CFP: "Rags and Riches"

We are pleased to announce that the call for papers is open for the one day interdisciplinary conference “Rags and Riches: dress and dress accessories in social context”, to be held at the University of Reading on the 21st April 2012. This conference aims to bring together archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and others from related disciplines to discuss current issues of methodology, theory and interpretation of dress and dress accessories, from prehistory to the present day.
Details about the call for papers can be found at
We are requesting 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers on themes relating to the social context of dress from all periods and regions, which should be sent to The deadline for submissions is the 17th February 2012.
Announcements will be posted at the web address above, but we can also found on facebook ( and twitter (@riches_and_rags).

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