Archiving Fashion Conference: Mapping Fashion Collections

Gathering scholars to discuss the present and future of archiving fashion, textiles, and related material.

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 am–5 pm 
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fashion Institute of Technology
In-person and virtual 

This event is free and for the FIT Community and open to the public.

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The Archiving Fashion Conference: Mapping Fashion Collections will gather scholars, researchers, archivists, librarians, faculty, students, and professionals for a one-day event to discuss the present and future of fashion and textiles, and related material, in archives. A dedicated open-source website indexing global fashion archives that uses mapping technologies will be made available after the conference. 

The keynote event will be the launch of FIT’s Fashion Calendar Research Database, part of the digital humanities project “The Ruth Finley Collection: Digitizing 70 Years of the Fashion Calendar,” which was funded by a Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Learn about this year's presenters.

Academic Conference Committee

Natalie Nudell, FIT, and keynote speaker
Karen Trivette, FIT
Justine De Young, FIT
Lourdes Font, FIT
Hilary Davidson, FIT
Sophie Kurkdjian, American University of Paris
Gianluigi Di Giangirolamo, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne



Contact us at [email protected].

The Archiving Fashion Conference is supported with funding from the Kress Foundation and the Harnisch Foundation.

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The Fashion Calendar Research Database
is funded by CLIR (presented during the keynote).

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Land Acknowledgement: The Fashion Institute of Technology acknowledges the land politically designated as New York City to be the homeland of the Lenape (Lenapehoking) who were violently displaced as a result of European settler colonialism over the course of 400 years. The Lenape are a diasporic people that remain closely connected with this land and are its rightful stewards.