Membership

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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.

Virginia Wimberley
Virginia Schreffler Wimberley
Secretary, ADH Awards Sub–Committee

Dr. Virginia Schreffler Wimberley holds a PhD in archaeological textiles from The Ohio State University and teaches classes in history of costume and textiles at The University of Alabama in the United States. She is the Graduate Director for the Master’s Program in Clothing and Textiles, teaches graduate courses in research methods for clothing and textiles, and mentors graduate students. Her current research includes material culture, eco–friendly fibers, and eco–friendly design. She has authored or co–authored articles published in Archaeological Chemistry, Ars Textrina, Florida Anthropologist, Material History Review, Textiles: Journal of Cloth and Culture and book chapters in Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas, Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky and Perishable Material Culture of the Northeastern United States.

Kirsty Hassard
Kirsty Hassard
ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member

Kirsty Hassard is a curator at The Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland, and was previously assistant curator of furniture, textiles, and fashion at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. She worked on the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion and Mary Quant exhibitions. She holds an MLitt in Dress and Textile Histories from The University of Glasgow and a PGDip in Museum and Gallery Studies from The University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Her research is focused on work, and the relationship between fashion and print culture during the eighteenth century. She has published in Contemporanea and a book chapter in European Fans in the 17th and 18th Centuries: Images, Accessories, and Instruments of Gesture (De Gruyter, 2020).

Martin Pel
Martin Pel
ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member

Martin Pel is curator of fashion at the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove, England. He has published books on Biba and 1920s fashion. Martin worked on the exhibition, Gluck: Art and Identity, for Brighton Museum (18 November 2017 to 11 March 2018) which was co–curated by Professor Amy de la Haye (University of the Arts, London). For the exhibition, Martin and Amy worked closely with Diana Souhami, Gluck’s biographer, cultural historian Elizabeth Wilson, art historian Gill Clarke, exhibition maker Jeff Horsley, and creative director of Pallant House, Simon Martin. Martin Pel was a co–author of the exhibition catalogue, Gluck: Art and Identity (Yale University Press, 2017).

June Rowe
June Rowe
ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member

Dr. June Rowe was awarded her PhD in 2020 from the University of the Arts, London for a material culture and object-based study of the interrelationship between the display mannequin and feminine silhouettes. The study examined exemplars of fashionable femininity through historical shifts in figurative mannequin forms. She was a recipient of a Rootstein Hopkins Doctoral Bursary Award from the University of the Arts, London for her thesis. June holds an MA in the History of Design and Material Culture from the University of Brighton. In 2018 June published a chapter for the edited volume Fashioning Professionals: Identity and Representation at Work in the Creative Industries by Leah Armstrong and Felice McDowell. The chapter “Designer Unknown: Documenting the Mannequin Maker”, examined the role of female mannequin designers and their contribution to the fashion industry and fashion media. June is an associate lecturer at Central St Martins, London.

Emmy Sale
Emmy Sale
ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member

Emmy Sale holds a BA in Fashion and Dress History and an MA in History of Design and Material Culture, from The University of Brighton, England. Her research interests include homemade clothing, women’s periodicals, and interwar beachwear. Emmy has been the recipient of the following awards during her studies: The Association of Dress Historians Student Fellowship 2018, Design History Society Student Essay Prize 2018, and The Costume Society’s The Yarwood Award 2019. Emmy published an article, titled, “‘It Is Not Impossible to Look Nice Sitting About on the Beach:’ The Influence of Magazines in the Making and Wearing of Hand-Knitting Bathing Suits by Young Working Women in England during the 1930s,” in the Autumn 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History. Emmy is Social Media Officer of The Association of Dress Historians, and her role involves overseeing the ADH social media platforms.

Ariana Torres
Ariana Torres
ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member

Ariana Torres holds an MA in History of Art from University of York, England. Her dissertation, titled, Fashion, Commodification, and the Surrealist Self in the Photographic Collaboration Between Man Ray and Elsa Schiaparelli 1931-1937, explored Schiaparelli’s intersection of Surrealism and commerce during the 1930s through the medium of both fashion and avant-garde magazines (including Harper’s Bazaar and Minotaure). Her previous experience includes registrarial work at Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California, where she was responsible for the research and management of over 3000 objects of adornment and trade beads from various periods and cultures. During 2018-2020, Ariana also served as Scholarship Chair on the board for Collections Stewardship for the American Alliance of Museums where she reviewed Annual Meeting scholarships to support underrepresented and marginalized individuals in the museum field. Her research interests include historical to contemporary jewellery and surrealist themes in modern to contemporary fashion.

Kirsten Burrall
Kirsten Burrall
Awards Sub-Committee Chair

Kirsten Burrall is the team leader of the Awards Sub-Committee. She is committed to gathering nominations and presenting awards for Book of the Year, as well as several grants and post-graduate student awards. She is the owner and lead appraiser for Belle Historica: Fine Art Appraisals and Consultations. Her scholarly interest is in European textile and costume histories, specifically Medieval to Early Modern liturgical vestments and textiles, as well as costume and fashion design during the Aesthetic Movement and into the early twentieth century. She earned a BA in art history and studio art from Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, and studied art history in Madrid, Spain, and Athens, Greece. She also interned at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Kirsten has an MA in art history from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Kirsten is passionate about the stewardship of textile and costume collections and advocating for arts access in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, where she lives with her husband. Kirsten can be reached at awards@dresshistorians.org. 

Previous Awards Sub-Committee Members

2019-2020

Chair, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Janet Mayo
Independent Scholar
Bristol, England

Secretary, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Elli Michaela Young
The University of Brighton
Brighton, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Penelope Byrde
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts
London, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Elizabeth Owen
Cosprop Ltd.
London, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Martin Pel
Royal Pavilion and Museums
Brighton and Hove, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Suzanne Rowland
The University of Brighton
Brighton, England

2017-2018

Chair, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Aileen Ribeiro
The Courtauld Institute of Art
London, England

Secretary, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Elli Michaela Young
The University of Brighton
Brighton, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Timothy Long
The Museum of London
London, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Janet Mayo
Independent Scholar
Bristol, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Elizabeth Owen
Cosprop
London, England

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Suzanne Rowland
The University of Brighton
Brighton, England