2012 Fashion: Now & Then symposium

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Lisa Ryan / LIM College
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Call for Presentations
Proposal Due Date: May 15, 2012
FASHION: Now & Then
LIM College, New York, NY
Friday, October 19th 2012 to Sunday, October 21st 2012

LIM College invites participation in the second annual symposium Fashion: Now & Then, a three day symposium at LIM College in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information. The symposium consists of lectures and panel discussions, and participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The 2012 Fashion: Now & Then symposium will include several themes about fashion and information including, but not limited to, discussion of the current models for dissemination of fashion information and the collection and preservation of fashion and related contextual information (a continuation of the 2011 Fashion: Now & Then theme). Additional areas of interest related to the subject of fashion and information include archives, blogs, books, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digitization projects, rare books, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, social media, retail, special collections, textiles, and trend reporting.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

Presentation Proposals and Notification

Proposals for presentations should include: the title, name, affiliation, and email address of the author and an abstract of the 15 minute paper/presentation (<500 words). E-mail the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu . Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the e-mail and as a PDF or Word attachment. The proposal due date is May 15, 2012.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur prior to July 1, 2012. Proceedings of the symposium will be published.

About LIM College

LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in midtown Manhattan, the College's unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, and Professional Certificates. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for more than seven decades.

About the LIM College Library and Archives

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College's major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consist of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organize, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Ryan, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College lisa.ryan@limcollege.edu

Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College www.limcollege.edu/fashionnowandthen
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/