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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.

ADH Opportunities

Mentor matching programme - now open!

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ADH is now operating mentor matching to support early career dress and textile scholars and professionals in gaining confidence with and expanding their skills and profiles. Mentors are able to 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 and complete the relevant application form and submit via email to secretary@dresshistorians.org.

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

Mentee Application Form
Mentor Application Form

The ADH is recruiting for the following positions:

Advisory Board Members

Creative Director

Book Reviews Editor, please send letter of interest and CV to Benjamin Linley Wild

Grants Assistant

All positions are voluntary and unpaid (as are all positions at the ADH).

As a charity, the ADH is committed to fairness, diversity, and equal opportunity and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool from all who meet minimum role requirements.

ADH positions can be conducted and managed virtually; therefore, worldwide applications are welcomed and encouraged.

You do not need to be an ADH member to apply; however, if you are selected for a role, then you will be asked to become an ADH member. 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 require any reasonable adjustments to apply, please advise accordingly.

Do you have an idea for an ADH event?

The ADH is always interested in hearing ideas for new events, curators’ or archivists’ tours, and networking get-togethers. The ADH is also interested in discussing potential new venues for our conferences. 

Please contact events@dresshistorians.org to discuss your ideas for new events and ADH conference venues. Thank you!

Would you like to gain conference experience?

The ADH has an open programme of conference and events volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are able to attend events for free in person or online, in return we are looking for anyone who can contribute on-the-day assistance with general duties such as welcoming delegates, assisting venue technicians with the schedule, helping with roving microphones, co-hosting on Zoom, and digital communications duties.

To express interest in these opportunities please email irene.calvi@dresshistorians.org

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