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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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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/e/fashioning-the-body-for-sport-and-leisure-a-history-of-dress-and-textiles-tickets-262488097967

Click here for the conference programme.

NB: Details are subject to change.

November 2022 – March 2023:
Winter Seminar Series

The seminar series will be held online via Zoom and free to ADH Members on the first Friday of each month at 18:00 GMT. Session line-up is coming soon and will be announced to Members via newsletter.

21 April 2023:
The ADH annual New Research in Dress History Conference will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and via Zoom.

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.

Select an ADH conference to read the programme.

27 May 2022
New Research in Dress History Conference

21-22 October 2021
Curation and Conservation:
Dress and Textiles in Museums

Turin Long Conference Programme

7-13 June 2021
The New Research in Dress History Conference

Winter 2020/2021
ADH Lecture & Conversation Series

25–26 October 2019
The Victorian Age:
A History of Dress, Textiles, and Accessories, 1819–1901

24 May 2019
The New Research in Dress History Conference

26 October 2018
Dress and War:
Clothing and Textiles at Home and Abroad during the First World War Era, 1910–1920

13-14 April 2018
The New Research in Dress History Conference

27-28 October 2017
Interwoven:
Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries

25 February 2017
The New Research in Dress History Conference

5 November 2016
Out of the Dark and into the Light?
Dress in the Early Modern Period and the Age of Enlightenment, 1400–1800

20 February 2016
The New Research in Dress History Conference

31 October 2015
Survival and Revival:
Clothing Design that Survives and Fashion Trends that Are Revived

21 February 2015
The New Research in Dress History Conference

12 July 2014
The Legality of Dress:
Historical and Modern Approaches to the Control of Clothing and Textile Production

15 November 2013
 
16 February 2013
 
23 June 2012
 
5 November 2011
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