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
Calls For Papers

The Association of Dress Historians is delighted to announce our international conferences and the corresponding Calls For Papers. Everyone is warmly welcomed to submit a proposal to present at our conferences.

1 September 2020 is the Call For Papers deadline for our 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 September 2020 is the Call For Papers deadline for our New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 18-19 August 2021 at The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft in Gothenburg, Sweden. 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!

1 September 2021 is the Call For Papers deadline for The International Conference of Dress Historians, which will be held on 30 September-1 October 2022 at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, England. The title and theme of this conference is Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure: A History of Dress and Textiles. Read about this CFP here!

The Journal of Dress History
Calls for Papers

Article submissions are encouraged for these special themed issues of The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians.

Costume Drama:
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).

Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure:
A History of Dress and Textiles

Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2022

Topics of potential articles could include (but are not limited to) dress and textiles for sport activities, such as archery, cricket, cycling, football, golf, hiking, mountaineering, Olympic sports, riding, soccer, tennis, winter sports; or leisure activities, such as camping, dancing, fishing, gardening, holidays, hunting, photography, playing a musical instrument, roller-skating, shopping, sunbathing, water sports.

Articles outside these specific themes can be submitted to journal@dresshistorians.org any time during the year.

For more information about The Journal of Dress History, including Submission Guidelines, please visit our journal page.

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