Fashion Thinking – Theory, History, Practice (Oct 2014, Denmark)

Dates: 30 October – 1 November 2014
Location: University of Southern Denmark
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 May 2014Over the past 20 years, Fashion Studies has established itself as a significant, trans- disciplinary field of research covering a range of topics and methodologies. The conference Fashion Thinking wishes to mark this development with an international conference that explores and challenges the theory, history and practice of Fashion Thinking in it widest sense as paradigms of critical thought and creative practice. Fashion is here understood both as material objects and the process involved in producing and consuming fashion including logics of gender, age, culture, status and sexuality within a historical and contemporary context.
Abstracts may describe completed or proposed research. Possible topics within the overall theme of Fashion Thinking, include:

– Fashion thinking, everyday practices and material culture
– Fashion thinking and design history
– Fashion thinking and creative practice
– Fashion thinking, identity and politics
– Fashion thinking and the fashion industry
– Fashion thinking and sustainability
– Fashion thinking before modernity

Submission with abstract:

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, in Word document format, and the file name should be the submitter’s name only. Abstracts must be received by 1 May 2014 and should be submitted to the following e-mail address: Contributors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstracts in June 2014.

All participants with an accepted abstract must submit full paper of 4.000-8.000 words to the above e-mail for pre-circulation by 20 September 2014. At the conference, 20 minutes will be allocated for the presentation of each paper, followed by 10 minutes of open discussion.

Submission for PhD candidates:

In addition to the key speakers’ presentations and paper presentation sessions, the conference also comprises master classes commented by the key speakers, who will have read all participating papers beforehand. The master classes are primarily dedicated to paper presentations by PhD candidates. However, PhD candidates are also welcome to present in the regular sessions. In the master classes, each oral presentation will last no longer than 15 minutes and will be followed by 15 minutes for commenting by the relevant key speaker and open discussion.

Submissions should be made as described above.