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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...

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Event Report: Tasting the Table

25 July 2016 -

How much can we understand about the tastes, techniques and aesthetics of historic tables without experiencing them for ourselves? Design historians often look to the furniture, flatware, crockery and dressings of consumption to tell us about cultural contexts of taste – both sensorial and cultural. Documentation, however, from published compendiums...

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Conference: Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, 1780 – 1914, University of Edinburgh, 9 June 2016
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Conference: Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, 1780 – 1914, University of Edinburgh, 9 June 2016

20 July 2016 -

​Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the ‘Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, c.1780 – 1914’ project investigates the world of artisans and craft in Scotland, demonstrating that the craft economy was not destroyed by industrialisation, but rather it adapted and changed.

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DHS Writing & Publishing Workshop

19 July 2016

7 September 2016 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Middlesex University Hosted by Maya Oppenheimer (Teaching & Learning...

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ScholarOne Profile Updates

19 July 2016

The Editors of the Journal of Design History ask all authors, reviewers and other users of ScholarOne Manuscript...

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Where is the History of Design Going?

14 July 2016 -

The one-day symposium Where is the History of Design Going? was organised by Stéphane Laurent of the University Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, to address the way in which the discipline of Design History has developed in both the UK and France and, more importantly, where it is heading, especially in the latter country.

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2017 Call for Papers: CAA 105th Annual Conference New York, NY, February 15–18, 2017

14 July 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS The CfP for the College Art Association<http://www.collegeart.org/> 105th annual conference...

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DHS Writing & Publishing Workshop

11 July 2016

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

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New scholarships for V&A/RCA MA in History of Design

8 July 2016

The Victoria and Albert Museum/Royal College of Art MA in History of Design is delighted to announce three additional...

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Facing the World Differently? Seventy years on from the Britain Can Make It Exhibition

8 July 2016

Internationalising Design History research cluster Friday 7 October 2016 Keynotes: Professor Jonathan...

An Architecture of Joy, a solo exhibition by Jenny Steele
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An Architecture of Joy, a solo exhibition by Jenny Steele

28 June 2016

Private View: 2.30pm-5pm Saturday 2nd July 2016Tuesday 5th July - Saturday 13th August 2016.(Open Tues- Sat, closed...

Meet the new DHS Ambassadors
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Meet the new DHS Ambassadors

28 June 2016 -

As the Design History Society continues to grow in membership and influence, the Board has appointed two Ambassadors with the aim of promoting the Society as a site of conversation, debate and reflection on design history. The Ambassadors will be utilising Twitter, Instagram and the DHS Blog to keep our members up to date with events and dialogues in the field.

The swadesi typewriter: mediating modernity, identity, and technology in post-independence India
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The swadesi typewriter: mediating modernity, identity, and technology in post-independence India

10 June 2016 -

My research aims to investigate the role played by typewriters for Indian languages in absorbing and shaping the aspirations of the independent nation-state of India following British colonial rule. In particular, my research intends to analyse the ramifications of the ‘swadesi’ doctrine within the context of modernisation, technological innovation, and the quest for self-sufficiency in the decades following Indian independence...

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​CALL FOR PAPERS: Modern Living in Asia 1945-­‐1990

2 June 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS Modern Living in Asia 1945-­‐1990 Dates: 10-­‐11 April 2017 Venue: City...

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Internationalising Design History: Facing the World Differently. Seventy years on from the Britain Can Make It Exhibition.

25 May 2016

Friday 7 October 2016 In 1946 the exhibition, Britain Can Make It, was held at London’s Victoria & Albert...

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Internationalising Design History: Facing the World Differently. Seventy years on from the Britain Can Make It Exhibition.

25 May 2016

Friday 7 October 2016 In 1946 the exhibition, Britain Can Make It, was held at London’s Victoria & Albert...

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Appointments to Editorial Board

25 May 2016

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

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Craft Research Fund Grant Program

24 May 2016

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United...

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Administrator: Design History Society

18 May 2016

Applications are invited to the position of part-time DHS Administrator. The Administrator will be responsible...