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!

1 September 2020

11:59pm 

This the Call For Papers deadline for our New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 23–24 April 2021 at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, England. Read about this CFP here!

1 September 2020

11:59pm 

This the Call For Papers deadline for our New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 18-19 August 2021 at The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read about this CFP here!

1 November 2020

11:59pm

This is the deadline for all submissions to the following monetary ADH awards:

• The Association of Dress Historians Student Fellowships
• The Madeleine Ginsburg Grant
• The Aileen Ribeiro Grant

For more information about ADH awards, please visit:
https://dresshistorians.org/awards

1 December 2020

11:59pm

This is the Call For Papers deadline 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. Read about this CFP here!

1 December 2020

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, Costume Drama: A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen. Topics of potential articles could include clothes in ballet, opera, theatre, pantomime, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, et cetera, of any time period and culture or region of the world. Read about this CFP here!

7 December 2020

5:30pm-7:30pm

ADH members are warmly invited to our annual Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 7 December 2020 at the historic Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT. Doors open at 5:30pm; the AGM will begin at 6:00pm; and the celebration will finish at 7:30pm. Please join us for a glass of hot mulled wine, holiday cheer, and the AGM! All ADH members are encouraged to attend this event, which is free of charge.

19 April 2021

9:00am-6:00pm

Our international conference, titled, Costume Drama: A History of Clothes for Stage and Screen, will be held on Monday, 19 April 2021 at the historic Coopers Hall at the Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED, England. Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English–speaking world. For more information about this conference, please visit: https://dresshistorians.org/bristol-conference/

23-24 April 2021

9:00am-6:00pm

Save the date for our New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 23–24 April 2021 at the historic Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, England. Details will be published in due course.

18-19 August 2021

9:00am-6:00pm

Save the date for our New Research in Dress History Conference, which will be held on 18-19 August 2021 at The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft in Gothenburg, Sweden. Details will be published in due course.

1 September 2021

11:59pm

This is the Call For Papers deadline 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. Read about this CFP here!

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/cfp-turin-2020/

1 November 2021

11:59pm

This is the deadline for all submissions to the following monetary ADH awards:

• The Association of Dress Historians Student Fellowships
• The Madeleine Ginsburg Grant
• The Aileen Ribeiro Grant

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 at the historic Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT. Doors open at 5:30pm; the AGM will begin at 6:00pm; and the celebration will finish at 7:30pm. Please join us for a glass of hot mulled wine, holiday cheer, and the AGM! All ADH members are encouraged to attend this event, which is free of charge.

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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