ADH Events

Do you have an idea for an ADH event?

The ADH is always interested in hearing ideas for new events, curators’ or archivists’ tours, and networking get-togethers. The ADH is also interested in discussing potential new venues for our conferences.

Please contact us to discuss your ideas for new events and ADH conference venues. Thank you!

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) invites you to join our events!

Conferences are open to all, but discounted to ADH members.

Select additional events are exclusive to members, in recognition of their contribution to our charity.

To become an ADH member for 10.00 GBP per year visit our membership page.

Conference & Event Calendar

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ADH International Conference 2023

We are excited to announce “Add-Dressing Margins”: Historically Underrepresented Fashion and Style, an international hybrid and in-person conference and workshop in partnership with Drexel University. Centring work on historically marginalized communities, fashion, style, and dress in historic and modern contexts, the conference and workshop will be held at Philadelphia, PA, USA, Drexel University, 26-28 October 2023.

Further information on the call for papers, registration and the programme can be found on our International Conference 2023 page.

Winter Seminar Series 2023/24

The ADH monthly seminars via Zoom will return for 2023/24. Convened by Irene Calvi and Amelia O’Mahony-Brady, the programme will be announced in late summer 2023.

Spring 2024 Conference: Beau Brummell and New Masculinities

We are pleased to announce that The Association of Dress Historians is partnering with University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins to host the conference Beau Brummell and New Masculinities on 4 & 5 April 2024.

The conference is convened by Melanie Davies (Central Saint Martins), co-convened by Emily Taylor (ADH) and will include workshops and centre interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and conversation.

The call for papers is open. View it here.

To submit a proposal, please send: a 200-word abstract, a 100-word biography, and an image that can be published in the programme to Melanie Gale Davies ( by 00:00 GMT Thursday 30 November 2023.


Spring 2025: New Research in Dress and Textile History

A return to the ADH annual open call for new research. Venue to be confirmed.
Call for papers will open in April 2024.

Autumn International Conference 2024: Dress and Art: Clothing and Textiles in Portraiture

Planning in progress for 7 & 8 October at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
The call for papers will open in autumn 2023.


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ADH membership is open to anyone who has an interest in dress and textile histories. Membership is only 10.00 GBP per year and is valid from the date of purchase.

The support of our Members helps us to benefit scholarship with our conferences and events, Awards, and to operate The Journal of Dress History.