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Symposium: "The Pacific Rim & Beyond: Diffusion and Diversity in Dress" (Costume Society of America)

  • Westin Seattle Hotel 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)

Call for Submissions:

Please note that we are issuing all calls at this time.

1) Research, Traditional and Visual Experienceview the call here.  Contact the Abstract Administrator, Joann Stabb, for more information:

  • Traditional research is designated as a formal style of research with a problem statement, purpose of the study, thesis or hypothesis, methodology and conclusion(s) for discussion. Those wanting to do an Oral presentation (one person or a panel), or a Poster-Style Exhibit fall into this category. View the rubric here.

  • Visual Experience Research utilizes the same research style, but results in a mostly visual presentation that may include, but is not limited to mounted (museum) exhibitions or design approaches such as theatrical shows. In the past these have been called “Arm-Chair tours”, but call for the same level of research as the traditional category. View the rubric here.

2) Professional Development Sessions: view the call here, and the rubric here.  Contact the Professional Development Chair, Naomi Arnst, for more information:
The intent of a professional development session is to introduce attendees to new topics and content to further their growth in the field or to enhance current knowledge.

3) Design Exhibit: view the call here, and the rubric here. Contact the Design Exhibition Chair, Abra Flores, for more information:
The planning committee for the symposium seeks submissions of creative work related to dress studies. Submissions from a wide spectrum of the field are welcomed and include but are not limited to: costuming, reproductions, fiber art, weaving, fashion design, technology in design, textile design, handcrafts, and other work completed with textiles as a foundation.

All Abstracts are due on September 1, 2018.