Fashion, Community & Culture: Explorations of the Material World Program

2 May 2008 

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15

Beverly Lemire - Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9:15-10:00

Mary Lynn Stewart, “Modernity and Haute Couture: France in the 1920s and 1930s", Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

10:00-10:45

Julia Petrov, “Honourable Men-tion: Male Professional Authority in British Early Institutional Dress Collections", Human Ecology, University of Alberta.

10:45-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:00

Karen Tranberg Hansen, “From Grandmother's Dress to Runway Fashion in Zambia”. Anthropology, Northwestern University, Chicago.

12:00-1:00

Lunch. To be served outside Telus 134.

1:00-1:45

Sarah Cheang, “Turning Chinese: Fashion, chinoiserie and cross-cultural masquerade in 1920s Britain”, Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion, London.

2:00-2:45

Cory Willmott, “Radical Entrepreneurs: First Nations Designers’ Approaches to Economic Development”, Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

2:45-3:00

Coffee

3:00-3:45

Arlene Oak, “Fashion, Talk & TV in the 21st Century”, Human Ecology, University of Alberta.

3:45-4:30

Roundtable: What can we learn from fashion?