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Membership is valid from the day of purchase for 365 days, renewed on a rolling annual basis. It contributes to conferences, awards and The Journal of Dress History. We offer you discounts and monthly Thoughts and Threads.

Conferences & Events

Call for Abstracts

5 July 2024

MA Graduates Roundtable

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in fashion studies or a related field within the past two years (June 2022 – present) to be eligible for consideration.


7-8 October 2024

Dress and Painting: Clothing and Textiles in Art Autumn Conference

Guest chaired by Anna Reynolds (Royal Collection Trust) and co-convened by Kirsten Burrall (Deputy Chair of ADH)

The Journal

The adh journal

Volume 7, Issue 1

Secret Messages in a Napoleonic Headdress: Hidden Identities in Empress Josephine’s Pearl and Cameo Diadem

Plus: Aprons for men and women in the Stuart Period: practical garment and fashion accessory



To further the ADH objective to support and promote the study and professional practice of dress and textile history, we offer a number of awards and grants, which include:

The Madeleine Ginsburg Internship Grant

The Aileen Ribeiro Image Grant


ADH is now operating mentor matching to support early career dress and textile scholars and professionals in gaining confidence with and expanding their skills and profiles. Mentors are able to assist with networking opportunities and research guidance.

ADH Awards

The Association of Dress Historians offer a number of awards, including:

ADH Book of the Year

The Association of Dress Historians Award

The Association of Dress Historians Postgraduate Article Award