Call for Papers

ADH Call For Papers & Submissions

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) warmly welcomes submissions to our conferences, events and The Journal of Dress History. Please read on in date order of call deadline.

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Call for abstracts: MA Graduates Roundtable 2024

5 July 2024

Online via Zoom

Organised in collaboration with the ADH Mentoring Scheme, this inaugural event provides a platform for recent MA graduates – in any field related to fashion studies – to showcase their research and engage in meaningful dialogue with fellow scholars and industry experts.

Call for Abstracts (CFA) is now open. View it here.

Submission Details

Please send your dissertation abstract (300 words max) alongside a short biography (100 words max) to by 00:00 BST on Friday 14 June 2024.

Submissions must be relevant to the field of fashion studies, encompassing a wide range of topics and including all degrees in different disciplines but with a dissertation topic that is fashion or textile related.

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in fashion studies or a related field within the past two years (June 2022 – present) to be eligible for consideration. They must also be a member of the ADH, whether current or pending.

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Call for Papers: Dress and Painting: Clothing and Textiles in Art Autumn International Conference

7-8 October 2024
at the National Portrait Gallery, London

The conference aims to bring together scholars, professionals, and practitioners to explore and examine the wide range of interconnections between dress, textiles and painting across any culture or region of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

Find the full call for papers here.

Submission Details

We welcome submissions for a 15–20-minute research presentation. To submit your proposal please send an abstract of no more than 200 words alongside a biography of no more than 50 words and an optional illustrative image with caption to be included in an online programme to by 00:00 BST on Sunday 28 April 2024.

The conference is guest chaired by Anna Reynolds (Royal Collection Trust) and co-convened by Kirsten Burrall (Deputy Chair of ADH).

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Journal of Dress History call for submission

Dress and Art: Clothing and Textiles in Painting and Portraiture

Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2024

Articles addressing the study of clothing and textiles in paintings and portraiture, of any culture or region of the world from before classical antiquity to the present day. Submit a brief outline of your proposal to


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ADH membership is open to anyone who has an interest in dress and textile histories. Membership is only 10.00 GBP per year and is valid from the date of purchase.

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