Textile Society of America Call for Papers (deadline Oct. 1)

New Directions:
Examining the Past, Creating the Future

Textile Society of America’s 14th Biennial Symposium
Los Angeles, California, September 10-14, 2014

Online submission process opens May 1, 2013 : Deadline for submission October 1, 2013

TSA’s Biennial Symposium will take place in Los Angeles, California on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). To encourage the maximum amount of scholarly interchange, TSA has devised a new format for 2014, and plans to hold two days of multiple, concurrent sessions at UCLA as well as a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on the last day. In addition to the sessions, there will be a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and collections, receptions, special programs and awards ceremony.

The theme of TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future will explore change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change?  What are the shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? And how do these effect our understanding of textiles?

TSA seeks presentation proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science, and theater, among others. Participation of international and U.S. scholars, researchers, artists, museum professionals, and others is welcome.  Submission of abstracts is open to TSA members.

Further information may be found at http://textilesocietyofamerica.org 
Submissions will be accepted from May 1 through October 1, 2013.

For questions about the online submission process please contact:Newdirections@textilesociety.org

We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Elena Phipps, President, TSA  

Michele A. Hardy, PhD