Symposium: Fashion As Academic Discipline, 6th May

“Fashion As Academic Discipline”

A half-day symposium on fashion studies

Fashion studies is still new to academic research in Finland. This symposium will open up viewpoints to this emerging interdisciplinary field of research. The symposium will show how fashion can be studied, and how important a role fashion plays in the life of individuals, and in understanding culture and the world.

Time: 6th May 2015, 1–5 pm
Location: Arje Scheinin Lecture Hall, Dentalia, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, University of Turku


13.15 Professor Susanna Paasonen:
Welcoming words

13.30 Dr. Annamari Vänskä:
Why Study Fashion?

14.15 Dr. Shaun Cole:
Sexualities, masculinities and fashion studies

15.00 Coffee Break

15.30 Dr. Sophie Woodward:
Materialising fashion: Old jeans, wardrobes and dormant things

16.15 Dr. Agnès Rocamora:
Mediatization and digitization in the field of Fashion

17.00 Closing words

The symposium is organised in collaboration with Media Studies and IIPC – International Institute for Popular Culture, University of Turku.

For more information about the lectures and speakers, see here:

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