Call for Papers:
The New Research
in Dress History Conference

London, England

CFP Submission Deadline:
The call for papers will open in 2022

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) intends to hold the conference in person at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, England.

Submit to Present:

To submit a proposal to present a 15-minute (maximum) paper at the conference, simply email the following information by the deadline as a .doc or .docx attachment (not a .pdf).

  • Title of your presentation (which includes references to the topic, date, and region of your research).
  • A 150-word (maximum) abstract (without footnotes) that describes your presentation.
  • A 50-word (maximum) biography to be published in the PDF programme.
  • An image that represents your presentation (with a complete reference/citation), to be published in the PDF programme.

The ADH only requires the above text to speak at our conferences; we do not require the completed paper or presentation. Conference presenters, are, though, encouraged to develop their presentation into an article to submit to The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians.

Potential ADH conference speakers are not required to hold an ADH membership at the time of proposal submission; however, all accepted conference speakers must hold a current annual ADH membership for the year in which they present. The term “conference speaker” includes all those who participate in the conference, including speakers, panel chairs, poster presentations, et cetera. This policy does not include conference attendees in the audience, who are welcome to purchase a non-ADH member ticket. ADH memberships are £10 per year and support our charity and scholarship in dress history.