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 Treasury Sub-Committee

Lisa Bartup is the ADH executive committee member who leads the ADH Treasury Sub-Committee, comprised of the following ADH members.

Lisa Bartup,
Treasurer and Trustee

After a long career in Accountancy, early retirement gave Lisa Bartup the opportunity to study fashion and dress history. She holds a BA in Fashion and Dress History and is currently studying for an MA in The History of Design and Material Culture at The University of Brighton. A horse rider from a young age, Lisa uses her experience to research equestrianism, including themes of tradition, belonging, gender, class, and consumption. Her current research project explores how dress communicates the role and position of women in organised equestrian sports during the nineteenth century. She is also a member of Objects Unwrapped, an ongoing collaborative project between The University of Brighton and Worthing Museum, researching equestrian objects held in the collection. Lisa can be reached by email at

Laura Perez Hernandez
Laura Pérez Hernández,
Deputy Treasurer

Laura Pérez Hernández is the Deputy Treasurer of The Association of Dress Historians. She is a post-doctoral researcher interested in social and fashion history in the European eighteenth century and how eighteenth century newspapers constructed women’s identities. She is currently working as a Research Coordinator of Sustainable Futures Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University, England. Recently, Laura earned a PhD from the Department of Early Modern History at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, with a thesis, titled, Female Fashion in Spain and England in the Eighteenth Century: Majismo and Its Social Scope, 1750-1800. During 2017-2018, she had a scholarship in the Department of Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies at The University of Nottingham, England, to complete her international research. In 2014, Laura earned an MA in Early Modern History from the University Complutense of Madrid when she started to research women´s fashion and its representations in press and engravings across the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Laura can be reached at email

Emilie Brinkman
Emilie M. Brinkman,
Grants Assistant

A dress historian and grants professional, Emilie M. Brinkman currently serves as Director of Grants at Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. She graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a PhD in Early Modern European History. She holds an MA in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as a BA in History and Art History from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. She also serves as Adjunct Professor of History at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her research focuses on the history of British politics, queenship, and fashion. Her work on the history of modern royal weddings has been featured in The Washington Post. Her forthcoming publications examine the politics of fashion in the wardrobes of Queen Mary I and Lady Jane Grey. She is also partnering with the “Historians on Housewives” Project, which situates Bravo programming within the grander contexts of American and world history. Emilie can be reached at email

The ADH Treasury Sub-Committee manages ADH financial responsibilities and compliance.


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