Call for Papers Clothes Maketh the Man Costume Society Annual Conference 2022

23 April 2022, by The Costume Society

The Costume Society’s 2022 online Conference ‘Clothes Maketh the Man’ provides a thought-provoking platform for exploring men’s dress and how concepts of masculinity are expressed through male appearances.

The Conference will showcase and celebrate the unique characteristics, influences, manufacture, methods of communication and inspiration involved in clothes for men, and those who identify as male, through a series of short presentations (20 - 30 minutes). 

We welcome original proposals from both established researchers and those new to the field, on relevant subjects from around the globe and on any period of history to explore how clothing influences society’s perception of masculinity, however it is expressed. Contributors to the conference will have the opportunity to submit pieces to our journal Costume. Published by Edinburgh University Press, Costume features articles that are primarily object-based, from a broad chronological period and with a worldwide remit; it maintains a balance between practice and theory and concentrates on the social significance of dress. 

Conference Dates: Saturday 22 October, Wednesday 26 October, Saturday 29 October and Wednesday 2 November. The provisional schedule for Saturday sessions is 13.00 - 15.00 UK time and for Wednesday sessions is 19.00 - 20.30 UK time. Speakers will be expected to register for the Conference. 

To Submit a Proposal: please complete the submission proposal form below and email to Clare Bowyer, the Events Coordinator before 21 May 2022. All submissions will undergo peer review prior to final decision. 

The Costume Society is committed to working towards improving its diversity and inclusivity. Our conference speakers have in the past been predominately white and female and we positively encourage paper submissions from speakers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and those who identify as male. 

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