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.

Important ADH Dates

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.

The following are important dates in the ADH calendar. Please join us at an ADH event!

21–22 October 2021

9:00am-6:00pm

Save the date for The International Conference of Dress Historians, which will be held on 21–22 October 2021 in Turin, Italy. The title and theme of this conference is Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums. For more information about this conference, please visit:
https://dresshistorians.org/turin

1 November 2021

11:59pm

This is the deadline for all submissions to ADH awards. For more information about ADH awards, please visit:
https://dresshistorians.org/awards

1 December 2021

11:59pm

This is the Call For Papers deadline for article submissions for the special themed issue of The Journal of Dress History, which will be titled, Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums. Topics of potential articles could include Conservation (ie, planning and intervention problems; applied studies and diagnostic analyses) or Museum Displays (ie, organisation and exhibition curation between past and present; exhibition practices and museography). Read about this CFP here!

6 December 2021

5:30pm-7:30pm

ADH members are warmly invited to our annual Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 6 December 2021. We have taken the decision to hold a zoom-only AGM, due to the covid pandemic. We hope you can join us! More information will be sent to ADH members in the late autumn.

31 January 2022

11:59pm

This is the Call For Papers submission deadline for our annual New Research in Dress History Conference, which is scheduled to be held at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh (covid permitting). Read about this CFP here!

27 May 2022

9:00am-6:00pm

Save the date for our annual New Research in Dress History Conference, which is scheduled to be held at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh (covid permitting). Details will be published in due course.

30 September - 1 October 2022

9:00am-6:00pm

Save the date for The International Conference of Dress Historians, which will be held on 30 September-1 October 2022 at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, England. The title and theme of this conference is Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure: A History of Dress and Textiles. Details will be published in due course.

1 December 2022

11:59pm

This is the Call For Papers deadline for article submissions for the special themed issue of The Journal of Dress History, which will be titled, Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure: A History of Dress and Textiles. Topics of potential articles could include (but are not limited to) dress and textiles for sport activities, such as archery, cricket, cycling, football, golf, hiking, mountaineering, Olympic sports, riding, soccer, tennis, winter sports; or leisure activities, such as camping, dancing, fishing, gardening, holidays, hunting, photography, playing a musical instrument, roller-skating, shopping, sunbathing, water sports. Read about this CFP here!

Do you have an idea for an ADH event?

The ADH is always interested in hearing ideas for new events, curators’ or archivists’ tours,  and networking get-togethers. The ADH is also interested in discussing potential new venues for our conferences. 

Please email Jennifer Daley at chairman@dresshistorians.org to discuss your ideas for new events and ADH conference venues. Thank you!

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