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Past Conferences

Conference

Craft: What is Critical?

3 Nov - 4 Nov 2017

The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4DH

Conference

The conference will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to textile craft, considering the emerging dichotomy between handmade and machine/digital interventions in craft, asking the question: 'What is critical for textile craft in the 21st century?' »

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conferences@textilesociety.org.uk

New Research Strategies IV Symposium

Sat 27th May 2017
9.30am - 5pm

Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

New Research Strategies IV Symposium

The 2017 Textile Society Research Symposium brings together new research from a range of textile fields. Curators, historians, artists, academics and PhD students will present their research and the day will begin with a session of three speakers discussing post war textile designers.

Paula Day is no longer able to attend this event as previously advertised. The Textile Society wishes to apologise for wrongly describing Paula Day as the granddaughter of Lucienne and Robin Day; she is of course their daughter. We are truly sorry for any offence that this may have caused.

Free to attend but booking essential. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Call for presentations - ‘New Research Strategies IV’

Textile Society Biennial Research Symposium

1 Mar - 11 Apr 2017

Wellcome Trust, London

The 2017 Textile Society Research Symposium brings together new research from a range of textile fields.

If you are interested in presenting a paper on your research please email an abstract (approx. 300 words) to Dr Brenda King, Chair of the Textile Society: chair@textilesociety.org.uk by 11 April.
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chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Textile Futures

Technology, Materials and Preservation

Sat 5th November 2016
11.15am-5.15pm

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

Textile Futures

The Textile Society Annual conference will examine recent advances in textile design, materials and technology, particularly emerging ideas and approaches that may change the way we design, make, use and preserve textiles in the future.
The AGM for members will take place on the 5th of November. »

conferences@textilesociety.org.uk

Architecture and Textiles

6 Nov - 7 Nov 2015

Whitworth Art Gallery & Museum
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER

Architecture and Textiles

The conference explores the relationship between textiles and architectural form, examining how designers respond to the shape, scale and aesthetic character of buildings, and how they apply and adapt materials and processes to create textiles for public, corporate and private spaces.
Alice Kettle will make the keynote presentation. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Textiles:

New Research Strategies III

Sat 28th March 2015
10.25am-5pm. Registration 10am.

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

A symposium for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the field of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information.

Report here. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Ecclesiastical Textiles Study Day

Fri 27th March 2015
10.25am-5pm. Registration 10am.

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

Ecclesiastical Textiles Study Day

The Study Day aimed to highlight good practice, present case studies and offer some practical guidelines on various issues relating to these important textiles.

Report here. »

S.Andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Textiles, Communication and Politics

32nd Annual Conference

7 Nov - 9 Nov 2014

Wellcome Centre
Euston Road, London

Textiles, Communication and Politics

Our 2014 conference is on the theme of politics and textiles. Details are still to be confirmed but the conference will combine papers and study visits, as well as incorporating our AGM.

Full programme and booking form now available. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Textiles: Embroidering the Truth

Textile Society Annual Conference and AGM

1 Nov - 3 Nov 2013

Rex Makin Lecture Theatre
County Sessions House,(next to Walker Art Gallery) William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL

Textiles: Embroidering the Truth

This year's conference in Liverpool explored how studying evidence helps us to understand objects. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

New Research Strategies II

Sat 16th March 2013

Wellcome Collection
Euston Road, London

New Research Strategies II

A symposium for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the field of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information

Report here: »

text@textilesociety.org.uk

Silk Symposium

Fri 15th March 2013

Wellcome Collection
Euston Road, London

Silk Symposium

This one off symposium, in memory of Natalie Rothstein aims to encourage scholarship and the dissemination of new research.

Report here: »

text@textilesociety.org.uk

Textile Society 30th Anniversary Conference and AGM

2 Nov - 4 Nov 2012

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
London

Textile Society 30th Anniversary Conference and AGM

The Society celebrated its 30th anniversary with a conference dedicated to practice. Designers, makers and researchers all contributed papers and there were special tours and visits.

Papers will appear in the next issue of Text. Report here »

Textile Collections and the Sharing of Knowledge

29th AGM and Conference

25 Nov - 27 Nov 2011

Ashmolean Museum
Oxford

Textile Collections and the Sharing of Knowledge

Collections of textiles are not static; they change as we learn more about them and as they are used differently over time. Our speakers will show how collections are embedded with so many different forms of knowledge and how that knowledge can be extracted, reacted to, preserved and expanded. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Textiles: New Research strategies.

Research symposium

Sat 19th March 2011

Wellcome Conference Centre
183 Euston Road, London, NW1

Textiles: New Research strategies.

A symposium in for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the filed of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Textile Society AGM and Conference

RE : wind - Recycling and Sustainability

26 Nov 10 - 1 Jan 11

De Montfort University, Leicester

Textile Society AGM and Conference

Full review now available.
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debroberts1@googlemail.com

Two Cultures

Textile Society Conference and AGM 2009

25 Sep - 27 Sep 2009

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Two Cultures

Something Old, Something New

Textile Society AGM & Conference

5 Sep - 7 Sep 2008

Winchester

Something Old, Something New

The Textile Society's AGM is in Winchester this year. 3 packed days full of talks, visits and all things textile. »