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The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

Awards Sub-Committee Members

The 2019–2020 ADH Awards Sub-Committee is comprised of the following ADH members.

Chair, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Janet Mayo

Janet Mayo is a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Dress Historians, a Trustee, and she chairs the ADH Awards Sub–Committee. Janet has been a member of the ADH since its conception as CHODA. Her first degree was in theology at Birmingham University, and she followed it with an MA in History of Dress, taught by Aileen Ribeiro, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, specialising in British eighteenth century dress. Janet wrote her MA dissertation on Aesthetic Dress at the end of the nineteenth century. This combination of degrees led to the publication of A History of Ecclesiastical Dress (BT Batsford, 1984). Janet worked as a Costume Supervisor in the theatre and opera, finally head of costume at The National Theatre, London, during the time of Sir Peter Hall and Richard Eyre. In Brussels, Janet worked in the uniforms section of the Textiles Department of The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History.

Secretary, ADH Awards Sub–Committee:
Elli Michaela Young

Elli Michaela Young is a PhD candidate at The University of Brighton, England. Her research focuses on the use of fashion and textiles in the production of Jamaican identities during the period of transition from colony to an independent nation (1950–1975). Elli studied at London Metropolitan University for her undergraduate degree in Design and Goldsmith’s College for her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy. Her research interests include fashion and identities of the African diaspora. Elli currently works part–time as Administrator for the Design History Society and has extensive civil service experience (from communications and customer service to complaints handling), which she gained while working for The Ministry of Justice.

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Penelope Byrde

Penelope Byrde read Modern History at St. Andrews University before specialising in the history of dress for her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She was Curator at the Museum of Costume and Fashion Research Centre in Bath until 2002. After retiring, Penelope was joint editor of Costume, the dress studies journal published by The Costume Society, for five years. She is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, where she specialises in dress in eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century literature. She has written several books on the history of fashion, including, The Male Image: Men’s Fashions in Britain, 1300–1970 (BT Batsford, 1979); A Visual History of Costume: The Twentieth Century (BT Batsford, 1986); Nineteenth Century Fashion (BT Batsford, 1992); and Jane Austen Fashion (Excellent Press, 1999). Penelope is a member of The Advisory Board of The Journal of Dress History.

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Elizabeth Owen

Elizabeth Owen read the History of Art and Architecture at The University of East Anglia and the History of Dress at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has worked at the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court Palace; The Museum of London; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Christie’s South Kensington; and is now Curator of the reference collection belonging to Cosprop Ltd. She is the author of Fashion in Photographs, 1920–1940 (BT Batsford, 1993).

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Martin Pel

Martin Pel is curator of fashion at the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove. 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 was a co–author of the exhibition catalogue, Gluck: Art and Identity (Yale University Press, 2017). Martin is a member of the Advisory Board of The Journal of Dress History.

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Suzanne Rowland

Suzanne Rowland is a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton. She is studying the design, production, and consumption of ready made blouses during the 1910s, an interdisciplinary project that includes the study of surviving blouses, female consumers, factory practices, and industrial machinery. Suzanne has a BA in Cultural Studies from The University of Sussex, and an MA in History of Design and Material Culture from The University of Brighton, where she also lectures in Contextual Studies. Suzanne is the author of two books that recreate museum garments from the collections at Brighton Museum, and Worthing Museum: Making Edwardian Costumes for Women (The Crowood Press, 2016) and Making Vintage 1920s Clothes for Women (The Crowood Press, 2017).

The 2017–2018 ADH Awards Sub–Committee was comprised of the following ADH members.

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

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

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

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Janet Mayo
Independent Scholar

ADH Awards Sub–Committee Member:
Elizabeth Owen
Cosprop

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

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