"Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times" Call for papers
- Western Region 2009 Symposium
(2 calls for papers)
"Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times"
September 25-26, 2009
Deadline: Postmarked by April 4, 2009.
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 and historical
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
design process; sports and leisure; manufacturing/manufacturers, gay
culture, show girls and beyond!
TWO TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS ARE INVITED
Oral Research Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new
research findings and 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 below) who will be awarded a stipend to present a paper at
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 7 minutes
for presentation. All visuals must be in Power Point format.
Download the full call for papers here.
STUDENT CALL FOR PAPERS
The Western Region of the Costume Society of America announces a
student stipend for one student member of the Costume Society of
America to present an oral research paper at the Western Region
Symposium in Sacramento, California, September 25-26, 2009. All
submissions must relate to the theme "Costume in the American West:
Historic to Modern Times." (See topic description above)
The research paper will be given to a medium to large audience and
must present new research findings and conclusions or raise
stimulating questions in the field of costume. Limited to 20 minutes
for presentation and all visuals must be in Power Point format.
Student submissions will be considered separately from other
submissions but will be rated by a blind jury based on the following
-Evidence of thorough and rigorous research
-Clear presentation of the topic
-Appropriate use of sources and images
The winning student will have a reserved slot for speaking at the
symposium and will receive the following: free registration for the
conference and two nights lodging at the symposium hotel in
Sacramento, paid for by the Western Region of the Costume Society of
America, directly to vendor. In addition, the winning student member
will be reimbursed for travel costs to Sacramento up to $300 dollars;
reimbursement will be by check, through the mail, after presentation
of receipt for transportation, or a documented mileage statement, at
the rate of $.58 per mile.
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, and degree sought.
3. Abstract Type: Student Oral Paper must be clearly indicated to be
considered for stipend.
4. Title of Abstract
Abstract format and style: Please do not put your name on the abstract.
1. Identification: Type of abstract (Student Oral Paper) 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, inclusive of endnotes and
3. Spacing: Double-space text, single-space endnotes/footnotes and
4. Font: Times Roman or Times New Roman 12 point size, excluding
endnotes or footnotes.
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 page to:
Shelly Foote, President-Elect and Program Chair
364 Brentwood Ave.
Ventura, California 93003
Deadline: Postmarked by April 4, 2009.
The winning speaker will be notified of her/his status no later than
May 22, 2009. Acceptance 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.
For details watch this space:
Heather A. Vaughan
Fashion & Textile Historian
Secretary, Western Region
Costume Society of America