Grants, Awards & Honors

Grants:

Adele Filene Student Presenter Grant

College and University Collection Care Grant

CSA Travel Research Grant

Stella Blum Student Research Grant

Small Museum Collection Care Grant

Angels Project

Awards &
Honors:

Award of Excellence in Costume Design/Technology

CSA Fellow Award

Millia Davenport Publication Award

Richard Martin Exhibition Award

Scholars' Roundtable Honor

 

CSA Scholars' Roundtable Honor

Purpose

The CSA Scholars’ Roundtable recognizes those who exemplify high standards in costume scholarship and charges them with leading a National Symposium event that stimulates consideration and discussion of an issue pertaining to costume scholarship.

Description

The Scholars' Roundtable was formed in 1997 to enhance costume scholarship, taking it in innovative and interdisciplinary directions through a program at the CSA National Symposium. Presented in various formats throughout the years, under the current format a complex or potentially contentious topic relating to the field of costume studies is chosen for disscussion each year. Three to four scholars, selected for their varied insights, experiences, and viewpoints regarding that topic, each briefly explore aspects of the subject and then encourage attendees to join the discussion.

Eligibility

Nominees should be those who:

  • are members of the Costume Society of America
  • have particular experience in or insight into an aspect of the selected scholarly issue
  • are interested in considering and debating the issue from many angles
  • have done or who are doing innovative work in the field of costume
  • are willing to work collaboratively and help to lead a dynamic discussion
  • Nomination Deadline

    Nominations for the 2015 Scholars’ Roundtable are due by January 31, 2015.

    Nomination Procedure

    Self nominations are accepted. If nominating another, please obtain the potential nominee's consent if possible. Submit the nominee's name and contact information to:

    Jo Paoletti, Scholars' Roundtable Committee Chair
    American Studies Department
    4115 Susquehanna
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742

    email: jo.paoletti@gmail.com

    The committee contacts nominees, who by February 15 submit a 200-word abstract of their five-minute presentation along with a paragraph explaining how their experience and/or scholarship has prepared them to take a leadership role on the panel.

    Selection Criteria

    Nominees will be evaluated on:

  • particular insight into, knowledge of, or experience with the issue to be discussed
  • complementary contribution to those of other scholars to ensure a multi-faceted discussion
  • high standards of innovative scholarship
  • demonstrated critical thinking about scholarly ideas and approaches
  • potential to work collaboratively to create a stimulating presentation
  • ability to help lead a dynamic discussion
  • Scholars' Roundtable Schedule

    The Scholars' Roundtable Committee selects the topic for the next National Symposium and solicits nominations for scholars to discuss that issue. Nominations for 2015 are due by January 15, and each nominee submits an abstract and supporting paragraph by February 15. Nominees will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 15. Selected roundtable scholars then work together with the Scholars' Roundtable Chair and Committee to coordinate brief presentations from each panelist and ensure a stimulating discussion.

    Questions? Contact Jo Paoletti, Scholars' Roundtable Committee Chair, at jo.paoletti@gmail.com.

     

    CSA Scholars' Roundtable Honor Recipients

    Click on year to view CSA Scholars' Roundtable presentation summary.

    2014:
    Dr. Kimberly Chrisman Campbell
    Independent Scholar
    Glendale, CA

    Dr. Jo Barraclough Paoletti
    Associate Professor, American Studies, Unversity of Maryland
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Petra Slinkard
    Curator of Costumes, Chicago History Museum
    Chicago, Illinois

    2013:
    Sara Marcketti
    Associate Professor, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management,Iowa State University
    Ames, Iowa

    Christina Johnson
    Associate Curator, FIDM Museum & Galleries
    Los Angeles, California

    Dr. Ann B. Wass
    History/Museum Specialist, Riversdale House Museum
    Riverdale Park, Maryland

    2012:
    Dr. Elizabeth J.W. Barber
    Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Archaeology, Occidental College
    Los Angeles, California

    Cynthia Cooper
    Head, Collections and Research/Curator, Costume and Textiles,
    McCord Museum
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Mark D. Hutter
    Senior Journeyman Tailor, Historic Trades, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    Williamsburg, Virginia

    2011:
    Anne Bissonnette
    Marilyn DeLong
    Howard Kurtz

    2009 - 2010:
    Hiatus of Scholars' Roundtable

    2008:
    Tina Bates
    Joseph Hancock
    Gayle Strege

    2007:
    Catherine Amoroso Leslie
    Jean Parsons
    Dennita Sewell

    2006:
    Hiatus of Scholars' Roundtable

    2005:
    Sandra Buckland
    Jacqueline Field
    Elaine Pedersen

    2004:
    Hiatus of Scholars' Roundtable Honor

    2003:
    Hiatus of Scholars' Roundtable Honor

    2002:
    Nancy Bryant
    Edward Maeder
    Charlotte Jirousek
    Laurel Wilson

    2001:
    Joanne Eicher
    JoAnn Stabb
    Sally Helvenston
    Margaret Spicer
    Naomi Tarrant

    2000:
    Patricia Anawalt
    Beverly Chico

    1999:
    Patricia A. Cunningham
    Jane Farrell-Beck
    Valerie Steele

    1998:
    Linda Baumgarten
    Claudia Brush Kidwell
    Elizabeth J. W. Barber
    Joy Emery

    1997:
    Jean Druesedow
    Jo B. Paoletti
    Phyllis Tortora
    Patricia Campbell Warner
    Linda Welters

     

    For application materials, specific eligibility requirements, or more detailed information, please contact the National Office. Include the name of the grant in your request.