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SECTION 1: Journals primarily concerned with dress/textiles

SECTION 2: Journals occasionally containing articles related to dress/textiles


SECTION 1: Journals primarily concerned with dress/textiles


The Bulletin is published annually by the Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), an international association founded in 1954 in order to promote on an international level all activities leading to a better knowledge of historic textiles.


The journal of the Costume Society of Ontario, published twice yearly.


Costume is published annually and distributed to members of the Costume Society. The journal presents recent research on all aspects of dress worldwide, from pre-history to the present day. It also reviews new books, exhibitions and conferences relating to the study of dress.


Dress – The Journal of The Costume Society of America includes articles, book and exhibition reviews, letters to the editor and short reports. Articles may be biographies, conservation reports, theoretical discussions or analytical and interpretative papers that describe and place costume in cultural or historical context.


Embroidery, published in London for the Embroiderers’ Guild, covers all aspects of the craft of embroidery. It also includes articles on embroidery collections and the history and social history of embroidery.


Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of ‘fashion’ as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. It provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous analysis of cultural phenomena. Its peer-reviewed articles range from foot-binding to fashion advertising.


Postprints of the Textile Specialty Group is published by the Textile Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic Works (AIC), and distributed to members of the Textile Specialty Group. Copies are also available for purchase from AIC. Papers presented in this publication have been edited for clarity and content but have not undergone a formal process of peer review.


These proceedings are published in odd-numbered years, and are circulated to members of the Textile Society of America. They are also available for purchase.


TEXT is the annual publication of the Textile Society. The journal contains articles, papers, educational reports and information on exhibitions and conferences.


Textile brings together research in textile studies in a forum for all those who share a multifaceted view of textiles within an expanded field. It represents a wide-ranging set of critical practices, it provides a platform for points of departure between art and craft; gender and identity; cloth, body and architecture; labour and technology; techno-design and practice – all situated within the broader contexts of material and visual culture.


Textile History is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal. It was launched in 1968 by the Pasold Research Fund as part of its policy of fostering the publication of research on textile history. The journal takes a very broad and inclusive definition of textile history to include the economic, social and cultural history of textiles, their technological development, design, conservation, the history of dress and other uses of textiles, from prehistory to the present. This includes studies arising from the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of historical textiles and clothing.


SECTION 2: Journals occasionally containing articles related to dress/textiles


The Antiquaries Journal is the journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London. It aims to reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the study of material culture, publishing a balanced mix of papers from all periods, from prehistory to the recent past. The journal seeks papers that address research questions from a variety of perspectives, combining, for example, historical, art historical, architectural, linguistic, archaeological and scientific data.

Former title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London.


Founded in 1925, Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected magazines on the visual arts. Published monthly, it covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work.


An occasional series published by the Society of Antiquaries of London.


The Archaeological Journal is published annually. It presents the results of archaeological and architectural survey and fieldwork on sites and monuments of all periods in the British Isles, as well as syntheses and overviews of such work.


Arms & Armour is edited under the auspices of the Royal Armouries, the UK’s national museum of arms and armour, alongside an international Editorial Board. Its areas of study, which are multi-disciplinary in approach and content, include, but are not limited to, the history, development, use, decoration and display of arms and armour throughout history.

Former title: Royal Armouries Yearbook.


The Burlington Magazine is a monthly publication devoted to the fine and decorative arts. It publishes articles based on original research, presenting new works, art historical discoveries and fresh interpretations.


Economic History Review, the journal of the Economic History Society, is published quarterly. It aims at broad coverage of themes of economic and social change, including the intellectual, political and cultural implications of these changes. It includes reviews of books, periodicals and information technology.


An interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Ireland in the eighteenth century. The refereed journal is published annually and distributed to members of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society.

Both publications are sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). Eighteenth-Century Studies is a quarterly journal, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an annual volume. Both are committed to publishing the best of current writing on all aspects of eighteenth-century culture. Essays are selected that employ different modes of analysis and disciplinary discourses to explore how recent historiographical, critical, and theoretical ideas have engaged scholars concerned with the eighteenth century.


The refereed annual journal of the Society for Folk Life Studies. The aim of the society is the interdisciplinary study of regional cultures and traditions, in the British Isles and beyond.


