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!

26 November 2020

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Scott Schiavone:

Luxury and Excess:
The Fan as the Ultimate Fashion Accessory, 1850–1900

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

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, which will be held virtually via zoom. Please contact secretary@dresshistorians.org for zoom login information.

10 December 2020

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Elena Kanagy–Loux:

Addicted to Frills:
The Fervour for Antique Lace in New York High Society, 1840–1900

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

15 December 2020

6:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Berke Gold:

Twentieth Century Mexican Jewellery Aesthetics and its Mesoamerican Roots

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

8 January 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Marta Kargol:

Dressed for Knowledge:
Fashioning the First Female University Students from Central and Eastern Europe, 1860–1910

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

14 January 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Jenny Richardson:

“The Awful Significance of Trousers:”
Illustrating Gender through Workwear, 1914–1918

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

20 January 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Anne Toewe:

Widowers’ Weeds:
Men’s Victorian Mourning Fashion, 1837–1901

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

26 January 2021

7:30pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Hannah Wroe:

The House of Isobel:
Researching British–Made Interwar Design through the Image Archive

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

1 February 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Myrsini Pichou:

From PPE to Fashion and Art and Back Again:
TYVEK® Stories from the ATOPOS cvc Collection

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

9 February 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Laura Beltrán–Rubio:

Portraits and Performance:
Eighteenth Century Dress and the Culture of Appearances in Spanish America

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

17 February 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Kirsten Burrall:

Uncovering Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo’s Fascination with Islamic Visual Culture in his Garment and Textile Designs

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

25 February 2021

7:00pm

ADH members are invited to join the free virtual series, which will feature the following topic, presented by Emily Elizabeth Mackey:

Red Russians:
Analysing Court Dress Regulations through Comparing Similar Late Nineteenth Century Imperial Russian Court Gowns

More information is here:
https://dresshistorians.org/winter2020-2021

8-13 June 2021

The ADH will host The New Research in Dress History Conference via zoom during 8-13 June 2021. Please join us! All of the New Research conference presentations will be live; none will be recorded during the conference for later listening. The June 2021 New Research conference ticket purchasing page is https://tinyurl.com/June2021.

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 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 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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