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    Check out this months Costume Society of America newsletter to find costume history events in your area:   ... Founder of The Costumer s Manifesto Wiki at
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      Check out this months Costume Society of America newsletter to find costume history events in your area:
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      Volume 12 No. 7
      July 2013 Edition
      Tove Hermanson, Editor
      CONTENTS * Letter from the Editor
      * CSA News
      * Submissions & Opportunities
      * Regional Events
      * Exhibitions
      * Literature
      * Notes & Resources
      * Social Media
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      Letter from the Editor
      A reminder that we are now opening the CSA eNews to non-CSA members so we can spreading the word about CSA's work and the accomplishments of its members. We now encourage you to forwardto friends and associates; they may contact me directly to be added to our mailing list going forward. Let's grow CSA's community!
      As always, the eNews wants to hear from you! Readers are encouraged to submit projects and achievements of yourself or industry​ people, publications you recommend, events, exhibitions, websites, and any other related material you think would be of interest to your CSA colleagues. Help CSA members stay on top of industry happenings!

      Please email me: e-news@....
      ​~Tove Hermanson


      CSA News

      Thank you to all who have contributed to the CSA Endowment during the past fiscal year... big or small your contribution counts and together we can! We fell short of Anne Bissonnette's goal of $30,000 for her first year as Chair of the Board of Trustees, but a new fiscal year begins, and $30,000 is the goal again. Let's go over the top this time! Every little bit helps increase the  support for CSA Awards, Grants and Programs. Send your donations to: CSA Endowment Fund; PO Box 1723; Mendocino, CA 95460-1723. Details

      Next year's symposium planning in amazing Baltimore is well under way, and we are eager to receive submissions for papers that will be the heart of our week. This will mark CSA's 40th anniversary, and we hope you're inspired to submit abstracts pertaining to the theme "Reflecting Forward," which might address: Influential figures in the study of fashion and textiles—including those from other disciplines; milestone moments in the fields of costume, fashion, and textile histories—how they made an impact then, and how they affect the present and future; the enduring influence of our field onto other fields or disciplines of study (or vice versa)—past, present, and future; and any other interdisciplinary aspects of fashion and dress. Details

      Also, start saving items for our Silent Auction-appropriate books and magazines, vintage clothes/accessories. We're going to have a wonderful week on Baltimore's Inner Harbor celebrating CSA's 40th anniversary!
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      Submissions & Opportunities

      This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with CSA's publication initiatives and a great way to connect with like-minded individuals passionate in the study of dress. You will work closely with CSA Executive Committee members and publication editors to develop a unique and valuable online resource representing the various publication initiatives of the organization. Contact VP of Technology, JACQUELINE WAYNE-GUITE, with interest and or questions: j.wayneguite@.... Details
      This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with CSA's social media program and a great way to connect with our membership and dress studies colleagues. The CSA National Facebook page is a lively forum dedicated to all aspects of dress. As a CSA Facebook Administrator Alternate, you will serve as a proxy for any CSA Facebook Administrator, as necessary, and may eventually transition into a Facebook Administrator position. You will work closely with other CSA Facebook Administrators, the CSA Social Media Committee Chairperson and with the CSA VP of Technology to develop a unique and valuable online community representing CSA. Contact the Social Media Committee Chairperson, ERIN DAHL: edahl@.... Details
      Deadline: September 1
      Hosted by CSA, Southeastern Region [Richmond, VA]. In conjunction with the exhibition "Hollywood Costume" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Southeastern Region will hold a symposium focusing on Fashion and Film hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, January 9-12, 2014. Richmond is the only east coast venue for this exhibition, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Submissions of original research on any aspect of dress, fashion, costume design and related disciplines are invited. Both proposals for papers and panel discussions are welcome. Email BRENDA ROSSEAU, Abstracts Administrator, for details: brosseau@.... Details
      Deadline: ongoing
      Wishing you a happy restful summer with lots of time to think about your passion for putting your research into a manuscript and submitting it to the CSA Series. Check the CSA webpage for instruction for submitting a prospectus, or send your questions to CSA Series Editor PHYLLIS SPECHT: paspechtcj@....
      Deadline: ASAP
      The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York City] is hiring two temporary full-time assistant/associate conservators to work on our Spring 2014 exhibition. The Assistant/Associate Conservator will assist the Costume Institute's Conservation team with object preparation and research for the Spring 2014 Costume Institute exhibition. Duties include examining and documenting artifacts with condition and treatment reports, materials analysis, pattern-taking, creation of reproductions, conducting treatments and photography. This full-time position will end on May 31, 2014. Experience in conserving haute couture is mandatory. …For the full job listing, contact SARAH SCATURRO, Conservator, The Costume Institute: sarah.scaturro@..., or visit CSA's Job Board.
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      Regional Events
      Jump to Region: Northeast / Mid-Atlantic / Midwest / West / Southeast / Southwest / International

