ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums, meetings

  • Paris (F): 2017 - 2018: 6 Novembre 2017 until - 28 mai 2018
    HISTOIRE DES USAGES VESTIMENTAIRES EN EUROPE de l’Antiquité romaine à nos jours : A l’ENS, 45, rue d’ULM. 75005 Paris
    de 19h à 20h30 ( Attention changements de salles durant le cycle )
    Inscription obligatoire au +33 (0)1 48 75 13 16 /
    Kontakt : - Tél. : +33 (0)1 48 75 13 16
    Programme detaillée::
    Cette Histoire comparée des normes vestimentaires dans les différentes parties de l’Europe siècle après siècle, abordera les spécificités du vêtement civil dans les principales aires géo culturelles du continent européen depuis l’habillement à Rome sous l’Empire jusqu’à l’habillement dominant en Europe à l’orée du XXI siècle. Elle tentera de mettre en évidence les caractéristiques du vêtement propres à chaque époque, elle s’intéressera aux transformations majeures intervenues au fil du temps et à leurs causes, à l’économie du vêtement, à ses modes de diffusion à travers l’espace européen, et tentera de percevoir ce que le vêtement nous dit des modes de vie, des moeurs et des valeurs des sociétés qui l’ont porté. Ce cycle ouvre le triptyque sur l’histoire culturelle de l’Europe que l’Association des Historiens vous invite à suivre: l’histoire de l’habitat puis l’histoire des pratiques alimentaires lui succèderont.
  • Paris (F): 2017 - 2018: 16 Novembre 2017 until - 17 mai 2018
    Séminaire organisé par Anne Monjaret, ethnologue, sociologue, IIAC-LAHIC, CNRS, EHESS, Présidente de la SEF, et Kristell Blache-Comte, anthropologue, IIAC-LAHIC, C
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  • 5 to 7 April 2018 Association for Art History. 2018 Annual Conference, London, Courtauld Institute of Art and King's College London,
    The Weaver’s Workshop: Materiality, craft and efficacies in the art of tapestry. Tapestry is a complex and expensive medium. From the Middle Ages production of tapestry incorporated a complicated and costly manufacturing process that involved diverse media (drawing and weaving), and which therefore required multi-professional teams of artists, both local and international, to endow these artefacts with a variety of motifs in elaborate compositions.
    This session will investigate specific aspects of tapestry, both as an artwork and as a high-end product of industrial production via discussion that is interdisciplinary in its look out.
    We invite papers that consider the development and innovations in tapestry production arising from changes in technology and in aesthetic taste, such as, for example, colour treatment.
    We are also interested in the question of how such alterations impacted on the function of tapestries, whether they were the cause of the declining interest in and status of tapestry as art in industrial revolution, and how we can explain tapestry’s revival in Modernism.
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  • 12 April 2018 Textile and Place Conference 2018
    The conference hosted by Manchester School of Art and the Whitworth draws upon Manchester past histories and contemporary associations with textile linked to place.
    Textile as a socially dynamic, communicative and active material offers a rich seam of enquiry into how textile participates and influences how we live. This conference seeks to examine how textiles connects with the idea of place in its histories, its production, sustainable future ecologies and in its narratives of migration, sociability and politics.
    Textiles as materials are deeply linked to certain places, with associated specialist skills. They signify the nature of cultural identity, particularly relevant in the current socio-economic, political and global developments with Beyond Borders, an exhibition on South Asian textiles on at the Whitworth, providing context to this discussion.
    Manchester Art School - Manchester , Great Britain
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  • 5 May 2018 Passing: Fashion in American Cities - London (UK) - Courtald Institute of Art, Somerset House - London - Großbritannien
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  • 10 to 13 May 2018 Netzwerk Mode Textil: Jahresmitgliederversammlung 2018 in Krefeld
    Es wird wieder ein vielseitiges und spannendes Rahmenprogramm geben. Weitere Angaben folgen (siehe Newsletter und Website).
