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.

Dress History Links

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

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/

Academic Courses

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


The University of Brighton, Brighton, England

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


The University of Brighton, Brighton, England

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


The University of Brighton, Brighton, England

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


The University of Brighton, Brighton, England

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


The University of Brighton, Brighton, England

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


Central Saint Martins, London, England

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


London College of Fashion, London, England

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


London College of Fashion, London, England

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


Wimbledon College of Art, London, England

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, Nottingham, England
MA, Culture, Style and Fashion
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/art-and-design/pg/ma-culture-style-and-fashion


The University of Exeter, Exeter, England

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


The University of Oxford, Oxford, England

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


The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland,
 

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


The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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


The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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


The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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


The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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


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/


Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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


The University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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


Parsons The New 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, Paris, France

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


Fashion Institute of Technology, New York,  New York, United States

MA, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
https://www.fitnyc.edu/fashion-textile-history/index.php


Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York, United States

MA/PhD, advanced study of the cultural history of the material world
https://www.bgc.bard.edu


New York University, New York, New York, United States

MA, Costume Studies
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/costume/


The University of Delaware, Newark, 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


The University of Rhode Island, North Kingston, Rhode Island, United States

MS, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design, with a concentration in Historic Fashion and Textiles, Textile Conservation, and Cultural Analysis
https://web.uri.edu/business/academics/graduate/tmd
and
BFA or BA in Theatre, with a specialisation in Costumes
https://web.uri.edu/theatre


The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

BA with Honours in Theatre (Costume Studies)
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/school-of-performing-arts/programs/theatre-programs/costume-studies.html?fbclid=IwAR2D0b_iYTSx3zHB0IqRB3qiFaf_tMZluZJoTZ6889DCXn7RWQgNsJOOPEo

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