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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 following are organisations with an interest in dress history. Select a link to view individual websites.

Dress History

The Medieval Dress and Textiles Society
http://medats.org.uk/

Dressing the Early Modern
http://www.dressingtheearlymodern.com/Home.html

The Textile Society
https://www.textilesociety.org.uk/

Dress and Textiles Specialists
http://www.dressandtextilespecialists.org.uk/

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume
http://network.icom.museum/costume/

The Burgon Society
http://www.burgon.org.uk/

Fashion Research Network
http://fashionresearchnetwork.co.uk/

Knitting History Forum
http://knittinghistory.co.uk/

The Pasold Research Fund
http://www.pasold.co.uk/index

Embroiderers’ Guild
https://embroiderersguild.com/

The Northern Society of Costume and Textiles (NSCT)
http://www.nsct.org.uk/

The Costume Society
http://costumesociety.org.uk/

West of England Costume Society
http://wofecostumesociety.org/

Southern Counties Costume Society
https://sccostumesociety.org.uk/

Costume Society Scotland
http://www.costumesocietyscotland.co.uk/home/4590053733

Costume Society of America
https://costumesocietyamerica.com/

Textile Society of America
https://textilesocietyofamerica.org/

Courses

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
MA, History of Dress
https://courtauld.ac.uk/research/sections/history-dress

University of Brighton, England
BA (Hons), Fashion and Dress History
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/fashion-and-dress-history-ba-hons.aspx

BA (Hons), History of Art and Design
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/history-of-art-and-design-ba-hons.aspx

BA (Hons), Visual Culture
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/visual-culture-ba-hons.aspx

MA, History of Design and Material Culture
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/history-of-design-and-material-culture-ma.aspx

MA, Curating Collections and Heritage
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/curating-collections-and-heritage-ma.aspx

University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins
BA (Hons), Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory
https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/curation-and-culture/undergraduate/ba-hons-fashion-communication-fashion-history-and-theory-csm

University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion
MA, Fashion Cultures: History and Culture
https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/curation-and-culture/postgraduate/ma-fashion-cultures-lcf

MA, Fashion Curation
https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/curation-and-culture/postgraduate/ma-fashion-curation-lcf

University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of Art
BA (Hons), Costume for Theatre and Screen
https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/performance-and-design-for-theatre-and-screen/undergraduate/ba-hons-costume-for-theatre-and-screen-wimbledon

Nottingham Trent University
MA, Culture, Style and Fashion
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/art-design/pg/2019-20/culture,-style-and-fashion

University of York
BA (Hons),History of Art, special subject module titled Interwoven: Fashion and Clothing cultures in Art History
https://www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/current/undergraduate/2019-20-special-subject/interwoven/

MA, History of Art, option module titled Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images (1540–1940)
https://www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/current/postgraduate/modules/fashion-theories-materials-images/

University of Kent
Undergraduate Humanities programme, option module titled Costume and Fashion.
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/ART502#overview

University of Exeter
BA, Art History & Visual Culture
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/art/arthist/#Overview

National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
MA, History of Design and Material Culture
https://www.ncad.ie/postgraduate/school-of-visual-culture/ma-design-history-and-material-culture/

University of Glasgow, Scotland
MLitt,Art History: Dress and Textile Histories
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/dresstextilehistories/

MSc,Museum Studies: Artefacts and Material Culture
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/museumstudiesartefactsmaterialculture/

MPhil, Textile Conservation
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/textileconservation/

University of Edinburgh, Scotland
BA, Fashion
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=W230

MSc,History of Art, Theory and Display
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2019&id=41

University of Oxford
MSt, History of Art and Visual Culture
https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/humanities/history-of-art?wssl=1

The School of Historical Dress
http://theschoolofhistoricaldress.org.uk/

Stockholm University, Sweden
MA, Fashion Studies
https://www.ims.su.se/english/education/programmes/master-s-programme-in-fashion-studies

University of Zagreb, Croatia
MA, Theory and Culture of Fashion
http://www.ttf.unizg.hr/index.php?str=183&lang=en

Parsons TheNew School, Paris, France
MA, History of Design and Curatorial Studies (also offered at Parsons The New School/Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York)
https://www.newschool.edu/parsons-paris/ma-history-design-curatorial-studies/

Parsons The New School, New York, United States
Undergraduate option, History of Fashion
https://courses.newschool.edu/courses/PLFS2040

MA, Fashion Studies
https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ma-fashion-studies/

New York University, New York, United States
MA, Costume Studies
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/costume/

Bard Graduate Center, New York, United States
MA/PhD, advanced study of the cultural history of the material world
https://www.bgc.bard.edu

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, United States
MA, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
https://www.fitnyc.edu/fashion-textile-history/index.php

University of Delaware, United States
Undergraduate Minor in Fashion History and Culture
https://www.fashion.udel.edu/undergraduate/majors-and-minors/minor-in-fashion-history-and-culture

University of Alberta, Canada
BSc, Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture
https://apps.admissions.ualberta.ca/programs/ah/ah060/ctxmc1

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