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DHS Publishing Workshop

10 September, 11am - 4pm

California College of the Arts 80 Carolina, Room 101 San Francisco, CA 94107

Hosted by Maya Oppenheimer (Teaching & Learning Officer) and Sabrina Rahman (Membership & Outreach...

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DHS Day Symposium- Design History in Practice: Theory, Method, and Materials

25 August 2015

​Design History in Practice: Theory, Method and Materials was held on 9-10 June 2015 in Oslo thanks to the generous support of the Design History Society and the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo (UiO). Convened by Joana Meroz (VU University Amsterdam) and Gabriele Oropallo (UiO) the event was at the same time a DHS Day Symposium and a research seminar featured in the UiO’s doctoral training programme...

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Strategic Research Grant Deadline: 15th November 2015

6 August 2015

The Strategic Research Grant expresses the Society's work to lead the academic commitment to design history research...

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Job Opening: ​Manager and Instructor, Academic Programs, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

31 July 2015

Winterthur has an exciting opportunity available for a Manager and Instructor in the Academic Programs Department...

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Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design (Glasgow School of Art, 7-8 September 2015)

27 July 2015

The booking site for Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design...

Student Research Travel Grant Report
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Student Research Travel Grant Report

27 July 2015

The DHS Student Research Travel Grant funded a three-week-long field trip to Milan during which I visited several archives, private collections and libraries and interviewed key protagonists of post-war Italian graphic design. The main intent of the research trip was to collect archival documents and visual material, and consult primary and secondary literature for the third chapter of my PhD thesis. The latter aims at exploring the professionalization of graphic design in Italy from the 1930s to the 1950s by looking at...

Student Travel Award Report: 'Unmanned' Technologies
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Student Travel Award Report: 'Unmanned' Technologies

27 July 2015

The words ‘drone’, ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ (UAV), or ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft System’ (RPAS) have become common features across contemporary global media reportage...

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DHS ​Research Funding Workshop Summary

13 July 2015

In April 2015, the Design History Society hosted its inaugural research funding workshop in design history. This session is part of the Society's on-going programme of workshops supporting research in design history and related fields...

Design History Society Student Travel Award Report: Following a Chinese paper trail
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Design History Society Student Travel Award Report: Following a Chinese paper trail

13 July 2015

With the support of a Design History Society student travel award I was recently able to spend two weeks in China on the trail of Chinese wallpapers. Characterised by large scale hand painted designs of birds...

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Nominations sought: Executive Committee Officers (Board of Trustees), Design History Society

13 July 2015

The Design History Society is a UK based membership organisation, working to shape design history scholarship and...

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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...

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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