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.

Become an ADH Member!

ADH membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the field of dress history. Membership provides a variety of benefits, including access to exclusive members’ events throughout the year as well as discounted tickets to ADH conferences. ADH members are invited to apply to present at ADH conferences; publish in The Journal of Dress History; and submit applications for ADH awards/grants.


Membership is only £10 per year and is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase, regardless of when membership commences. Membership is administrated on a rolling basis.


If you would like to become an ADH member, please follow these two steps:

Step 1:
Choose your membership package (1, 3, or 5 years) and make payment via one of the methods listed on this page:

      • PayPal
      • Bank deposit (or standing order) into our ADH UK bank account.

        Contact for bank details.

Step 2:
Once your payment is made, please fill in the following form, which will be sent to the ADH Membership Officer:

Membership Registration Form

Thank you for becoming an ADH member!

The Association of Dress Historians is committed to the security of our members’ and users’ data. In line with UK government General Data Protection Regulations we only retain personal information under the terms and duration stated when provided to us. We do not share personal information with any third parties without prior consent. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal data with the ADH, please contact the ADH Secretary at

Select the “subscribe” button below to make an ADH membership payment through PayPal.
Subscription options
Alternately, you can make a deposit (or standing order) into our ADH UK bank account. For bank details please contact the ADH Membership Officer at

If you pay tax in the UK, the ADH is able to reclaim the tax paid on your ADH membership. This costs you nothing beyond your £10 ADH membership. By filling out the Gift Aid declaration form, below, HMRC will add 25% to your donation at no cost to you. This helps support our charity and the work we do.

If you are interested in making a donation to the ADH beyond a £10 membership, please contact the ADH Treasurer at, who can advise you on different ways to donate to our charity, including the creation of a monetary endowment for a specific purpose (such as a student bursary or award) or leaving a legacy to the ADH in your Will.

The ADH welcomes donations through the AmazonSmile programme, at no extra cost to you. Read about it here.

Thank you for your support of the ADH and scholarship in dress history!

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