  • 17 to 19 May 2018 Fashion and Clothing in European Museums: Collection, Research, Exhibition - The Museum of Alsace, Strasbourg/Haguenau, France
    This interdisciplinary international conference 'Fashion and dress collection, exhibition and research in small and medium sized museums in Europe' will focus on the challenges and potentials that lie within museums considered small or medium sized in their national museum contexts. These museums often have to cater to a diverse range of interests including their public, regional and local authorities, state interests in national heritage issues, as well as academic concerns.
    The conference will be devoted to an account of the discussion of the recent revitalisation of dress and textile collections in the museums of Strasbourg, Haguenau, Bouxwiller and several others. This conference will then, over the next two days go on to probe the functions of museums of art, industry, fashion, ethnography and history which have collections of textiles and dress - whether these form their entire collections or just elements within them. The heritage that these museums carry relative to their size, their spheres of influence and their collecting policies, is often unique and very different from that of our larger museum institutions, raising specific issues which lie at the heart of debates which will be developed at this conference.
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  • 4 to 6 June 2018 The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018
    Today's globalized concept of cultural heritage is often understood as a product of European modernity with its 19th-century emergence of territorially fixed nation-states and collective identity constructions. Within the theoretical overlap of the disciplines of history (of art), archaeology and architecture cultural properties and built monuments were identified and embedded into gradually institutionalized protection systems. In the colonial context up to the mid-20th century this specific conception of cultural heritage was transferred to non-European contexts, internationalized in the following decades after the WWII and taken as universal.
    Postcolonial, postmodern and ethnically pluralistic viewpoints did rightly question the supposed prerogative of a European Leitkultur. Only rather recently did critical heritage studies engage with the conflicting implications of progressively globalized standards of cultural heritage being applied in very local, non-European and so-called 'traditional' contexts. However, in order to bridge what academia often tends to essentialize as a 'Western' and 'non-Western' divide of opposing heritage conceptions, a more balanced viewpoint is also needed in order to update the conceptual foundations of what 'cultural heritage of/in Europe' means today.
    Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)
    Paris, France - Infos >
  • 10 June 2018 10th Anniversary of Student Day Programming and Student/EMP* Sunday in Utrecht, NL
    conference in Utrecht, NL.  This year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Student Day Programming!  The series was inaugurated in Santiago, Chile, in 2008.  Since then, we have presented Student Day programs in Belgrade, Serbia, 2011; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013; Athens, Greece, 2014; Toronto, Canada, 2015; and Milan, Italy, 2016.
    This year’s program will be presented on Sunday, June 10, the same day as our evening registration.  Participation does not require an extra hotel night, depending on your travel arrangements.  See for details of the week’s events.
    The planning committee invites ICOM-CC members to present a power point, give a hands-on demonstration, or organize a panel discussion based on the conference   theme “Innovation and Fashion” or a presentation inspired by your own specialty costume subject.  Our target audience is college and university students and *EMPs (Emerging Professionals).  The format will be ½ day or a full day, depending on the number of volunteer presenters.
    This year’s planning committee includes Vicki Berger, Rebecca Akins, Ninke Bloemberg, Lotte van Schellen, and Catherine Regout.
    Please reply to Vicki Berger and Rebecca Akins simultaneously by February 15, 2018.
  • 13 to 16 June 2018 Women's Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918 - 2018)
    After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment "from the spoon to the city", and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design. Though the scope of the project is European, the scholarly and professionals communities are invited to submit papers related not only to Europe’sgeographical framework but also its transcontinental aspects. The main purpose of the MoMoWo Symposium is to map the general state of research about tangible and intangible cultural heritage created by women in 100 years, in order to give a new impetus to broaden studies in Europe and beyond. MoMoWo’s Scientific Committee defined seven main topics in order to achieve a thematic balance able to provide an extensive oversight of the academic researches and professional experiences.
