The Costume Society of America, Region 1 (New England/Eastern Provinces) will be holding a one-day, interdisciplinary symposium, "Understructures: Shaping the Body, Fashioning the Person", on Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Proposals are invited on topics related to undergarments that shape the body, from antiquity to the present day. We encourage submissions from a broad range of disciplines, including material culture studies, history, art history, literary and cultural studies, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Special consideration will be given to papers that use interdisciplinary or multicultural approaches.
Proposals of original research/perspectives may be submitted for 20 minute paper presentations and 10/10 ongoing research presentations (10 min. presentation, 10 min. group discussion). Submit a title page with name/complete contact information, 1-2 page abstract with bibliography (4 copies, do not put your name on these), and two-page CV, postmarked by Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, to Carrie Alyea.
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