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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

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Call for Papers: Making and Unmaking the Environment. Design History Society Annual Conference 2017

1 December 2016

Making and Unmaking the EnvironmentDesign History Society Annual Conference 2017University of Oslo, 7-9 September...

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Trustee Vacancy: Treasurer, Design History Society

1 December 2016

Treasurer, Design History Society The Treasurer is a fundamental role within the Society, whose key...

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JDH Vacancy: Managing Editor

5 November 2016

Journal of Design History Appointment to Editorial Board: Managing Editor The Design History Society...

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DHS Vacancy: Communications Officer

5 November 2016

The DHS is currently seeking nominations for the role of communications officer. This is a trustee role suitable for...

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Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive

14 September 2016

‘Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive’ A collaboration between the ARLIS/Committee for...

Design and Time (updated)
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Design and Time (updated)

8 September - 10 September

School of Art & Design, Middlesex University, London

Design History Society Annual Conference 2016Design and TimeSchool of Art & Design, Middlesex University,...

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DHS Writing & Publishing Workshop

7 September, 11am - 4pm

School of Art & Design, Middlesex University, London

DHS Writing & Publishing Workshop 7 September 2016 11.00 am – 4.00 pmMiddlesex University Hosted by Maya...

Review: Colour, Vision and Materiality
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Review: Colour, Vision and Materiality

24 August 2016 -

In her article “Sticky Layers and Shimmering Weaves: A Study of Two Human Uses of Spider Silk”, featured in the Journal of Design History (Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016), artist and researcher Eleanor Morgan observes that spider silk has been collected and used for centuries in different parts of the world for varying purposes...

Cabin Fever
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Cabin Fever

5 August 2016 -

Cabin Fever is an exhibition that documents the historical evolution of the cabin in North America — and, as a counterpoint, in Scandinavia — from the 1800s to present, with a particular emphasis on visual and material representation. The cabin is explored through four main themes: pragmatism; romanticism; the counter-culture...