Call for Papers | Stitching Together a National Identity

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on July 22, 2014

From Colonial Williamsburg:

Stitching Together a National Identity
Colonial Williamsburg, 15–17 March 2015

Proposals due by 1 August 2014

boys_gownAmerican home furnishings, quilts, needlework, and clothing reflect great diversity and regional variations that occurred as a result of the ethnic origins of the makers, trade patterns, influential teachers, even climate and geography. This symposium will explore these regional variations in American textiles of the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries through a series of formal lectures and juried papers. Participants are invited to submit 300-word abstract proposals for illustrated oral lectures 25 minutes in length. Paper proposals are due to Colonial Williamsburg for peer review by August 1, 2014; acceptances will be announced by November 1, 2014. Submit abstracts to Textile Symposium Abstracts, attention Kim Ivey, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 309 First Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or via e-mail at kivey@cwf.org. For general information about the symposium, contact Deb Chapman at dchapman@cwf.org. Those whose papers are accepted will have free registration for the symposium.

We will not be doing the hands-on workshops as part of this upcoming symposium. We hope to get papers on quilts and needlework, as well as clothing, to attract a broad audience.

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