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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 Conferences & Events

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) invites you to join our events!

Conferences are open to all, but discounted to ADH members.

Select additional events are exclusive to members, in recognition of their contribution to our charity.

To become an ADH member for 10.00 GBP per year visit our membership page.

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27 May 2022:
The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) annual New Research in Dress History Conference at National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Ticket sales open on Monday 28 February at the ADH Eventbrite hub:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-association-of-dress-historians-annual-new-research-conference-2022-tickets-254628399397

Review the programme here (details may change).

30 September-1 October 2022:
The ADH annual International Conference, ‘Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure: A History of Dress and Textiles’, at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, UK

Tickets sales will open on Wednesday 1 June at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/preview?eid=262488097967/

Please check back for the programme, coming very soon.

November 2022 – March 2023:
Winter Seminar Series

Dates & indicative programme to be announced summer 2022

The seminar series will be held online via Zoom and free to ADH Members.

21-22 April 2023:
The ADH annual New Research in Dress History Conference to be held at the historic Art Workers Guild, London, or in Manchester (UK).

The Call For Papers is open.

October 2023:
The ADH annual International Conference, ‘Marginalized Dress Histories: Exploring the “Other” in Dress, Textiles, and Accessories’ (working title), to be held in London (UK) or New York (USA)

The CFP will open on 1 October 2023.

April 2024:
New Research in Dress History Conference

The CFP will open at the end of the New Research Conference 2023.

7-8 October 2024:
The ADH annual International Conference, titled ‘Dress and Art: Clothing and Textiles in Painting and Portraiture’, at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The CFP for this conference will open in 2023.

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