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Annual DHS Publishing Workshop: Details TBC

8 September - 10 September

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The return of the Annual DHS Publishing Workshop accompanies the 2016 conference at Middlesex University, 'Design and...

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Currently seeking two DHS Ambassadors!

12 February 2016

DHS Ambassador Roles The Design History Society Ambassador is an important role in the promotion of the society...

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Design History Society Student Travel Award Report Sarah Laurenson
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Design History Society Student Travel Award Report Sarah Laurenson

12 February 2016

​With the support of the Design History Society Student Travel Award, I recently went on a journey in search of surviving jewellery artefacts made in Scotland during the nineteenth century. My PhD research explores the jewellery craft in Scotland from 1780 to 1914, tracing the transformation of raw materials in the landscape to finished objects worn on the body. The study draws on surviving artefacts to understand how Scotland’s jewellery craft evolved during a time of profound economic, social and cultural change, with a focus on the shifting intersections between design and workmanship.

Student Travel Award Report: Janet Aspley
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Student Travel Award Report: Janet Aspley

12 February 2016

My project seeks to explore what can be learned by viewing and interpreting the cataclysmic social and political upheavals that have taken place in the American South during the period through a study of rhinestone tailoring, a style of performance dress and design closely associated with country music. The style juxtaposes the construction values of bespoke tailoring with bright colours, pictorial embroidery, sparkling rhinestones and the styling of the American West.

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Design History Society Day Symposium, Transnational Textiles: New Directions

12 February 2016

The generous Design History Society Day Symposium Award enabled the symposium Transnational Textiles: New Directions to take place at Northumbria University in November. The Symposium brought together academics, students, practitioners and museum professionals based in the UK and Scandinavia to share their interest in transnational textiles.

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New DHS Outreach and Events Grant

8 February 2016

The DHS Outreach Event Grant provides assistance for DHS members to convene a public event to promote design history...

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CHARLES HASLER SENDS HIS GREETINGS: The Ephemera Collection of a Mid-Century Designer

8 February 2016

The latest publication from the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) is Charles Hasler Sends His...

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Discount for DHS members at the upcoming FITC Conference Amsterdam!

28 January 2016

FITC AMSTERDAM 2016DESIGN. TECHNOLOGY. COOL SHIT. Now in its 9th year, FITC Amsterdam 2016 returns to host the...

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Call for Papers: Design History Society Annual Conference

26 January 2016

The Call for Papers for the 2016 Annual Design History Society Conference, hosted by Middlesex University, is now...

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Call for Papers: In Pursuit of Luxury

6 January 2016

The debate surrounding luxury is far from new. Are traditional definitions of luxury relevant in today's global...

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Call for Convenors: 2017 Annual Design History Society Conference

3 January 2016

The Annual Design History Society Conference is a prestigious, international event which offers a platform for an...

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V&A/RCA History of Design MA/PhD Open Day

20 December 2015

12 January 2015, 10am-1.15pm Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London Join us on Tuesday...

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International Fellowship for Young Researchers/Postdoctoral Scholars

13 December 2015

Exhibition Project: Universal Pictures of the Human – Information Graphics of the 1920s (Fritz Kahn / Otto...

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

1 December 2015

Treasurer The DHS is looking for nominations for successors to our existing Treasurer, who steps down this year. The...

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PhD Studentships in Art, Design& Architecture (London 2016/17)

1 December 2015

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University LondonKingston Application deadline: GMT 5pm Friday 8...

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V&A/RCA MA in History of Design Open Day

19 November 2015

27 November 2015, 11am-4pm Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London Join us on Friday 27 November...

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Postgraduate Essay Prize Winner, 2015. Physical Reminders: Tracing a ceramic mural’s presence and absence in postwar London

13 November 2015

Going for a walk can have unexpected consequences. One snow-covered winter’s day in January 2013 I set off with a friend to trace the hidden underground course of the River Fleet in London by walking the streets above. As we approached the end of the walk...

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Appointments to Editorial Board

13 November 2015

The Design History Society wishes to invite individuals who can make a distinctive and...

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Charles Hasler PhD Studentship

13 November 2015

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship based on the Charles Hasler collection, held by the Museum of Domestic...