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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.

Conference CFPs

The New Research in Dress History Conference
Deadline: 11:59pm GMT, Friday, 1 November 2019

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) will hold its annual New Research in Dress History Conference at The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft in Gothenburg, Sweden during Wednesday–Thursday, 19–20 August 2020. For this conference, the ADH welcomes proposals to present research on any aspect of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day. To submit a proposal to speak at the conference, simply email the following information to ADHCFP@gmail.com as a .doc or .docx attachment (not a .pdf) by the deadline of 11:59pm GMT, Friday 1 November 2019: include your name, email address, descriptive paper title, 200–word (maximum) abstract (without footnotes), 120–word (maximum) biography (written in essay format), and one .jpg image (with reference) that represents your paper. If selected to present at the conference, this submission information will appear in the published conference programme. During the two–day conference, 19–20 August 2020, there will be two concurrent panels in two separate rooms at The Röhsska Museum: one room will feature 10–minute presentations while the other room will feature 20–minute presentations. When submitting a proposal to speak at the conference, specify which presentation length you prefer (10 minutes or 20 minutes). Potential conference speakers are not required to hold an ADH membership at the time of proposal submission; however, all conference speakers must hold a current ADH membership at the time of the conference during which they present. ADH memberships are only £10 per year per individual and help support our charity.

Costume Drama: A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen
Deadline: 11:59pm GMT, Sunday, 1 December 2019

This is the Call For Papers deadline for The International Conference of Dress Historians that will be held on Monday, 2 November 2020 at the historic Coopers Hall at the Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED, England. Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English–speaking world. The theme of the ADH International Conference of Dress Historians in 2020 is Costume Drama: A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen. To celebrate dress in theatre, film, and television, The Association of Dress Historians will convene an international conference that explores academic research into clothes for stage and screen, which could include clothes in ballet, opera, theatre, pantomime, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, et cetera, of any culture or region of the world. The Association of Dress Historians encourages the submission of conference paper proposals from students, early career researchers, and established professionals. All conference paper presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. To submit a proposal to present at the ADH conference on 2 November 2020, simply email the following information to ADH Executive Committee Member, Janet Mayo, at birchmayo@yahoo.co.uk as a .doc or .docx attachment (not a .pdf) by the deadline of 11:59pm GMT, Sunday, 1 December 2019. All presentation proposals must include only your name, email address, descriptive paper title, 200–word (maximum) abstract (without footnotes), 120–word (maximum) biography (written in essay format in the third person), one jpg image (which needs to be cropped at exactly 500 pixels in height) that represents your paper, and a complete reference for the image. Potential conference speakers are not required to hold an ADH membership at the time of proposal submission; however, all conference speakers must hold a current ADH membership at the time of the conference during which they present. ADH memberships are £10 per year per individual and help support our charity.

Journal CFPs

The Victorian Age: 1819–1901
Deadline: 11:59pm GMT, Sunday, 1 December 2019

This is the Call For Papers deadline for article submissions for the special themed issue of The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians. Articles are welcome for this special themed issue on the topic of The Victorian Age: A History of Dress, Textiles, and Accessories, 1819–1901. Topics of potential articles include any aspect of dress, textiles, and accessories for womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear of any culture or region of the world during the lifetime of Queen Victoria, 1819–1901. (Articles outside this theme can be submitted to journal@dresshistorians.org any day during the year.) Articles must be between 4000 words (minimum) and 6000 words (maximum), which includes footnotes but excludes the required 120–word (maximum) abstract, five (minimum) images with references, the tiered bibliography (that separates Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Internet Sources, et cetera), and 120–word (maximum) author’s biography. Please submit articles as a Word document to journal@dresshistorians.org.

Clothes for Stage and Screen
Deadline: 11:59pm GMT, Tuesday, 1 December 2020

This is the Call For Papers deadline for article submissions for the special themed issue of The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians. Articles are welcome for this special themed issue on the topic of Costume Drama: A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen. Topics of potential articles could include clothes in ballet, opera, theatre, pantomime, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, et cetera, of any culture or region of the world. (Articles outside this theme can be submitted to journal@dresshistorians.org any time during the year.) Articles must be between 4000 words (minimum) and 6000 words (maximum), which includes footnotes but excludes the required 120–word (maximum) abstract, five (minimum) images with captions, the tiered bibliography (that separates Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Internet Sources, et cetera), and 120–word (maximum) author’s biography. Please submit articles as a Word document to journal@dresshistorians.org.

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