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.

International Conference

7-13 June 2021
New Research in Dress History Conference

The Association of Dress Historians will host its annual New Research in Dress History Conference during 7-13 June 2021.

Please join us for this special conference, which will feature 122 speakers across seven days, virtually via zoom.

It will be a weeklong “festival” of dress history!

The 3-page conference schedule is published here.

The 146-page conference programme, which includes all speakers’ abstracts and biographies, is published here.

The conference will begin every day at 12:00 noon (London UK time). A new speaker will begin presenting every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour.

At the end of each conference day, there will be a 30-minute wine reception in small zoom breakout rooms, to enable networking and the exchange of ideas.

All of the conference presentations will be live; none will be recorded, due to privacy and GDPR issues.

Just one conference ticket entitles entry to the entire weeklong conference. Conference attendees can attend all of the presentations every day or dip in and out of the conference, as and when necessary.

Conference tickets start at just £25 and can be purchased at:

Thank you for supporting The Association of Dress Historians, our conference speakers, and scholarship in dress history.

Please direct any questions about this conference to Dr. Jennifer Daley at Thank you!


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