des historischen Unternehmens unsere „Zeugdruck“-Konferenz zu veranstalten. Insbesondere Frau und Herr Keller sorgen dafür, dass sich die Teilnehmenden in angenehmer Atmosphäre den Tagungsinhalten widmen können.
  • 2 to 5 May 2019 11. Jahresmitgliederversammlung nmt, Berlin (D),
    Dieses Mal sind wir zu Gast im Lette-Verein Berlin. Der Lette-Verein ist eine Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts für schulische Berufsausbildungen sowie Träger von drei Berufsfachschulen, eine Fachschule und drei Schulen des Gesundheitswesens in Berlin.
    LETTE VEREIN BERLIN - Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts - Viktoria-Luise-Platz 610777 Berlin -
    CALL FOR PAPERS für Beiträge zum Offenen Forum der 11. Jahresmitgliederversammlung -
    Deadline: 12th of April 2019
    anlässlich unserer Jahresmitgliederversammlung wird es am Freitag, den 3., und Samstag, den 4. Mai, wieder Zeitfenster für ein Offenes Forum geben, bei dem Mitglieder sich und ihre Projekte in Form einer kurzen Präsentation vorstellen.
    Vorgesehen ist ein Zeitfenster von 10 bis 15 Minuten pro Beitrag mit anschließender Diskussion. Bitte melden Sie sich mit dem Thema Ihres Beitrages bis zum
    12. April 2019 per E-Mail bei der Organisatorin Elisabeth Hackspiel-Mikosch
    Die Mitglieder werden nach der Deadline zeitnah über die Annahme ihres Beitrags und den weiteren Ablauf informiert.
  • 16 to 18 May 2019 ZONEMODA CONFERENCE 2019: “Be cool! Aesthetic Imperatives and Social Practices” - Rimini (IT) - Department for Life Quality Studies, Palazzo Ruffi-Briolini, d'Augusto 237 - 47921 – Rimini, Italy - Website of the event >
  • 8 February to 20 March 2019 : National Museum, New Delhi, India, Baluchars : The Woven Narrative Silks of Bengal.
  • 28 of February 2019. ** see conference (12 to 14 February 2020) - at the end of this list !!!
  • 22 February 2019 Konferenz: 100 Jahre Bauhaus - Akademie der Künste - Berlin, Deutschland - - Docomomo Deutschland lädt Akteure aus Wissenschaft, Lehre und Praxis ein, die eingebunden sind in Prozesse der Erhaltung, Konservierung, Renovierung oder Transformierung von Gebäuden, Stätten und Nachbarschaften des Modern Movement, sich mit folgendem Thema zu befassen: 100 Jahre Bauhaus: Was interessiert uns heute an der Moderne?
  • 13 to 16 February 2019 : Textile Ecologies: Environmental Aesthetics and Transmaterial Dynamics of Cloth, College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, New York Hilton Midtown - 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA -

Last revised 14 November 2019 For further information contact Anne Wanner