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ADH membership is open to anyone who has an interest in dress and textile histories. Membership is only 10.00 GBP per year and is valid from the date of purchase.

The support of our Members helps us to benefit scholarship with our conferences and events, Awards, and to operate The Journal of Dress History.

ADH Editorial Sub-Committee

The ADH Editorial Sub-Committee provides editing and proofreading expertise to both internal and external ADH documentation.

Benjamin Linley Wild
Benjamin Linley Wild
Executive Committee Member

Dr. Benjamin Linley Wild, FRHistS, is a cultural historian and currently Lecturer in Contextual Studies (Fashion) at The Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Interested in the dress and appearance of a society’s leaders and elite, his research also considers the self- and group-presentation of people marginalised by their community. Specific areas of research interest and publishing include: history of clothing and fashion, fancy dress costume, royal dress and appearance, menswear, and masculinities. Benjamin’s most recent book, Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume, was published by Bloomsbury in February 2020. Benjamin can be reached at benjamin.linley.wild@dresshistorians.org.

Marley Healy
Editor/ Proofreader

Marley Healy is a scholar and curator with expertise in fashion and costume history and contemporary theory. She has a BA in History from Harvard University Extension School, and an MA in Fashion Curation from the London College of Fashion. Marley wrote her MA dissertation on women’s active sportswear at the turn of the century and her areas of interest include early twentieth century fashion illustration, costume in film, and multidisciplinary exhibition making. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions at the Rambert ballet company on London’s South Bank, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and the Women’s Museum of California. She also enjoys writing fashion-based exhibition and book reviews. Marley is an avid fan of Disney films and experiences and her current research and projects explore Disney-based fashion cultures and examine historical and contemporary fashion and dress influences in animated films. 

Zara Kesterton
Zara Kesterton
Editor/ Proofreader

Zara Kesterton is currently studying for an MLitt in Dress and Textile Histories at The University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she is researching botanical fashion in eighteenth century France and England. She recently graduated from The University of Cambridge, England, with an MPhil (Distinction) in Early Modern History. Her dissertation focused on the rise of France’s most famous fashion merchant, Marie-Jeanne Bertin, and was supervised by Professor Ulinka Rublack. Zara was awarded a Student Fellowship by The Association of Dress Historians in 2020 and worked on the editorial team for The Journal of Dress History.

Jeordy Raines
Jeordy Raines
Editor/ Proofreader

Jeordy Raines is an historian with an interest in dress history, social history, and material culture. After obtaining a BA in History at Kings College London in 2018, she went on to study History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She graduated in 2019 with a Master’s degree in “Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Film & Image in Europe and America, 1920-1960,” supervised by Dr. Rebecca Arnold. Her dissertation topic, “’Jewish Women, English Dress: How Jewish Women in England Navigated Identity Through Clothing, 1939-1955,” explored extant dress, photographs, and oral histories to reveal the stories of Jewish women living in Britain during and after the Second World War. Jeordy is currently based in Los Angeles, California and works as an educator, archivist, and editor.