The Politics of Dress and Identity in Eastern Mediterranean Societies, Past and Present, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, March 24–26, 2016
The NWO project Fitting In/Standing Out (FISO), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, together with the University of Salento, Lecce, and the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, is proud to present the international symposium The Politics of Dress and Identity in Eastern Mediterranean Societies, Past andPresent, organized by Tineke Rooijakkers and Rosita D’Amora. This symposium will take place from 24 March to 26 March 2016 in the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.
This symposium takes an interdisciplinary, diachronic, and comparative approach to explore the interplay between dress and identity in the greater Mediterranean basin, with a special focus on Muslim societies and interconnected cultures. It brings together scholars from different disciplines, using a wide spectrum of methods, with the aim of putting perceptions of dress in the past and present into a broader perspective. Themes that recur throughout the papers are dress as part of the representation of the Self and the Other – both in itself and in depictions – and the entanglement of sartorial indicators of culture, status, and religion.
Attendance is free, but space is limited, so please register before 15 March.