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Subject: Call for papers--Textiles and Text

Call for papers--Textiles and Text

From: Christine G. Bennett <c.g.bennett<-a>
Date: Friday, November 18, 2005
Call for Papers
Textiles and Text:
Re-establishing the links between Archival and Object-based Research
Third Annual Conference of the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies
Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton
July 11-13, 2006

The primary focus of this conference is the interrelationship
between archival and bibliographic research and the study of extant
objects. Sessions will consider how archival and bibliographic
research can inform our knowledge of textiles and dress, in terms of
their production, consumption, dissemination and deterioration and
how the study of extant objects can give added depth to this
analysis. Sessions will also be devoted to considering: what tools,
including oral history, can be used to investigate textiles produced
by cultures that are not predominantly text based and how scientific
and photographic analytical techniques can provide clues which
cannot readily be gleaned either from the objects or written
sources. Papers are encouraged that cover a wide geographical remit
so allowing comparison between 'Eastern' and 'Western' traditions.
Papers relating to the four Research Centre themes set out below are
welcomed.  A broad chronological span is also sought to encompass
issues ranging from pre-history to the present day.

Papers are welcomed that address the range of topics listed above.
Papers will be 20 minutes long and there will be time for questions.
Please submit your abstract by 31 January 2006 either as hard copy

    Christine Bennett
    Textile Conservation Centre
    University of Southampton
    Park Avenue
    Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8DL
    c.g.bennett<-a t->soton< . >ac< . >uk

The papers will be selected through a peer review process and
successful speakers will be notified by the end of February 2006.
After the conference, the papers will be published as a volume of
conference proceedings to be edited by Maria Hayward and Elizabeth
Kramer.  All speakers will be required to submit a full version of
their paper, ready for publication, at the conference.

The conference will be held at Winchester School of Art, University
of Southampton.  The venue is a modern site with good travel links
by air (Southampton Airport), rail air (Gatwick and Heathrow plus
coach or train) and train (approx. 1 hour from London). Winchester
is an historic city famous for its Cathedral and King Arthur's Round
Table and offers a wide range of places to stay.  Participants will
be free to choose their own accommodation.

The conference fee will be in the region of UKP100 and the deadline
for bookings is 1 June 2006.  A booking form will be available in
due course as a PDF document from

Chris Bennett
AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies
Winchester School of Art
University of Southampton
Park Avenue
Winchester SO23 8DL
+44 23 8059 7100
Fax: +44 23 8059 7101

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