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11th Biennial Symposium of TSA in Hawaii on Sept 24-27, 2008

May '07
THE ELEVENTH BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 24-27, 2008.

Textiles as Cultural Expressions, the symposium theme, will serve as a springboard for discussions across disciplines, as well as for in-depth explorations of specific topics.

TSA encourages presentations on textiles from all parts of the globe and from textile-related disciplines including (but not limited to): anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, marketing, mathematics, economics, history, indigenous traditions, linguistics, theatre, and the physical and social sciences. Scholars, artists, gallery and museum professionals, educators, and lovers of textiles are encouraged to submit proposals.

Textiles serve as a means of communicating cultural values, as a medium for social cohesion, and they link science and technology, architecture and design, music and the performing arts.

We are particularly interested in explorations of textiles as story-telling media, as mythological objects, as “woven” archetypes, and as evidence of a life lived, showing the interconnectedness of culture and between generation.

Honolulu, the cosmopolitan capital of the state of Hawaii, has a long history of cross-cultural expressions. Because of its rich international diversity of peoples, cultures, and institutions, Hawaii is central to the discourse of this symposium.

The main sessions will take place at the Sheraton-Waikiki, a hotel with outstanding conference facilities. TSA has been granted an excellent room rate extending from three days before the symposium to three days after.

Many local museums and galleries are planning exciting exhibitions and site seminars.

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