The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories. 

The Journal of Dress History

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Past Issues

The Journal of Dress History Vol 1

Volume 1, Issue 1

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The Journal of Dress History Vol 2

Volume 1, Issue 2

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The Journal of Dress History Vol 3

Volume 1, Issue 3

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The Journal of Dress History Vol 4

Volume 1, Issue 4

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Forward

The appearance of The Journal of Dress History is very welcome in the context of a subject which has expanded enormously over the past two decades. CHODA (The Courtauld History of Dress Association) was founded in 1991 to be a mouthpiece for The Courtauld History of Dress Department, (established in 1965), which was, at that time, the only place for academic study and research in this area. As a result of the growth in dress studies by the beginning of this century, it was decided to create a successor to CHODA, which would widen the constituency and scope of the subject, the aim of The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) when it was set up in 2011. The success of the conference, Out of the Dark and into the Light? Dress in the Early Modern Period and the Age of Enlightenment, 1400–1800 (2016) reflected the international remit of the history of dress and its popularity in academia and elsewhere. In particular, it revealed the importance of research and study in the history of dress before the twentieth century, and of a variety of approaches to the subject. I am confident that the content of The Journal of Dress History will embrace a wide time span, from classical antiquity (and before) to the present day, covering all aspects of clothing (including fashion as one strand of a multifaceted discipline), and enlarge our knowledge not just of the detail of dress (there is still a great deal to discover), but the significance of what we wear.

Professor Emeritus Aileen Ribeiro, PhD
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
May 2017

The ADH Journal

The Journal of Dress History is the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians through which scholars can articulate original research in a constructive, interdisciplinary, and peer–reviewed environment.

The Journal of Dress History is distributed completely free of charge, solely for academic purposes, and not for sale or profit.

The Journal of Dress History is published on an Open Access platform distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The Editorial Board of The Journal of Dress History encourages the cultivation of ideas for publication consideration. Please view the Submission Guidelines for more detailed information regarding the submission protocol for academic articles, book reviews, and other scholarly pieces.

Published articles must be between 4000 words (minimum) and 6000 words (maximum). Book reviews must be between 700 words (minimum) and 1200 words (maximum).

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