    Campus Lingotto - Turin, Italy -Infos >
  • 14 to 16 June 2018 Designästhetik: Theorie und soziale Praxis
    Die Tagung intendiert einen theoretischen wie praktischen Rahmen zu entwickeln und Indikatoren für die Leistungen einer "Designästhetik" zu diskutieren, mit der sich Design als kontextabhängiges und komplexes Verfahren von Codierungen beschreiben lässt. Das bedeutet, dass die Tagung im Allgemeinen einen genuin theoretischen Blick in die Designforschung einführen möchte, der beispielhaft zu belegen und zu veranschaulichen vermag, wie Design durch Medien und deren Ästhetiken gemacht, verwendet, erhalten und auch verworfen wird. Die Tagung will u.a. Studierende und Promovierende aus den gestalterischen Fächern mit solchen aus der Kulturwissenschaft, den Philologien und der Philosophie zusammenführen, um ihnen die Möglichkeit zu eröffnen eigene Forschungsprojekte zu erproben, vorzustellen und interdisziplinär zu reüssieren. Eine Publikation der Beiträge in der Reihe "Medien- und Gestaltungsästhetik" (transcript) ist vorgesehen.
    Veranstalter/Ort: Arp-Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck - Remagen, Germany
    Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Stefan Neuhaus (Universität Koblenz-Landau):
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Ruf (Hochschule Furtwangen): - Infos >ästhetik-theorie-und-soziale-praxis-remagen-31032017
  • 26 to 27 June 2018 Session Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts , Yale University and Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University , New York, USA
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    This interdisciplinary panel explores ways in which elite women wielded power through the active fusion of politics and art. Domestic and other private spaces often provided fertile ground for the cultivation of wide-ranging artistic production. In these spaces, women made decisions that both mirrored and diverged from the (often public) actions of their male contemporaries.
    - A second theme strand centres on the relationship of Art Nouveau works and artists with politics,
    - while the third strand explores the importance of drug use and/or attitudes towards sex in Art Nouveau artists.
    - A final section on research and doctoral theses in progress completes the programme.
  • 27 to 30 June 2018 Art Nouveau - 3rd coupeDefouet
    University of Barcelona
    & Barcelona City Council , Barcelona, Spain,
    In this third edition of the coupDefouet Congress, the main thematic strand proposes to look into new perspectives on Art Nouveau heritage of cities by means of cinematographic language.
  • 9 to 12 July 2018 Visual Representation of Empresses and Queens from the 17th Century till today, University of Winchester United Kingdom
    In our panel we aim to take a closer look at the visual representation of empresses and queens. While Marion Romberg (Vienna) concentrates on the 17th century, Christine Engelke (Munich) puts emphasis on contemporary images. In order to give a complete overview of the modern art history, we are interested in studies that deal with female monarchs in the 19th century.
    The questions we would like to focus on are: How did their public image look like? Did it differ from the visual representation of the male ruler?
