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Hidden Stories / Human Lives: TSA Symposium


The 2020 Textile Society of America Symposium will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Park Plaza Hotel. To maximize scholarly interchange, the Symposium will consist of multiple, concurrent sessions, plenary and keynote speakers, “Warp speed” presentations, an afternoon of site seminars at local museums, showrooms, galleries, and exhibitions that intersect with the scholarly program.

In addition to the Symposium sessions and exhibitions, there will be a series of stimulating pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional institutions, special programs, receptions, and an awards ceremony. 

The theme Hidden Stories/Human Lives presents opportunities to reveal complex and hidden stories of global textile making and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, just as the voices of women of color, marginalized by the suffrage movement, are only now being recognized, the stories of the many human lives that have contributed – directly and indirectly – to textile making, including enslaved people, immigrant entrepreneurs, and industrial laborers, remain untold.

Link to TSA’s site here.

Earlier Event: September 29
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