CFP: Costume Research in Australasia

Type of post: Association news item
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Posted By: Glen McGillivray
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017

NIDA Graduate School Centre for Contemporary Performance Ideas
9 – 5 pm, November 14
th & 15th, 2017.

Peter Ivany Reception Room, Level 3, Graduate School National Institute of Dramatic Art
215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW.

The Costume Research in Australasia seminar will offer an opportunity for mentoring and feedback to postgraduate research candidates, early career researchers and academics conducting research in the emerging field of performance costume studies, or in related artistic fields involving dress and performance.

NIDA is pleased to host this inaugural seminar which will take place over two days on Tuesday 14
th and Wednesday 15th November.  The two day long event will involve
short presentations by researchers on their work in progress. Following each paper researchers will receive feedback from a panel lead by Key Respondent Professor Sofia Pantouvaki from Aalto University, Helsinki.

The event will include an informal social gathering on Tuesday night at a nearby restaurant at participants’ own cost. There will also be an opportunity to view NIDA’s graduating courses exhibition and tour the NIDA costume production facilities.

Lunch, coffee and morning tea is available at participant’s own cost at the NIDA CafĂ©, the nearby University of NSW Kensington campus, or bring your own.

Metered parking is available adjacent to NIDA in the UNSW car park (entry via Day Ave) or limited street parking is available around the area.

Frequent buses operate to NIDA.

Presentation Submissions DeadlineOctober 29th

If you are interested in presenting please register, pay and provide your title, abstract (200 words) and biography (150 words) by Friday 29th October.

It is intended that submissions for presentations should come from either Doctoral or Masters by Research candidates, early career researchers, designers engaged in scholarly research, as well as scholars engaged in post-doctoral research projects. The focus is on research in progress rather than on completed conference papers, though we welcome presentations that are being developed for presentation at other conferences and events, or for publication.  We are limited to 20 presentations over the two days, so please get in quick to make sure yours is included.

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and AV projection will be provided.

Seminar Registration DeadlineNovember 8

Attendees are welcome to come and hear the presentations and take part in the seminar activities. There are only 40 places available for attendees.

Registration for both presenters and attendees includes attendance at any or all of the presentations, a booklet of abstracts, a guided tour of the NIDA Graduation Exhibition EXPONIDA and the NIDA costume production facilities.

Early Bird (to 15 September)               $35 Regular (closes 8 November)     $40

Presenter and attendee registration and payment is available through the NIDA events page at:

For further information contact seminar convener, Dr Suzanne Osmond at