‘Fashioning the Archive: new approaches to materialising textile history’ is the second stage of the Pasold Conference at Goldsmiths. A stand-alone event, it also builds on the November 2013 sessions by addressing the same questions, but with an emphasis on dress related papers. ‘Fashioning the Archive’ will explore how tacit knowledge of material and affective relationships  can be traced through the words we think with (Lakoff & Johnson 1999, 2003) with a view to asking: how can our engagement with textile sources extend our knowledge of the past?  What can textiles communicate that other sources cannot? What is textiles’ unique contribution to the advancement of historical understanding and practices?

11 January 2014
Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote speaker:
Dr Patrik Steorn, Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University
‘Swedish fashion in the US. A transnational perspective.’

Conference webpage where you find the programme and standard registration form:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/history/research/pasoldconference/