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  • June to July 2018 Registration is already open for the 11th International Shibori Symposium organized in Japan (June-July 2018) by the World Shibori Network. The Symposium spans three regions of Japan, connecting the contemporary art and fashion hub of Tokio, traditional shibori and design centers in Nagoya, and rural folk traditions in Yamagata and Yonezawa, exploring their shared legacies of craft and local industry: safflower, indigo, shibori. +info:
  • 1st September to 20 October 2018 Contextile 2018 is the 4th Edition of this Contemporary Textile Art Biennial. The program takes place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from 1st September to 20th October 2018. The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed of 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury who will also award an Acquisition Prize and Honourable Mentions at the biennial’s opening. Deadline for applications: 25th February 2018. info:
    Contextile 2018 will host two artistic residencies to happen between 15th June and 28th July 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal. The techniques used must be Jacquard, Printing and/or Guimaräes embroidery.The proposals should have as reference the 2018 Biennial's thematic concept (In)Organic. Deadline for applications: 12th February 2018. +info:
  • from 7 September 2018 Textile Art of Today 2018 is the fifth edition of this international art project that aims to show contemporary professional textile art and its latest trends. It also includes a category of student’s art works of art schools. The show will open on 7th September 2018 at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava (SK) and will later tour through four Central European countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary).  Deadline for applications: 16th April 2018. info:  
  • 26 October 2018 Dress and War: Clothing and Textiles at Home and Abroad During the First World, War Era, 1910 - 1920, The Association of Dress Historians (ADH), London , United Kingdom
    The Association of Dress Historians will observe the centenary of the end of the First World War by hosting an international conference that explores clothing and textiles at home and abroad during the First World War Era, 1910–1920. >
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  • 26 to 28 October 2018 Volkmann-Treffen 2018 will take place in Berlin in collaboration with the Museum of Islamic Art. The Treffen will begin on Friday evening of two new furnished Carpe Galleries.
    It will continue with lectures on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday 28th in the lecture hall of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Matthäikirchplatz 4-6 in 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten. Dietlinde und Christian Erber cordially invite you.
    Ingenieurbüro für Baustatik, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Erber,
    Schmied-Kochel-Str. 13, 81371 München, Deutschland
    Telefon:  089 / 76 73 63 - 60, Fax:      089 / 76 73 63 - 63 -
  • 14 to 18 November 2018 The sixth edition of Costume Colloquium dedicated to Textiles in Fashion – Creativity in Context will be held in Florence, Italy 14-18 November, 2018. The Advisory Committee is seeking new and unpublished papers for the Costume Colloquium VI: Textiles in Fashion – Creativity in Context conference.  As with all the previous Costume Colloquium conferences, presentations can be made on material of a theoretical and/or practical nature. Not only informative, but also inventive and creative presentations are welcome.
    Deadlines: June 14th 2017 –
    extended to July 30 2017: Abstract submission deadline. Your proposal abstract and brief autobiography must be received via email no later than midnight Italian local time.
    Please follow the instructions on the website.
    For further inquiries please contact:

  Past meetings (see also archive):
  • 9 to 10 March 2018 Tagung: Ein Universum voller Muster. Musterbücher im industriellen Kontext des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts
    Gemeinsam mit der Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst plant das Textilmuseum St. Gallen am 9. und 10. März 2018 eine Tagung, der ausgewählte Facetten des Themas des textilen Musterbuchs im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert ins Zentrum stellt. Bestände dieser Art bringen Chancen und Herausforderungen mit sich, die im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung beleuchtet werden sollen. Das Textilmuseum St. Gallen selbst besitzt schweizweit eine der beeindruckendsten Sammlungen dieser wichtigen Dokumente.
    Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Schweiz und Hochschule Luzern - Infos >
  • 7 March 2018 SLOW FASHION. Chancen und Hemmnisse für mehr Nachhaltigkeit in Kleidungspro-duktion und -konsum
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    Hochschule Hannover, Fakultät III – Abt. Design und Medien, Expo Plaza 2, Hörsaal 2A. -1.24
    Im Rahmen des Projekts Slow Fashion: Gestalterische, technische und ökonomische Innovationen für massenmarkttaugliche nachhaltige Angebote im Bedarfsfeld 'Bekleidung' wurde untersucht, ob und wie gestalterische, technische, ökonomische und soziale Innovationen dazu beitragen können, die Nutzungsphase von Kleidung zu verlängern und einen nachhaltigen Kleidungskonsum zu fördern. Betrachtet wurden Innovationspotenziale und mögliche Hemmnisse für ihre Realisierung entlang der gesamten textilen Kette vom Design über Textil- und Kleidungsproduktion bis zum Handel, unter Einschluss neuer Geschäftsmodelle.
