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Focus on Irish Textiles Event (FITE) 2011

Postby Aislinn on Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:13 pm

Call for Papers/Presentations

Focus on Irish Textiles Event
Saturday 26 November 2011


Proposals are invited for papers and presentations for the upcoming Focus on Irish Textiles Event (FITE) which will be held in Cork on Saturday 26 November 2011. FITE (an Irish word meaning “woven”) aims to bring together all who have an interest in historical textiles and to showcase the high quality of research undertaken in this area.

Proposals on any aspect of textiles worn or produced in Ireland up to 1700, and from all disciplines, are welcome in order to encourage as wide a discussion as possible. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
- individual extant artefacts and garments,
- study of contemporary depictions: carvings, drawings, descriptions, etc,
- reproducing garments,
- textile manufacture in Ireland.

Presentations including reproductions are particularly encouraged.

Proposals for 15 minute papers/presentations should be sent to irishtextiles@gmail.com or submitted via the website: https://sites.google.com/site/fitecork/callforpapers

A proposal/abstract could include any or all of the following: the idea of your presentation; an outline of the content; the context of your research; the sources/methodology used; findings/conclusions drawn. Please aim for 100-150 words.

The closing date for proposals is Tuesday, 1 November 2011.

Email queries to irishtextiles@gmail.com.
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Re: Focus on Irish Textiles Event (FITE) 2011

Postby Aislinn on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:06 pm

In response to some queries received:

The core idea of FITE is for re-enactors - and others who are interested in the area - to get together and share our research into textiles and clothing produced and worn in Ireland up to 1700. Many of us have researched a particular garment, image, text, etc but have not had an opportunity to share the knowledge gained with others; similarly most of us do not have time to research every avenue that interests us. FITE will be an opportunity to both present your own research and to benefit from the research conducted by others.

The event, which will be held in Cork City on Saturday 26 November 2011, will run in a similar format to a conference. Each presenter/speaker will talk about their topic for c. 15 minutes followed by questions from the audience.

Confirmed presentations include:
The Moy Gown: Dating and Replicating and
Male Viking Age Shaggy Mantle

A full programme will be circulated within a week of the call for presentations closing next Tuesday
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