New Research in Dress History

Date / time: 24 May, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

New Research in Dress History

The New Research in Dress History Conference will be held on Friday, 24 May 2019 at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Please join us for an exciting day of scholarship in dress history! Conference tickets start at £25 and include lunch.

Ticketing information is here:

Nineteen speakers will present the following papers at the conference, listed as follows in alphabetical order.

  • Halfway between Private Noblewoman and Public Icon: Costume of the Dogaressa of Venice from the Sixteenth Century  Maria S. Adank
  • Mapping 1790s Fashion: From Artifactual Research to Citizen Science Input  Anne Bissonnette
  • Gold Trimming on the Costumes of King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, 1654-1660  Lena Dahrén
  • The Supreme Law for the Hat Is To Be Ravishing: The Theatre Hat Problem in America, 1875-1915  Harper Franklin
  • Clothing Republican Queens: Women’s Dress and Material Culture in Seventeenth-Century Genoa  Ana Howie
  • Researching the Remnant: Japanese Boro and the Designing of Frugality in Contemporary Fashion  Leren Li
  • The Female Fashion Suppliers to Empress Eugénie in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Paris  Alison McQueen
  • Medieval Bishops’ Vestments and the Performance of Masculinity  Paul McFadyen
  • Landed-Estate Clothing Societies in Rural Ulster, Ireland, 1830-1914  Eliza McKee
  • Maison Martin Margiela: At the Crossroads of Art and Fashion with a Unique Creative Process, 1988-2013  Soo Young Menart
  • Liberating the Natural Movement: Dress Reform and Historical References in the Self-Expression of Isadora Duncan, 1896-1927  Alicia Mihalic
  • Early Modern Consumption Revisited: Clothes, Practices, and Social Relations in Seventeenth-Century Tallinn, Swedish Baltic Empire  Astrid Pajur
  • Marketing Mourning: Courtaulds’ Artificial Silk Crape and the Attempted Revival of Sartorial Mourning in France in the 1920s and 1930s  Laura Polucha
  • Party-Coloured Plaid and Its Use in the Eighteenth-Century North American Colonies  Michael Ballard Ramsey
  • Books of Secrets and Artisans’ Dress in Italy, 1550-1650  Michele Nicole Robinson
  • Sport and Sociability: Fashion, Cycling, and Other Physical Practices in the First Brazilian Republic, 1889-1930  Natália de Noronha Santucci
  • A Look at the Life and Career of Mary of Guise through the Lens of the Royal Wardrobe in Sixteenth-Century Scotland  Francesca Scantlebury
  • Nation, Dress, National Dress: The Development of Antonio Rodríguez’ General Collection of Costumes, Published in 1801  Danielle Smith
  • Wedding Shoes: The Hidden Gem  Pam Walker

All paper presentations at The New Research in Dress History Conference are 15 minutes in length and are followed by a Q&A session.All conference tickets include lunch and are priced as follows:

ADH Members (standard): £30; ADH Members (full-time students): £25; Non–Members: £40

If you are not currently an ADH member but would like to become a member and purchase a member ticket to the conference (at the reduced members’ rate), you are warmly encouraged to purchase both an ADH membership (£10 only) and an ADH member conference ticket, at the same time, on the online ticketing page, here:

Please direct any questions regarding this conference to Jennifer Daley at