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Saturday, August 13, 2011

CFP: Textiles and Politics


Textiles and Politics
Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium

Sept 19-22, 2012, Washington DC

Abstracts Due: October 1, 2011

The Textile Society of America invites paper proposals for its upcoming
symposium, Textiles & Politics, to be held in Washington, D.C. September
19-22, 2012. We seek presentations from all textile-related disciplines and
interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, art, art
history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic
studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science,
and theater. TSA encourages both organized sessions and individual papers
from scholars, researchers, artists, gallery and museum professionals, and
others from around the world. Symposium proceedings will be published early
in 2013.

The theme of Textiles & Politics befits the symposium venue in the U.S.
capital and will generate a lively discussion about the ways politics
influence the aesthetics, production, materials, uses, and myriad other
aspects of textiles.

For further information about the 2012 symposium, TSA membership, and to
submit a proposal, please visit:

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