      Mid-Atlantic Region
      July 11, 6:30pm at the Museum of Arts and Design [New York City]
      Discover the sparkling treasures of this newly opened exhibition with guest curator Harrice Miller as your guide. Illuminating the history of the vintage and couture fashion jewelry featured in the exhibition, Miller will reveal the highlights of this distinctive collection and explore the possibilities of expressing personal style and empowerment through personal adornment. Free. Details
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      Western Region
      July 26, 1 - 7pm - July 27, 10am - 5pm at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles [Berkeley, CA]
      Using techniques for working with buckram, you will create two fabric covered hats. Learn about the different types of buckram available, and about pre-formed shapes/frames as well. One hat will be created from a selection of commercially available pre-formed shapes; the other will be your own design using the wet-shaping method. Learn to cut designs, wire the shapes, cover with domette and line, and more fabric manipulation techniques to beautifully and uniquely cover your hat frames. Both hats will be small cocktail or fascinator hats, but bigger shapes (and the differences in covering with fabrics) will be discussed. $200. Details
      …September 10 - 14 at the Textile Association of America [Los Angeles, CA]
      The symposium will focus on change and innovation in textiles in the past, and will look at the state of the field of textiles, textile study and production, today and in the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change, shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? Details
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      Mid-Atlantic Region
      …Through October 14 at Lorenzo State Historic Site (Cazenovia, NY)
      The Bureau of Historic Site has teamed with costume historian and fabricator Damayanthie "Demi" Eluwawalage, who will create full-length replicas of the dresses worn by Lorenzo owners Helen Clarissa Lincklaen and her daughter, Helen Lincklaen Fairchild for their portraits. Displays will also include illustrations and examples of servants' clothing, undergarments, children's costumes, and accessories from Lorenzo's historic collections. Visitors may even try on a few layers. Details…
      Through June 9, 2014 at the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, MD)
      Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was one of the femme fatales of the War of 1812 generation. As a gorgeous 18 year old, Betsy scandalized local society in her revealing empire dresses and her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte’s young brother Jerome became an international drama. Of particular note in this exhibition are Elizabeth's pearl and garnet tiara and other jewelry, and one of her "scandalous" dresses in the French-style.  Details…
      Through September 22 at the Museum of Art & Design (New York City)
      Featuring 450+ pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Barbara Berger grew her collection to 3,000 bijoux de couture, assembling one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world. Details…
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      Midwestern Region
      Through September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
      Previously at the Met in New York, this exhibit will present a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some 80 major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, will highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s. The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for a generation of artists and writers who sought to give expression to the pulse of modern life in all its nuanced richness. Details
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      Western Region
      Through August 3 at Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles (Berkeley, CA)
      As the icon for bereavement, there were rules in 19th century society for women regarding how long they should be in mourning and what they should wear, depending on their relationship to the departed. While men could socialize in public and marry after a close bereavement without comment, it was unseemly for a woman to do so. Mourning was not only a personal process but a public spectacle, and the clothing told the story. Details…
      Through September 8 at the Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA)
      See how the avant-garde silhouettes and innovative creations of Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Jun Takahashi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, and Junya Watanabe helped shape the fashion industry over the last three decades. Details
      LINGERIE DRESSES 1900 - 1920
      …Through October 12 at Conrad Mansion Museum (Kalispell, MT)
      This exhibit includes lingerie dresses, women’s white lingerie style shirtwaists, and children’s white cotton and lace dresses from 1900 - 1920. Lingerie dresses were usually made of white washable fabrics with lace and embroidered trim and worn for special occasions which required a “best” dress, such as summer garden parties, picnics, graduations, and confirmations; some of the more elaborate versions were even worn as wedding dresses. Details
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      Southwestern Region
      July 12 through August 31 at the Fashion and Textile Museum (London, England)
      With spectacular textiles, ravishing dresses and original sketches, this exhibition presents a rare opportunity to explore the archive, studio and creative process of one of the world’s most distinctive designers. An inspiration to her contemporaries for 50+ years, this new exhibition combines lesser-known fashion collections with more familiar designs drawn from a prolific career. Details
      July 13 through August 26 at the Fashion Museum (Bath, England)
      This exhibit will focus on the dresses that caught the imagination and chimed with the zeitgeist. By the end of the Swinging Sixties the optimism had burst, and so designers found inspiration and comfort in nostalgia: fashion fans shopped at Antiquarius on the Kings Road and collected Art Nouveau and Aubrey Beardsley prints. Laura Ashley gave the world the chaste cotton print maxi-dress in earth-hewn natural colors and a notion of life in a golden age; a pastoral idyll far away from the mad city life. Details
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      CSA BOOKSTOREVisit the Bookstoreto find publications on all aspects of costume and related subjects, or to do your normal shopping on Amazon.A portion of all purchases through the CSA Bookstore benefits our operations. In our Member Author section, you will find 100+ books written by fellow members. Check back often, and keep an eye out for our "Books of the Week" on Facebookand LinkedIn.
      Heritage & Society journal, Vol. 2…
      Maney Publishing
      This global, peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarly and professional reflection on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on contemporary society. It seeks to examine the current social roles of collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management, public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts such as authenticity, significance, and value. Details…
      "Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War"
      …Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett [2012]
      …This book examines the importance of textiles as both an expression of and a motivating force behind American politics and culture during the Civil War. The book, which earned a bronze award in the U.S. History category, accompanied a critically acclaimed 2012 ATHM exhibit of the same name. Details…
      "From Production to Consumption: The Cultural Industry of Fashion"
      edited by Marco Pedroni [Inter-Disciplinary Press, April 1, 2013]
      The book analyses fashion as a cultural industry where production and consumption meet each other and explores processes and people whose work connects the two dimensions, making the materiality of clothes a doorway to join the immaterial horizons of fashion. Details
      "Fashion: The Accountant Who Created The First Book Of Fashion…"
      Denise Winterman [BBC News Magazine, June 8, 2013]…
      How did a 16th Century accountant end up creating the world's first fashion book? Creating fashion history is not something you would normally expect from an accountant. But in an extraordinary undertaking spanning 40 years a style-obsessed accountant from Augsburg in Germany recorded in detail what he wore, creating what historians now think is the world's first fashion book. Full article…
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      Notes & Resources

