Call for papers: In the loop 3


Knitting from the Montse Stanley Collection
Knitting from the Montse Stanley Collection

The voices of knitting

A three day international conference

Dedicated to the memory of Richard Rutt

Discovery Centre, Winchester  5 – 7 September 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Carol Christiansen, Jonathan Faiers, Jessica Hemmings, Hazel Hughson and Martin Polley

In response to the success of both In the Loop 1 & 2, and with reference to the continuing interest in knitting, this third interdisciplinary conference proposes an exploration of knitting through a range of voices covering a variety of themes. Papers that cross geographical or chronological boundaries in the following areas are of particular interest:


Knitting – discovery and exploration

Knitting – representation in film, literature, music, poetry and the internet

Knitting – wellbeing and therapy

Knitting – in sport

Knitting – voices from across the world

Knitting – adornment

We welcome new and recent research in the form of short abstracts comprising up to 300 words from practitioners, knitters, historians, conservators, theorists, educators, curators, technologists and the industry. Abstracts will be considered for formal 20 minute papers.


Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2012

Notification of decision: April 1, 2012

All enquires and abstracts to the Conference Administrator:

Further information at

This is a collaborative event between the Discovery Centre, Winchester and the University of Southampton Library.  The conference organisers are Nick Coates and Linda Newington.

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