A one day conference convened by the Crafts Study Centre and the International Textile Research Centre.
The theme of the conference is the resonant relationship between craft and text. This may take literal as well as
metaphorical forms: from critical analysis to ceremonial lettering and on to performance, where the craft object has
inspired poetry or dance.

We are calling for a series of short (30 minute) illustrated papers on the theme, from makers, writers, curators and
craft historians. The keynote speakers are the eminent academics and practitioners Professor Alice Kettle (Manchester
Metropolitan university) and Professor Ewan Clayton (Sunderland University). The conference is promoted with the
support of the Edward Johnson Foundation.

Please send abstracts (one side of A4) to solding@uca.ac.uk and lmillar@uca.ac.uk to arrive no later than 12 noon on
Monday 19 March 2018. Decisions on speakers will be made by Monday 26th March