We invite scholars and artists to submit proposals for papers and panel presentations that explore the phenomenon of collecting, and especially collecting quilts and related arts, from a variety of perspectives. These may include but are not limited to psyhological, aesthetic, historical, economic, anthropological, museological, and sociological. We encourage papers and presentations that address the urge to collect, the meaning of collections, the ways collecting influences artists' and source communities. We also encourage participants to explore the business of collecting from the perspective of all involved from private collectors to curators, from artists to dealers and gallery owwners.
Individual papers are expected to be based on original research, generally illustrated and 20 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes for questions. Thematic sessions should include 3-4 presenters, and a moderator with a theme based on a particular aspect of the collecting phenomenon or some other theme related to worldwide quiltmaking traditions. Speakers' times are flexible; in general, a total time of one and a half hours is recommended. Panel participants must send a copy of their working paper to their session moderator by December 1, 2004. Thematic sessions addressing issues related to symposium exhibitions are encouraged. Panel discussions should involve 3-4 individuals and a moderator who poses questions to which panelists respond. A total time of one hour is recommended for panel discussions.
Interested individuals should submit abstracts of 150-200 words with a cover letter and brief resume (maximum 3 pages). Moderators of thematic sessions or panel discussions should submit a proposal of 150-200 words, a cover letter, and a resume, plus a brief resume (maximum 3 pages) for each participant. Abstracts/proposals should be faxed or postmarked no later than July 1, 2004. (E-mail submissions will not be accepted.)
Peter Bleed, Symposium Chair, or
Kathy Moore, Symposium Coordinator
International Quilt Study Center
234 H.E., University of Nebraska
P.O. Box 830808
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
FAX 402/472-0640 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://quiltstudy.unl.edu
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