  • 2 to 3 March 2018 Object Biographies
    Artefacta, The Finnish Network for Artefac Studies, Finnish Antiquarian Society - Nordic Association of Conservators in Finland
    Object biographies have been understood in both highly concrete terms as the history of relocating artefacts and retracing their physical changes and as abstract models or metaphors for outlining relationships between people and their environment. When considering objects and material culture, object biography or life-span has become a concept encompassing a broad, multidisciplinary and diffuse field of research. The history, evolution and uses of this term have varied and have been of wide scope. The term has come to bridge various disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, art history, conservation studies, craft studies, ethnology, history, museology, the natural sciences and sociology.
    Helsinki , Finland - Infos >
  • 21 to 23 February 2018 106th College Art Association Annual Conference - Los Angeles
    American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith.
    Art College Association - Los Angeles Convention Center , USA
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  • 10 to 16 February 2018 Fingerspitzengefühl, LMU München, Deutschland, Der Workshop untersucht die Bedeutung des Fingerspitzengefühls im Bereich der Künste sowie der Wissenschaft. Für die bildenden Künste soll etwa nach der Rolle gefragt werden, die ihm beim Machen von und im Umgang mit Kunstwerken zufällt. Wie wurde über das Fingerspitzengefühl in der Kunsttheorie reflektiert und inwiefern kamen hier wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen zum Tragen? Welcher Anteil fällt dem Fingerspitzengefühl in künstlerischen Erkenntnisprozessen zu? Mit diesen Fragen thematisiert die Tagung sowohl das ästhetische Potential des taktilen Sensoriums als auch die Rolle der Hand in experimentell-kreativen Prozessen.
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  • 14 to 17 February 2018 Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik -
    Veranstalter/Ort : Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Offenbach (D)
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    Der X. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik widmet sich daher einer Neukartierung der Ästhetik, die es nun nicht mehr allein als philosophische Teildisziplin, sondern überdies als ein interdisziplinär verfasstes Forschungsfeld in den Blick zu nehmen gilt.
    Die Ästhetik steht heute vor besonderen Herausforderungen, denn die Grenzen des Ästhetischen scheinen sich zunehmend aufzulösen. Davon zeugt die kunstkritische Rede von der „Entgrenzung der Kunst und der Künste“.
  • Circulating Crafts - 24 January 2018 Paris France
    21 February 2018 Los Angeles (USA)
    Circulation and imitation of cultural products are key factors in shaping the material world – as well as identities. Many objects or techniques that came to be seen as local, authentic, and typical are in fact entangled in complex transnational narratives tied to a history of imperialism, and the commercial phenomenon of supply and demand. In the 17th and 18th centuries, artists and craftspeople in Europe appropriated foreign techniques such as porcelain, textiles, or lacquers that eventually shaped local European identities. During the 19th century, Western consumers looked for genuine goods produced outside of industry, and the demand of Bourgeois tourism created a new market of authentic souvenirs and forgeries alike. Furthermore, the 20th century saw the (re)-emergence of local "Schools" of art and crafts as responses to political changes, anthropological research, and/or tourist demand. This multi-parts conference will explore how technical knowledge, immaterial desires, and political agendas impacted the production and consumption of visual and material culture in different times and places. A new scrutiny of this back and forth between demanders and suppliers will allow us to map anew a multidirectional market for cultural goods in which the source countries could be positioned at the center.
    Yaëlle Biro, Metropolitan Museum of Art;
    Noémie Étienne, Bern Universität (Visiting Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    Paris, Los Angeles - France/USA - Infos >
  • 26 January 2018 Bodily Scenography: The body in 20th-century stage design
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  • 7-14 January 2018. (11 August 2017) Designing Traditions Biennial V: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection. Rhode Island School of Design Museum. 20 North Main St.Providence RI 02903.Tel. +1 401-454-6500
  • 26 January 2018 Bodily Scenography: The body in 20th-century stage design
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Last revised 18 March 2018 For further information contact Anne Wanner