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.
The Association of Dress Historians is delighted to announce our two international conferences during 2021 and the corresponding Calls For Papers, which are due during 2020. Everyone is warmly welcomed to submit a proposal to present at our conferences.
1 September 2020 is the Call For Papers deadline for our annual New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 23–24 April 2021 at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, England. Read about this CFP here!
1 December 2020 is the Call For Papers deadline for The International Conference of Dress Historians, which will be held on 21–22 October 2021 in Turin, Italy. The title and theme of this conference is Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums. Read about this CFP here!
Article submissions are encouraged for these special themed issues of The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians.
A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2020
Topics of potential articles could include clothes in ballet, opera, theatre, pantomime, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, et cetera, of any time period and culture or region of the world.
Curation and Conservation:
Dress and Textiles in Museums
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2021
Topics of potential articles could include Conservation (ie, planning and intervention problems; applied studies and diagnostic analyses) or Museum Displays (ie, organisation and exhibition curation between past and present; exhibition practices and museography).
Articles outside these specific themes can be submitted to email@example.com any time during the year.
Article submission guidelines are published in the latest issue of The Journal of Dress History, which is freely available on this website.
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