Fashioned In History

Call for Proposals

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation invites the submission of proposals to present at the “Fashioned in History” conference, which will take place June 5-7, 2020 at Jamestown Settlement. The theme for the conference is “From Research to Recreation” and aims to explore the various methods for interpreting primary source material about historical clothing in order to recreate it in the 21st century. A keynote presentation will be given by The Tudor Tailor team, who “specialize in the social history of dress with practical guidance on reconstructing historical clothing for interpretive projects.”[i] More information about the conference will be available at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation website,

Proposals may be for hands-on workshops or traditional lectures and must be related to dress and adornment in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Proposals related to the theme are strongly encouraged but not required.

Those giving lectures will speak once on Friday of the conference to all attendees. Speakers will receive conference registration and a $100 honorarium. In order to maintain smaller class sizes, those giving workshops will teach their workshop twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Workshop presenters will receive conference registration, a $300 honorarium, and hotel accommodation.

Please submit proposals in a single PDF to by Tuesday, October 21, 2019.

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