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Vacancy for Secretary-Treasurer

The Pasold Research Fund is looking for a new Secretary-Treasurer to succeed Dr Christine Boydell, who is retiring later this year.
The Secretary-Treasurer acts as the company secretary, including providing support for the Fund’s accountants, but is not employed by the Fund, which has no employees, receiving instead a stipend. The work includes implementing financial and investment decisions, as approved by the Board. The role involves working closely with the Chair of the Board and the Fund’s Director, and communicating with the members of the Board, the advisory members, and others in the field of textile history.
Although essentially administrative, the position is not overly demanding in that respect, and may be particularly attractive to those approaching retirement from academic positions who would like to retain involvement with their subject and those working in their field. If you are interested in pursuing the possibility further, please email the Acting Chair, Donald Anderson at, copied to the Director at

2024 Pasold Conference

Beyond the Blockbuster: Exhibiting Fashion Now

This conference seeks to bring together voices from the museum sector, academia, journalism and beyond to consider the practice of exhibiting fashion, and the role of dress, fashion and textiles in museums today.

The symposium will take place in person at the Museum of London Docklands (Canary Wharf) and the London College of Fashion (East Bank) on May 30th and 31st 2024. There will also be an option for papers to be given online, and for online attendance.

Please see the Pasold Conference 2024 page for full details.

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Pasold Research Fund/Taylor & Francis

Textile History Open Access First Publication Award 

Online Open Access allows work to be freely disseminated on publication. It facilitates the wide and speedy circulation of new work, promotes the author and increases the likelihood of citation. 
The Pasold Research Fund/Taylor & Francis Open Access First Publication Award for early-career scholars provides for one article per issue to be published in Textile History with free online Gold Open Access. (The article will also be published in a print issue of the journal.)
Eligible authors:

  • will not have any prior publications at the time of submission to Textile History


  • will be either a graduate student or will have graduated within the three years prior to submission and be working in any form of public humanities including, but not limited to, higher education, museums and galleries, and conservation, or as independent scholars.

Submissions are especially encouraged from authors with limited institutional support for Open Access publication.
Articles can be submitted at any time and should follow the usual Textile History submission procedure, as part of which you will be asked to indicate that you wish to be considered for the award. All articles will be subject to standard peer review and will be considered for publication in Textile History whether or not they are awarded Open Access. Authors may submit more than one article for consideration but an author may receive the Award only once. Award recipients will be selected by the editors whose decision is final and who reserve the right to withhold the Award if no eligible submissions are received.
Questions about the Award should be emailed to the editors at: and/or