After the success of last year's In the Loop knitting conference, held at Winchester School of Art, there is to be another, this time held in Shetland.
Knitonthenet editor Susan Crawford will be one of the keynote speakers there and there is also a general call for papers, below.
Keep checking the In the Loop website for more details of the conference.
IN THE LOOP 2 - CALL FOR PAPERS
Knitting: origins and evolution
A four day international conference
SHETLAND MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
1-4 September 2010
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Susan Crawford
In response to the success of In the Loop held at Winchester School of Art in July 2008, and the continuing interest in knitting, this second interdisciplinary conference proposes an exploration of knitting from a broad range of practical and theoretical perspectives within the theme of tradition and renewal. Proposed papers that cross geographical or chronological boundaries in the following areas are of particular interest:
Knitting - traditions and their renewal in the 21st century
Knitting narratives - film, literature, music, poetry and the internet
Knitting - fashion knitwear including the industry
Knitting cultures from across the world
Knitting - artists and designers crossing boundaries
We welcome new and recent research in the form of short abstracts up to 300 words from practitioners, knitters, historians, conservators, theorists, educators, curators, technologists and the industry. Abstracts will be considered for formal 20 minute papers.
Deadline for abstracts: January 11, 2010
Notification of decision: March 1, 2010
All enquires and abstracts to the Conference Administrator: J.A. Horgan[at]soton.ac.uk
Please forward to any interested parties.
Selected papers or visual essays will be considered for publication by Shetland Museum and Archives
This is a collaborative event between Shetland Museum and Archives and the University of Southampton Library. The joint organisers are Dr. Carol Christiansen and Linda Newington.
Ingrid, editorial assistant