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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.

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.

The ADH annual 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 a UK venue (Manchester or London) and online via Zoom. We are currently finalising venue details and will announce these as soon as available.

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.

The ADH annual International Conference 2023
Call for papers will open 1 October 2022. Please check back here for details.

Journal of Dress History call for submission

Marginalized Dress Histories: Exploring the “Other” in Dress, Textiles, and Accessories

Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2023

All dress history topics of marginalized histories are welcomed for this special themed issue. Submit a brief outline of your proposal to journal@dresshistorians.org.

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 journal@dresshistorians.org.

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