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
Call for Papers
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for established Members and potential New Members to present Oral Research Papers or Research-in Progress, reports on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience.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
• Museum & Archives Professionals
• Re-Enactors & Re-enactment groups
• Costume & Clothing Collectors
• Film Enthusiasts & Collectors
• Historical Musicians & Musical groups
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
To download the full call for papers, Click here (.doc)