Call for Presentation Proposals: Fashion: Now & Then

Call for Presentation Proposals: Fashion: Now & Then

Theme: “Identity”
When: Friday, November 1, 2019 – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: LIM College, Maxwell Hall, 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY
Proposal Submission Due Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Date of Notification: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Submission Proposal Form

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the ninth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a two-day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information as it relates to identity. Participants will be drawn from libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, museums, and the fashion industry to represent a full range of expertise.

We seek proposals that examine both the current and evolving relationship between fashion and identity. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion and identity: archives, libraries, special collections, museums, ephemera, fashion history, fashion studies, fashion forecasting, fashion analytics, magazines, music, media, data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, photography, preservation, product development, rare books, retail, social media, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.

We look forward to receiving proposals for:
• 15-minute presentations from individuals or pairs to be grouped into sessions by the conference organizer
• One-hour panel presentations with two to four speakers addressing a common topic to be scheduled as a session. Those submitting a panel presentation proposal must have a secured commitment from all participants

In addition, we look forward to receiving proposals for a focused roundtable discussion and focused lightning round sessions addressing:
• 15-minute presentations on the topic of fashion, identity, and cultural appropriation to be moderated and grouped as a roundtable discussion
• Five-minute lightning round presentations on the topic of music, fashion, and identity
• Five-minute lightning round presentations on the topic of fashion and identity in library and archival collections

The event will take place Friday, November 1, 2019 and Saturday, November 2, 2019 at LIM College in the Maxwell Hall building at 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY.

Presenters are expected to register for the conference at a discounted presenter rate by Saturday, August 31, 2019 to confirm your participation.

Submission Proposal Form
Proposal submissions are due Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Proposal Submission Review Committee: Lou Acierno, Lauren Gavin, Joanna Satalof, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Nicole Kirpalani, Andrea Kennedy, and Ali Petherbridge.

About LIM College
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs. LIM College is located in four buildings in Manhattan — the nation’s fashion and business capital — giving students vast opportunities for hands-on experience and professional development. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Refinery 29, Harper’s Bazaar, Barneys New York, Chanel, and Neiman Marcus.

About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College’s major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives collects, organizes, describes, preserves and makes accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry. Its holdings include the LIM College Records, special collections of industry professionals, rare books, forecasts, periodicals, textiles, and more. The collections foster scholarship among the LIM College community and industry researchers.

Additional Information & Contact
Information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences.
If you have any questions please contact Lauren Bradley, Technical Services/Reference Librarian at LIM College at

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