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.

ADH Call For Papers & Submissions

Call for papers: New Research in Dress History Conference 2023

The call for papers is open for our Spring 2023 New Research in Dress History Conference. The conference will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and online via Zoom. 

The New Research in Dress History conference welcomes submissions from researchers new to the field of dress history and currently undertaking studies. We are particularly interested in hearing about new perspectives and new discoveries on themes covering dress, adornment, and its materials, from diverse worldviews and addressing global histories. We encourage submissions from candidates with educational, personal, and cultural backgrounds who may consider themselves outside of established academia. The New Research conference offers a welcoming and supportive environment to anyone new to presenting in a scholarly discussion forum.

To be considered for a 15 minute presentation, please submit:

  • A 150 word abstract describing what you will present
  • A 50 word biography about yourself
  • An image of yourself or representing your subject, to be published online in the conference programme (this can be embedded or as a separate attachment)

to NewResearch@dresshistorians.org by 00:00 GMT, Monday 2 January 2023.

Presenters will be expected to be members of the ADH at the time of their presentation and purchase conference attendance. 

Abstracts will be selected by a panel consisting of ADH committee members and an invited expert in the field of dress history. Candidates will be informed of the panel’s decision within approximately four weeks of the submission deadline.


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