      Share your favorite fashion-related online resources and blogs with CSA membership! Contact eNews Editor Tove Hermanson: e-news@....
      …The papers presented at last summer's symposium on Textiles & Politics will be available at the University of Nebraska, Digital Commons (an open access archive.)  Papers include: "The Politics of Purple: Dyes from Shellfish and Lichens" by Karen Diadick Casselman and Takako Terada; "Locally Grown & Sustainable Textiles: Exploring Current Possibilities" by Faith Hagenhofer; and "Knitting as Dissent: Female Resistance in America Since the Revolutionary War" by eNews Editor TOVE HERMANSON. Full articles
      …Now researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have created a more eco-friendly antibacterial fabric that can control bacteria but won’t leach into the environment and create resistant strains of bacteria. A simple fabric of cellulose is laced with antibacterial polymers that attract and then kill bacteria on contact. The material would be especially helpful in hospitals or for water treatment and with a few more modifications, it can be disposed in a safe way just by burning. Full article…
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      Social Media

      Recent CSA Facebook Activity

      * The sixties are back in the spotlight! (With bonus Pattie Boyd!) Does it ever feel strange to see the styles of one's youth (wether it be the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or even 90s) in a museum? Can curators ever "get it right"?[see more]7/9/13 2:19PM
      * The call for papers for our 2014 National Symposium in Baltimore is out. Time to start prepping abstract submissions! http://ow.ly/mJUFW%5bsee more]7/8/13 1:28PM
      * Any Jane Austen fans out there? This year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice's publication, and to honor this occasion, the BBC has produced a gorgeous documentary recreating the novel's famous Netherfield Ball. The attention to historical detail is incredible, from music and food to, yes, dress and makeup.[see more]7/6/13 2:32PM
      Recent CSA Twitter Activity

      * RT @maneyhistory: @CostumeSociety New issue of Dress is on your virtual newsstands! http://t.co/gHXtAGShwm … #dress #history4:51PM
      * Time to start preparing abstract submissions for our 2014 National Symposium in Baltimore! http://t.co/MBwZsJzizr1:28PM
      * Visit our Bookstore to find publications on all aspects of costume or to do your normal shopping on Amazon http://t.co/RVSkmrB47A11:26AM
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      SUBMIT TO THE CSA eNEWS: Send details and accompanying images of apparel-related exhibitions, events, literature, etc. by the 20th of each month. Please note that, depending on the end date of your event, it might not be listed in the following month's eNews due to space restrictions. Email Editor Tove Hermanson: e-news@...

      BOOK SUBMISSIONS: should be sent directly to Arianna Funk: ariannafunk@....
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