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    Western Region 2009 Symposium (2 calls for papers) Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times September 25-26, 2009 Sacramento, California
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      Western Region 2009 Symposium

      (2 calls for papers)

      "Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times"
      September 25-26, 2009
      Sacramento, California

      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
      the symposium.
      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
      criteria:

      -Evidence of thorough and rigorous research

      -Clear presentation of the topic

      -Appropriate use of sources and images

      The Stipend

      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
      abstract)

      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
      bibliography.

      3. Spacing: Double-space text, single-space endnotes/footnotes and
      bibliography.

      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:

      http://www.costumesocietyamerica.com/RegionV/event_workshop_sym.htm

      --
      Heather A. Vaughan
      Fashion & Textile Historian
      &
      Secretary, Western Region
      Costume Society of America

      heather.a.vaughan@...
      www.fashionhistorian.net
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