Furniture History, the journal of the Furniture History Society, is an extensively illustrated scholarly journal issued annually to members. It is devoted to the history of furniture from all parts of the world. Subjects range from the work of individual makers and designers to aspects of interior decoration, domestic economy and trade practice.


  • Gender & History, USA

Gender & History is an international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity and masculinity and of gender relations. Spanning epochs and continents, Gender & History examines changing conceptions of gender, and maps the dialogue between femininities, masculinities and their historical contexts.


Historical Dance, the journal of the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society, publishes articles, notes and book reviews related to European dance from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth as recorded in contemporary sources. The primary focus is on source material and the realisation of dances, but articles on related subjects such as early music, drama, costume, and cultural history are also included.


The journal of the Institute of Historical Research. Its articles cover a wide geographical and temporal span: from Britain to the Far East; from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. It encourages the submission of articles from a variety of approaches, including social, political, urban, intellectual and cultural history.


Jewellery Studies is the journal of the Society of Jewellery Historians. It is published on an occasional basis and the articles cover all aspects of jewellery from Antiquity to the present day.


The Journal of British Studies is the official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, the journal presents scholarly articles and books reviews relating to society, politics, law, economics, and the arts in Britain, from the Middle Ages to the present day.


Devoted to London’s historical development, current condition, and future prospects, the journal publishes articles relating to the city’s history, economy, politics, sociology, geography, architecture, art and literature.

The Metropolitan Museum Journal is published annually, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin is published quarterly.


Past & Present is published quarterly and includes a wide variety of scholarly and original articles on historical, social and cultural change in all parts of the world.


This journal focuses on the archaeology, architectural history and the study of historical artefacts of Scotland in its wider British and European context.


Renaissance Journal was published in association with the AHRC (formerly AHRB) Centre for the Study of Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures. The journal began as a publication of the Europa Triumphans research project, before broadening out to include updates on all research projects in the AHRC Centre. The final issue of the journal was published in June 2005.


An interdisciplinary journal devoted to the examination and interpretation of the decorative arts and design. Studies in the Decorative Arts publishes new scholarship on the full range of the decorative arts and design without restriction as to medium, cultural environment, historical era, or geographical region.


The Conservator is published by the Institute of Conservation in order to improve practice and knowledge about conservation of cultural heritage.


The Court Historian is the journal of the Society for Court Studies. It is published twice a year and is the leading periodical in the field of court studies. Each issue features articles on aspects of court history, book reviews, a list of current exhibitions worldwide and a bibliography of recently published books.


The Seventeenth Century is an interdisciplinary journal that aims to encourage the study of the period in a way that looks beyond national boundaries or the limits of narrow intellectual approaches. Its intentions are twofold: to serve as a forum for interdisciplinary approaches to seventeenth-century studies, and at the same time to offer to a multidisciplinary readership stimulating specialist studies on a wide range of subjects.


The Sixteenth Century Journal is dedicated to providing readers with thought-provoking research and inquiry into the sixteenth century broadly defined (1450-1648). Each year the Journal prints twenty-five to thirty articles of original research and over four hundred book reviews. Articles all maintain a strong historical core and cover subjects from around the world.

Studies in Conservationis an international peer-reviewed journal for the conservation of historic and artistic works. It publishes original work on a range of subjects including, but not limited to, advances in conservation practice, novel methods of treatment, preventive conservation, issues of collection care, conservation history and ethics, examination methods for works of art, new research in the analysis of artistic materials or mechanisms of deterioration, and conservation issues in display and storage.

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, published continually since 1872, comprises the papers read before the Society. Papers range from the annual Presidential address and the Prothero Lecture given by scholars at the height of the profession to papers given by younger scholars through the competitions sponsored by the Society.


The V&A Conservation Journal contains all the latest information about activities and research in the V&A Conservation Department, often directly reflecting new developments within the Museum. Topics range from descriptions of the conservation input into museum projects, to new methods and materials; from the technical study of historical objects, preventative projects, installation of new galleries, explorations of underlying principles of conservation, to accounts of collaborative research projects. The journal is an informal publication for everyone who is interested in the conservation of cultural heritage.

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