Research Abstracts

from CSA Annual Meetings & Symposia

The peer-reviewed abstracts of oral and poster presentations summarize the broad extent of costume research, from historical and cultural analyses to educational, curatorial, and conservation practices. Each edition also highlights special sessions in which scholars discuss diverse issues facing the profession.

This annual, paperbound edition of abstracts is distributed to each member attending the national symposium and is available for purchase in our bookstore.

Electronic Copies

As a benefit of membership, Costume Society of America members may access, for free, electronic copies of CSA Abstracts.

43rd Annual Meeting: 2017

Portal to Progress: Transformations in Technology, Diversity in Dress

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41st Annual Meeting: 2015

Alamo a la Mode: Defending the Importance of Dress

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42nd Annual Meeting: 2016

The Full Cleveland: Dress as Communication, Self-Expression, and Identity

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40th Annual Meeting: 2014

Reflecting Forward:
40 Years of CSA

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39th Annual Meeting: 2013

Mining the History of Costume:
Fantasy and Fact

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38th Annual Meeting: 2012

Atlanta Global Gateway: Dress Scholarship in the 21st Century

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37th Annual Meeting: 2011

Boston Uncommon:
Revolution & Evolution in Dress

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36th Annual Meeting: 2010

Crossroads:
From Cowhide to Couture

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35th Annual Meeting: 2009

Costume Crossing Borders:
A Cultural Journey

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34th Annual Meeting: 2008

Looking Beyond the Mask:
Disguise, Identity, Costume

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33rd Annual Meeting: 2007

Faires, Fiestas and Expositions:
Costume as Cultural Exchange

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