BTCOTC at The Association of Dress Historians Conference

We are delighted that our 'By The Cut of Their Cloth' (BTCOTC) project will be represented at the Association of Dress Historians (ADH) New Research Conference later this month.

Our Associate Creative Director, Warren Reilly, will be presenting on the topic of ‘Fashion as Memory’, drawing on his research for BTCOTC into the historical and personal memories behind bridal wear, and the emotions they provoke. Thanks to the support of the Pasold Research Fund, Warren will be attending the Zoom-Live hybrid conference in person.

Rosalyn Smith Reilly and her sister, Angela, as bridesmaids at their Auntie Carol's wedding, c.1985. Courtesy of Warren Reilly.

The Association of Dress Historians Conference

The ADH New Research Conference is an annual event celebrating new scholars and new scholarship in the fields of dress and textile history. The conference will explore untold histories, interpretation, making, haptic investigation and international voices, through presentations by emerging and established scholars in the fields of dress and textile history. The day will emphasise new connections, conversation and building collaborative thinking.

In 2023 ADH is partnering with Manchester Metropolitan University to run a Zoom-Live hybrid event at the Business School on Friday 21 April, 09:30-17:30 GMT.

TICKET BOOKING: Online tickets cost £20 and in-person tickets cost £20-£40. Book your tickets on the ADH's Eventbrite page.

Graphic of the Association of Dress Historian's annual conference 2023

About the Association of Dress Historians

The ADH 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 supports dress history through its international conferences, the publication of The Journal of Dress History, monetary awards for students and researchers, and ADH members’ events such as curators’ tours. The mission of the ADH is to start conversations, encourage the exchange of ideas, and expose new and exciting research.

Pasold Research Fund

Warren’s in-person attendance at the ADH conference has been made possible thanks to a successful application to the Pasold Research Fund.

Pasold Research Activity Grants are for amounts up to £750 and can be used to fund small self-contained research projects, preliminary work in preparation of a more substantial grant application and to fund conference attendance. You can read more about the grants here: 

After the conference, Warren will be writing a short report on how the award has enabled him to attend the ADH, and will also be submitting an article about BTCOTC to the Pasold journal Textile History

Photograph of Warren Reilly
Warren Reilly, The Mixed Museum's Associate Creative Director