The International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites presentations for the 4th Biennial Symposium, April 2-4, 2009. Presentations exploring cultural expression and cross-cultural transmission, as well as in-depth exploration of specific topics or traditions are invited. Of particular interest are the ways in which quilts communicate cultural values, reflect cross-cultural transmission of style or technique, serve as a medium for social connection or reflect and express environmental, artistic, scientific and technological influences of the society in which they were made. Scholars from disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, marketing, mathematics, history, ethnic studies, gender studies, linguistics, and the physical and social sciences, as well as textile history and quilt studies, are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or panel presentations. Artists, gallery and museum professionals, educators, collectors, dealers and quilt lovers are also encouraged to submit.
Individual papers are expected to reflect original research, typically including illustrations. Paper presentations will be allowed twenty minutes, which will be followed by a five minute question and answer period.
Thematic sessions should include three or four presenters and a moderator. A total of ninety minutes is allowed for each session with flexible times for each speaker. Working papers from each thematic session participant must be submitted to the session moderator no later than December 1, 2008. Sessions addressing issues pertinent to symposium exhibitions are encouraged.
Panel discussions should include three or four individuals plus a moderator to guide questions and discussion. Ninety minutes will be allowed for each panel discussion.
SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Individual paper presenters must submit 150-200 word abstracts with a cover letter and a resume (three page maximum).
Moderators of thematic sessions or panel discussions must submit 150-200 word proposals with a cover letter and brief resume (three page maximum).
All accepted papers will be published on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Digital Commons (http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/) with the authorís permission. Complete papers must be received by May 15, 2009 in order to be published.
Abstracts/proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2008 (e-mailed, faxed, or postmarked) to:
Angela Konin, Education Coordinator
International Quilt Study Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 830838
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
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