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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

Members of The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) are invited to participate in the following events. If you are not yet an ADH member but are interested in attending an ADH members’ event, become a member today! ADH memberships are only £10 per year. Thank you for supporting our charity and scholarship in dress history.

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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 will be released on the ADH Eventbrite hub in Spring 2022. Please check back for the programme, coming very soon.

Winter 2022/2023:
ADH Virtual Symposium

Details to be released in September 2022.

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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