Culture Costume and Dress

5-7th May 2021 Birmingham UK


Please note that this year’s conference will be online.

We welcome proposals from any discipline for paper presentations and posters. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Full papers will be published in the Book of Proceedings, which will carry an ISBN.

Topics may include but are not restricted to:

  • Clothing and power in the workplace
  • Sex, dress and power
  • Ceremonial dress 
  • Dress in political women
  • The power of style
  • Powerful women and the use of clothing
  • Uniforms and the manifestation of power
  • Fashion and power
  • Politics of the body

We particularly welcome inter/cross-disciplinary submissions that address the conference theme from the perspective of more than one discipline.

Call for submissions now open

All abstracts and papers will be blind peer reviewed. All papers and posters will be included in the Book of Proceedings with an assigned ISBN.

For details of how to submit, see the following pages:

Paper submissions

Poster submissions

In addition to full papers and posters, we are also inviting contributions from postgraduate (and strong undergraduate) students to take part in a series of Round Table events on the evening (GMT) of 5 May 2021. 

For details of how to the part, please see the following page:

Student Roundtable