Proposals for papers to be presented at the 2002 Textile History Forum, to be held at the American Museum of Textile History in Lowell, MA, July 11-14, 2002, are now being sought. Proposals on all aspects of textile history or textile technology in America from the pre-Columbian period into the twentieth century, including costume, quilting, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and technological innovations, may be submitted. Current and unpublished research is especially encouraged.
Those interested in presenting a paper at the Forum should submit a one-page proposal by December 31, 2001. Proposals chosen for presentation will be announced by February 1, 2002. Presenters will be given 30 minutes for their presentations, and final papers should be no more than 16 pages long, including footnotes, bibliography, and illustrations. Final papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Textile History Forum, available at the time of the Forum.
In addition, the Textile History Forum will include a Works-in-Progress session that will allow those currently involved in research but not yet ready to present a formal paper to share information on their work. Those interested in participating in the Works-in-Progress session should submit a brief description of their project for consideration. Works-in-Progress presentations should be no more than ten minutes in length, and visuals are encouraged.
The Forum will also include round table discussions on current issues and dilemmas in the field that will provide participants a chance to ask questions, air points of view, offer ideas, and exchange information. Suggestions for round table topics are always appreciated.
The Textile History Forum brings together textile historians, students, researchers, and general enthusiasts from around the country for several days of lively exchange in the form of a scholarly open meeting.
Please send proposals and inquiries to S. Rabbit Goody at address below.
S. Rabbit Goody or Jacquie Atkins
The Textile History Forum
101 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Cherry Valley NY 13320.
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