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.
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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
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Article submissions are encouraged for these special themed issues of The Journal of Dress History, the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians.
Curation and Conservation:
Dress and Textiles in Museums
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2021
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).
Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure:
A History of Dress and Textiles
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2022
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.
Marginalized Dress Histories:
Exploring the “Other” in Dress, Textiles, and Accessories
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2023
All dress history topics of marginalized histories are welcomed for this special themed issue.
Dress and Art:
Clothing and Textiles in Painting and Portraiture
Deadline: 23:59 GMT, 1 December 2024
Topics of potential articles could include (but are not limited to) clothing and textiles in painting and portraiture, of any culture or region of the world from before classical antiquity to the present day.
Articles outside these specific themes can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org any time during the year.
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