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Dresser in Context

2 July - 4 July

Mima Gallery Space

The Christopher Dresser Society is pleased to announce two free public lectures by esteemed Christopher Dresser...

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Design History in Practice: Theory, Method, and Materials

9 June - 10 June

University of Oslo, Norway

Within the humanities and social sciences there is an increasing variety of scholarly approaches to design as an...

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40 Years on: The Domain of Design History; Looking Back Looking Forward

22 May - 6 May

The Open University, Milton Keynes

2015 marks forty years since The Open University launched its pioneering course A305 History of architecture and...

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Design Walk and Website Launch: Design History Society Special Event

19 May, 6 - 8pm

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

The new Design History Society website has been launched! Have a look around! Thanks to everyone that attended the...

Spaces and Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies Decline Belt Cities and Places: Prospects, Problems, Possibilities
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Spaces and Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies Decline Belt Cities and Places: Prospects, Problems, Possibilities

10 May 2015

​The Sixth International Conference on Spaces and Flows, to be held November 2015 in Chicago, is premised on a notion: that cities across the global north and global south are mysterious and turbulent places...

Alexis Romano Student travel award report: Prêt-à-Porter, Paris, and the Image of Women
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Alexis Romano Student travel award report: Prêt-à-Porter, Paris, and the Image of Women

10 May 2015

​The Design History Society's student travel award allowed me to spend several weeks in Paris in November-December 2014 to undertake final research before I submit my PhD thesis in 2015 to the Courtauld Institute of Art...

Catherine Ince Travel Report: The World of Charles and Ray Eames
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Catherine Ince Travel Report: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

10 May 2015

​Where do you begin with an archive that comprises over a million artefacts? This was the question I asked myself repeatedly when I started research on the work of Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office for a new exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery.

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JDH Seeks Book Reviews Editor

7 May 2015

JDH Seeks Book Reviews Editor The Design History Society invites applications to serve on the editorial board of the...

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Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz: Student Conference Bursary Report

7 May 2015

​The Design History Society Student Conference Bursary Award provided me the generous opportunity to attend the 2014 Annual Design History Society Conference Design for War and Peace at the Department for Continuing Education

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DHS Research Workshop

23 April, 5 - 8pm

70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

The Design History Society is pleased to announce its inaugural research funding in design history workshop. This...

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​Postdoc in ' Global Design'

1 April 2015

The Department of Design and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark together with...

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CHORD Workshop: 'The Creation, Collection and Care of Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses: Amateurs and Professionals'

1 April 2015

The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on:'The Creation, Collection and Care of...

London College of Furniture- Fifty Years On
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London College of Furniture- Fifty Years On

25 March 2015

​The London College of Furniture was formed in 1964, it had formally been the Shoreditch Technical College, and the shift in name signifies the aspiration of the staff to represent more that the local furniture and allied trades....

Dr Helena Britt: Design History Society Research Grant 2014 Report
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Dr Helena Britt: Design History Society Research Grant 2014 Report

25 March 2015

​The DHS Grant permitted research continuation, conference attendance and paper presentation surrounding the carpet manufacturers Stoddard Templeton. This name denotes a group of Scottish companies synonymous with the formation...

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Design Walk and Website Launch: Design History Society Special Event

10 March 2015

19 May 2015, 18:15 – 20:30 The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ The Design History Society is pleased...

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Annual Design History Society Conference 2015

3 March 2015

2015 Annual Design History Society Conference: "How we live, and How we might live": Design and the Spirit of Critical...

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Student Travel Award Report - Emma O'Toole
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Student Travel Award Report - Emma O'Toole

3 March 2015

As pioneering Staffordshire ceramic manufacturers, several detailed studies have been conducted into Wedgwood's (est.1759) and Spode's (est.1776, succeeded by Copeland & Garrett in 1833) production and marketing methods during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...

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Registration is now open: 40 Years On: The Domain of Design History: Looking Back Looking Forward

1 March 2015

22nd May 2015, The Open University, Milton Keynes 2015 marks forty years since The Open University launched its...

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Volume 28, number 1

1 March 2015