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Report on the Dutch Design History Society’s annual symposium, 9th December 2016.
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Report on the Dutch Design History Society’s annual symposium, 9th December 2016.

13 January 2017 -

Over the last five years there has been a shift within design history away from the preoccupation with national studies in design, towards interrogating the constructedness of culture and national identity as such (eg Engelke & Hochscherf, 2015; Gimeno-Martinez, 2016) and furthermore with rethinking design within a complex set of global or transnational networks and contexts (eg Adamson, Riello & Teasley, 2011; Kirkham & Weber, 2013; Huppatz, 2015; Margolin, 2015; Edwards, 2015; Fallan & Lees-Maffei, 2016; El Maasri, PhD 2016; et al). This scholarly shift is also tangible in the re-cataloguing and re-display of design objects in museums, as was apparent in curatorial presentations at the Taipei-based International Conference on Design History and Design Studies on ‘Building Trans/national Contemporary Design History’ held in October, for example.

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Call for Applications HKB?MA Communication Design

13 January 2017

Call for Applications: HKB / MA Communication Design(Deadline: March 15, 2017) The Bern University of the...

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Student Conference Bursary Report: Lilián Sánchez-Moreno
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Student Conference Bursary Report: Lilián Sánchez-Moreno

10 January 2017 -

The Design History Society Student Conference Bursary award, granted me the generous opportunity to attend the 2016 Annual Design History Society Conference Design and Time at Middlesex University; where I presented the paper “The emergence of Social Design Through Time and Space”. This paper forms part of my ongoing PhD dissertation: “Designing a Future Practice: A genealogy of the Social Design Discourse in the UK, 1970s-present”, at the University of Brighton. The broader research project traces the inclusion of social responsibility within the design profession in the UK, from the 1970s to present in the context of conferences and exhibitions, as a backdrop from which to analyse discursive shifts.

Design History Society Student Members Conference Bursary. Report on the 2016 Design History Society Annual Conference
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Design History Society Student Members Conference Bursary. Report on the 2016 Design History Society Annual Conference

6 January 2017 -

The Annual Design History Society conference took place between 8 and 10 September at Middlesex University in London. It was followed by The International Conference on Design History and Design Studies organised in Taipei just a few weeks later. The temporal proximity of both events poses a question about the very nature of design history–its fragmentation into global, national or regional variants. Consequently, it makes us ponder a possibility of having a fruitful conversation between scholars dealing with those different design histories. It echoes an important question raised by Penny Sparke in her review of a recent conference in Paris and published on the blog earlier this year: Where is the History of Design Going?

Now available online: Volume 29, Number 4
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Now available online: Volume 29, Number 4

28 December 2016

Volume 29 Issue 4 November 2016 http://jdh.oxfordjournals.org/...

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Two new graphic design faculty positions at the University of Florida

28 December 2016

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members in...

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University of Florida, School of Art and Art History: seeks two faculty members (full-time and tenure track) in graphic design.

28 December 2016

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members in...

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Job Vacancy: RCA ​Head of Postgraduate Programme

20 December 2016

Head of Postgraduate Programme We are looking for a new Head of Postgraduate Programme for ’The History of...

Call for Papers: Christopher Dresser Symposium- July 1st 2017
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Call for Papers: Christopher Dresser Symposium- July 1st 2017

16 December 2016

Call for Papers Christopher Dresser Symposium- July 1st 2017 The Christopher Dresser...

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Review: Creating African Fashion Histories Conference.
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Review: Creating African Fashion Histories Conference.

8 December 2016 -

This one-day conference took place at Brighton Museum in collaboration with departments from the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, and included speakers from USA, Morocco and South Africa. It ran in conjunction with the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition, currently on display at Brighton Museum until 8 January 2017.

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Volume 29, Number 4 now available online

8 December 2016

Journal of Design History Volume 29, Issue 4

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Call for Papers: DESIGN CRITICISM ​May 19th – 20th, 2017 at the HfG Offenbach/Main, Germany ​

8 December 2016

Call for Papers: DESIGN CRITICISM May 19th – 20th, 2017 at the HfG Offenbach/Main,...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Ressearch Symposium - 'Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Border crossings and interconnections' - University of Sunderland 24th May 2017

8 December 2016

The University of Sunderland is pleased to announce this Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary symposium which...

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Journal of Design History (29.2)
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Journal of Design History (29.2)

2 December 2016