Costume Society of America: Western Region 2012 Symposium – call for papers

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

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for established Members and potential New Members to present Oral Research Papers or Research-in Progress, reports on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience.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

Deadlines: Your proposal abstract and email must be received by October 15, 2011

For further info and to download the full call for papers, Click here.

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