FW: Education Symposium, Sacramento 9/25-26/09: Call for Papers
- Subject: Education Symposium, Sacramento 9/25-26/09: Call for Papers
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The Costume Society of America's Western Region Education Symposium is now
less than a year away (September 25-26, 2009 in Old Town Sacramento)! Our
theme is "Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times." This
promises to be an exciting topic and venue.
Attached are the Call for Papers and a special Call for Student Papers. The
winning student will receive a stipend to present his or her research at
this education symposium.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
President-Elect and Program Chair
Please also note the attached Student Call for papers. Please feel free to
pass this along to any professors who might have student interested.
Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times
The Western Region Symposium offers an opportunity for members of the
Costume Society of
America to present research on a variety of topics related to the theme
Costume in the American
West: Historic to Modern Times. Some possible topics for papers are: modern
fashion designers; dressmakers and milliners; art-to-wear; entertainment
from Buffalo Bill and
Wild West Shows to opera, dance, theater, film and television; counter
cultures; costume in
Western American literature; Native American and First Nations cultures; the
sports and leisure; manufacturing/manufacturers, gay culture, show girls and
TWO TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS ARE INVITED
1. Oral Research Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research
conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in
Power Point format.
One presentation will be reserved for a student speaker (see separate call
for papers) who will be
awarded a stipend to present a paper at the symposium.
2. Research-In-Progress Reports are appropriate for the presentation of
ongoing research to
elicit feedback from registrants for additional research sources and/or
methodology. Limited to 7 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in
Power Point format.
The Abstracts Review Committee will blindly review abstracts based on:
-Evidence of thorough and rigorous research
-Clear presentation of the topic
-Appropriate use of sources and images
Submission Requirements (the Abstract consists of a cover page and the
Cover Page: Limited to one page. Please include the following:
1. Name, address, e-mail, telephone number.
2. Institutional affiliation, if any.
3. Abstract Type: Oral Paper or Research Report.
4. Title of Abstract
Abstract format and style: Please do not put your name on the abstract.
1. Identification: Type of abstract (Oral Paper or Research-in-Progress
Report) centered at the
top of first page, with the title of the Abstract beneath.
2. Style: Please use the Chicago Manual of Style
3. Length: not more than 500 words for ORAL PAPERS, 300 words for
REPORTS, inclusive of endnotes and bibliography.
3. Spacing: Double-space text, single-space endnotes/footnotes and
4. Font: Times Roman or Times New Roman 12 point size, excluding endnotes or
5. Paper size: 8 ½ x 11" (non-US/Canada submissions excepted).
SUBMITTING THE ABSTRACT
Submissions must be hard copy. Mail 6 copies of the abstract (stapled) AND 2
copies of cover
Shelly Foote, President-Elect and Program Chair
364 Brentwood Ave.
Ventura, California 93003
Deadline: Postmarked by April 4, 2009.
Speakers will be notified of their status no later than May 22, 2009.
required by June 1, 2009.
Submitters must be members of the Costume Society of America.
Confirmation/correspondence will be
sent by e-mail. Submitters will receive instructions on acceptance
procedures and procedures for the
electronic submission of abstract for the Abstracts Publication to be
distributed at the symposium.
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