Textile Event USA: Textile Society of America 14th Biennial Symposium – Call for Papers, due October 1, 2013

Textiles & Politics, the 14th Biennial Symposium Call for Papers
Sponser: The Textile Society of America
Theme: New Directions: Examining the past, creating the future
Symposium Dates: September 10-14, 2014
Place: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) – Thursday and Friday
Los Angeles County Museum of (Art LACMA) – Saturday
Web: http://www.textilesociety.org/symposia_2012.htm
Email: Newdirections@textilesociety.org
Call for Papers Guidelines: TSA Call for Papers guidelines
May 1, 2013:  Paper submission process opens
October 1, 2013: abstract submission deadline
December 15, 2013: notifications of acceptance to presenters
February 1, 2014: deadline for presenters to confirm participation
May 1, 2014: deadline for presenters to register for symposium
December 1, 2014: Papers for the Symposium proceedings due

The theme of the symposium: New Directions: examining the past, creating the future will take a special 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 for 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?

Papers will be welcomed that address a broad view, including ancient, contemporary and future-thinking ideas and works as well as focused studies on individual textiles, makers and innovators, groups, culture areas, addressing material from new perspectives .
The symposium sessions will be held at the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA

For further information about the 2012 symposium, TSA membership, and to submit a proposal, please visit: http://textilesocietyofamerica.org/symposia-home/upcoming-symposium/.

All persons submitting proposals for participation in the 2014 symposium must be TSA members in good standing for 2013 at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. If extenuating circumstances exist, please write to: Newdirections@textilesociety.org.

Note from LaceNews:  Please consider submitting lace-related research to this event. In the academic realm, this is an excellent forum for publications and to communicate with the professional community. I gave a paper at the 2012 symposium in Washington DC, and am seriously considering proposing a lace session at the 2014 event.  I will be calling people to encourage them to submit papers.

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