Punjab Research Group

Fashioning Diasporas Friday 15-Saturday 16 May 2009

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on March 17, 2009

Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre


In association with Royal Holloway, University of London and the AHRC


This major international conference brings together some of the most exciting thinkers on fashion, culture and identity to explore the relationship of diaspora communities, objects and spaces to the processes of clothing production and consumption in historical and contemporary world cultures.  The first day considers the ways in which fashion has been used as a basis for establishing new identities and connecting with old ones by diaspora communities.  The second day discusses objects such as the sari, the cheongsam, and denim, and their design and reception.  The conference is part of the AHRC funded Fashioning Diaspora Space project.


Friday May 15

10.30 – Welcome and Introduction to the conference Professor Philip Crang (Royal Holloway University of London)

10.45 Refashioning the Islamic: British Islamic fashion designers and the search for culturally relevant dress for Muslims in the West – Emma Tarlo (Goldsmiths, University of London)

11.30 – Fashioning Ethnicities: Ghulam Sakina and the commercial spaces of multiculture – Claire Dwyer (University College London)

12.15 – Style- Fashion-Dress: From ‘Black’ to ‘Post-Black’ – Carol Tulloch (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Lunch and an opportunity to visit Moving Patterns at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

2.30 – Changing Alliances in Changing Diasporas: California garment workers in the 1930s and Now – Susan Kaiser/Lesley Rabine

3.15 – The Long March West: The Conquest of London’s fashion industry by East End Jews – Andrew Godley (University of Reading)

4.30 – Filaments of History: Lace, Movement, and Migration in Nineteenth-Century Culture – Lara Kriegel (Florida International University)

5.15 – Patterns, Place and Heritage – Susan Roberts (Bridging Arts)

6.00 – Wine Reception


Saturday May 16

10.30 – Global Threads: Textile Exchange and Material Culture in the Early Modern World – Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick)

11.15 – Denim Jeans and Diaspora: Adapting to living in North London – Sophie Woodward (Nottingham Trent University)

12.00 – Territorial Tartan: Locating Conjugation – Jonathan Faiers (Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts)

1.45 – Chinese Gowns in Western Interiors: Transitionality and Transformation – Sarah Cheang (London College of Fashion)

2.30 – ‘Indiennes’ in England? Tracking textile migration in Britain, 1850-1900 – Sonia Ashmore (Victoria and Albert Museum)

3.45 – Diasporas and Diffusions: A Contrast in Clothes – Robert Ross (Leiden University)

4.30 – Response – Suzanne Kuechler (University College London)



£25 one day, £20 concessions, £5 students
£50 two days, £40 concessions, £10 students
To book call +44 (0)20 7942 2211

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