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  • thecostumersmanifesto
    ... From: Heather Vaughan To: Tara Maginnis ; Deidre Thieman ;
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      From: Heather Vaughan <heather.a.vaughan@...>
      To: Tara Maginnis <thecostumersmanifesto@...>; Deidre Thieman <Deidre.Thieman@...>; satalexandria@...
      Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:52 AM
      Subject: Call For Papers: "Interpreting History through Costume"

      Costume Society of America: Western Region 2012 Symposium
      "Interpreting History through Costume"
      March 17-18, 2012
      at The William S. Hart Ranch & Museum in Santa Clarita, CA
      Call for Papers
      The Western Region Symposium offers an opportunity for established Members and potential New Members to present Oral Research Papers or Research-in Progress, reports on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience.
      Possible Topics Include: Designing costume for period theatrical or dance performances, films or television shows; Comparisons between recreated garments, or garments designed for performance, with actual historic garments; The importance of costume in the understanding of social, political & world history; How costumed docents enhance the understanding of museum collections & the visitor experience; Use of costume in non-costume exhibitions: an opportunity to provide context; Pursuit of the past: the impulse to collect historic dress; Using dress to create an historic character or personage for reenactment.
      Proposals are welcome from:
      • CSA Members
      • General & California Historians
      • Costume & Textile Historians
      • Film, Television & Theatre Historians & Designers
      • Art Historians & Artists
      • Docents
      • Museum & Archives Professionals
      • Re-Enactors & Re-enactment groups
      • Costume & Clothing Collectors
      • Film Enthusiasts & Collectors
      • Historical Musicians & Musical groups
      • Students
      Two types of Presentations are invited:
      1. Oral Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research findings, case studies and conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for a presentation. All visuals must be in PowerPoint format.
      2. Research in Progress Reports are appropriate for the presentation of ongoing research to elicit feedback from registrants for additional research sources and/or comments on methodology. Limited to 10 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in PowerPoint format.
      Deadlines: Your proposal abstract and email must be received by October 15, 2011
      To download the full call for papers, Click here (.doc)

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