Friday, September 23, 2011

Textile Society of America: 13th Biennial Symposium

Deadline: October 1, 2011(RECEIVE)

Abstract Submission
The 13th Biennial Symposium
Textile Society of America

Washington, DC
September 19-22, 2012

The 13th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America will take place in Washington, DC September 19-22, 2012. The theme of Textiles & Politics befits the symposium venue in the U.S. capital and will generate lively discussion about the myriad ways in which textiles pervade our lives.

Throughout human history and around the globe, whether as intimate artifacts of interpersonal relations or state-level monumental works, textiles have been imbued with political importance. Political influences on textiles range from complex international trade agreements to the simple yet powerful act of banners carried in street parades and protests.

Textiles & Politics will explore the ways in which politics influence the aesthetics, production, materials, uses, and countless other aspects of textiles (and vice versa).

We seek presentations from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science, and theater. TSA encourages both organized sessions and individual papers from scholars, researchers, artists, gallery and museum professionals, and aficionados from around the world.

TSA Membership Requirement
All persons submitting proposals for participation in the 2012 symposium must be TSA members in good standing for 2011 at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. If extenuating circumstances exist, please write to the Symposium Planning Committee at

All submissions should be based on original research, reflecting material not previously published. In submitting an abstract, the author explicitly authorizes its use on the TSA website and in the published Symposium Program and Proceedings.

All submissions must be made online through the Textile Society of America website. Results of the selection process will be sent electronically.

To submit your proposal go to and follow the onscreen instructions. Submissions will be accepted from mid-July through October 1, 2011.

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Textile Society of America
P.O. Box 193
Middletown, DE 19709
Tel. (302) 378-9636
Fax (302) 378-9637