The Costume Society of America Annual Meeting & Symposium

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October 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm Deadline for submissions

The Costume Society of America

CSA invites submissions of original research which may include topics related to the symposium theme in all its forms, but is not limited to these:

  • Branding
  • Communication of character in performance, including historical re-enactors and/or theatrical performance
  • Communication of ethnic or national identity through dress
  • Communication of social status via dress in all time periods
  • Clothing as an expression of self

We invite curators, educators, designers, museum specialists, re-enactors, theater designers, industry professionals, researchers, scholars, and students to submit abstracts that offer diverse perspectives and address a wide range of topics related to costume and fashion studies. Submitters must be members of the Costume Society of America or join at the time of submission. Submit abstracts of 500 words or less, including end notes and/or selective bibliography (for panels, each panelist’s abstract must be 500 words or less).