February 20, 2022
Call for papers – Prague 2022 The Ritual Power of Clothing
Call For Papers
Abstract submissions deadline
31 March 2022
Notification of the acceptance
30 April 2022
- Please note that registration via this CALL FOR PAPERS does not mean a free-of-charge conference registration. Everyone must register and pay for the participation (physical or online) at their own expense via the conference registration form.
- For applications, please go to the and follow the process.
The topic of the Paper sessions for Costume Fashion and Textiles Committee will be
The Ritual Power of Clothing
Rituals are inevitable part of religious, professional and personal life. They grow around the most important social events. We all have to submit to them, more or less willingly. All ritualistic behaviour requires a visual setting. It most important part is clothing. The right choice of garment proves commitment to the ritual and knowledge of the rules that govern it. The ritual power of fashion is the infinite and ever-changing field of researches.
Calendar as follows
HYBRID FORMAT (on-site and online session)
22 August 2022, 16:00–17:30, Prague Congress Centre
23 August 2022, 16:30–18:00, Prague Congress Centre
ON-SITE ONLY FORMAT
25 August 2022, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
We are going to have a joint session with two International Committees:
The Power of Collecting and Collections
23 August 2022, 14:30–16:00, Prague Congress Centre
Collecting as a practice and the collections that result from this practice are crucial for museums. Collecting and collections embody power on many different levels – providing insights and basic knowledge, illustrating specific practices of our work to the widest audiences, and forming a basis for contextualizing our world. How have museums, collecting, and collections influenced communities? How have groundbreaking exhibitions impacted museums and collections? We encourage original papers that discuss the practice and results of collecting as powerful tools in the fields of decorative arts and design, glass, and costume.
We hope you are as thrilled as us to participate!