Welcome to the Design History Society

The Design History Society is the leading organisation that promotes the study of global design histories, and brings together and supports all those engaged in the subject - students, researchers, educators, designers, designer-makers, critics and curators. The Society aims to play an important role in shaping an inclusive design history.

An elected Executive Committee and Board of Trustees works together to enable the activities of the Society, and to ensure that higher education and research bodies in the UK appropriately represent design history.

The society's activities include:


Annual Membership of the Society is open to all and is available to individuals and institutions.

Various benefits are included in membership; however, many events are open or free to all interested in design history.

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