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Culture Costume and Dress Conference 2017
Wed, 10 May 2017, 10:00 – Fri, 12 May 2017, 18:00 BST
Dress in all its manifestations, whether clothing, jewellery or other accessories, is a fundamental aspect of culture, and one that culture references. This multi-disciplinary, international conference will explore the nature of dress as it relates to, responds to, and influences culture.
Clothing reflects the customs and concerns of society, and often reveals its underlying motivation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of fashion, which almost unknowingly expresses the zeitgeist of its time. The perspective of history allows us to discern more clearly the power of dress to shape lives and influence society. Politically, clothing has been used to control certain groups; socially, clothing has provided status to individuals; and psychologically, dress both defines us and contributes to our sense of self.
This significance has been effectively exploited by the arts, particularly the visual arts, where costume is often used to convey particular themes, as for example, the costume adopted in royal portraits. In literature too, dress can provide insights into character and personality; and in the theatre, costume creates a persona for the audience and the actor who inhabits it.
Through presentations, posters, panel discussions and performance, the conference will consider the many aspects of costume and dress, exploring their inter-connections and reflecting on their significance. It will include an exhibition of costume and other artefacts that articulate the conference themes.
Conference attendees will also have access to 2 optional activities outside of the conference programme which will include a tour of Birmingham Cathedral and/or a Shakespeare Tour; details will be available soon on the website.
Submissions open 10 October 2016
Deadline for abstract/proposal submissions *extended to 16 January 2017*
Notification of acceptance 20 January 2017 *Extended to 3 February 2017*
Deadline for full submissions 3 March 2017
Notification of review process 24 March 2017
Deadline for submission of final, reviewed paper or other submissions 14 April 2017
Other key dates:
Registration opens 1 February 2017
Deadline for early bird registration 3 March 2017
Registration closes 21 April 2017
Conference opens 10 May 2017
Conference closes 12 May 2017
For more information visit - http://ccd2017.org/Conference
Conference fee includes tea/coffee breaks and lunch on all days, electronic version of the Proceedings and paperback Book of Abstracts (including presenter biographies and images)
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