Collaboration & Support

In addition to our awards and events, ADH offers volunteering and mentoring opportunities.

Reach out to us any time for collaboration and support in your dress and textile history endeavours.

ADH Opportunities

Volunteer with us and gain professional experience!

The ADH is currently looking for candidates to help our Executive Committee operations and support our Sub-Committee teams in the following roles:

Membership Officer

Please send your note of interest and a CV to chair@dresshistorians.org and secretary@dresshistorians.org

Conference and Events assistants

Please send your note of interest stating which event you are interested in assisting, plus a CV to irene.calvi@dresshistorians.org

Applicants are expected to become an ADH member on acceptance of a role, if not already a member.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to apply, please advise the relevant contact accordingly.

The ADH is a volunteer operated charity, committed to fairness, diversity, and equal opportunity. We value bringing people together and providing opportunities for personal career growth. ADH roles are conducted and managed virtually, therefore worldwide applications are welcome. People with access needs or requirements are encouraged to apply. Limited financial assistance is made available to committee members who operate ADH conferences at the relevant venue.

The Trustee Board ensures that the ADH is carrying out its charitable objectives, as set out in the following:

ADH Constitution
ADH Code of Conduct
ADH Code of Ethics
ADH Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Mentor matching programme (established 2022)

ADH is now operating mentor matching to support early career dress and textile scholars and professionals, helping to gain confidence and expand their skills and profiles. Mentors can assist with networking opportunities and research guidance.

If you are an early career candidate or an established dress history scholar, curator, conservator, maker, or professional and would like to engage with mentoring on a 1:1 basis, please review, complete, and submit the relevant application form via email to Maria Ida De Ioanni at mentoring@dresshistorians.org.

If you have any questions, please contact the ADH Secretary as above.

Please note: the ADH mentoring scheme is intended to support early career candidates who do not currently have equivalent assistance from an institution. The scheme is therefore not open to applicants currently studying with a university or other higher education body. However, we are always happy to offer subject specialist advice and direction.

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The ADH Mentoring Scheme partners with DATS

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The Association of Dress Historians is delighted to announce its collaboration with the Dress and Textile Specialists (DATS). The purpose of this collaboration is to reciprocally foster support to the mentoring scheme of ADH and the initiatives of DATS, specifically in the realm of dress and textiles museum, conservation and object-based research practices.

More information on this initiative can be found here.