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The Design History Society is delighted to announce that the DHS Annual Conference 2013 will be held at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. This will be the first conference convened outside of Europe and reflects the increasing importance of design history as a globalised discipline. The conference seeks to utilise postcolonial approaches and subjects to work towards the development of fuller, more textured, global histories of design. 'Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives' is convened by Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan , CEPT University, and Tanishka Kachru, National Institute of Design, and held at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 5-8 September 2013.Please view the National Institute of Design's website.
The Design History Society Annual Conference is a prestigious, international event which offers a platform for an interdisciplinary approach to research and critical debate in design history. The proposal for the 2014 conference should be based on themes or themes which will serve to further these debates from both contemporary and historical perspectives on cultures of design. The Design History Society works towards furthering global dialogues on design and warmly welcomes proposals from individuals and institutions that support and engage in teaching and research in design history. Recent and forthcoming conferences have been, or will be, hosted in Delft (2006), Falmouth (2008), Hertfordshire (2009), Barcelona (2011) Brighton (2012) and Ahmedabad (2013). Information on past conferences can be found on the DHS website.
In addition to bringing your institution to the attention of the design history community, this event can also offer an opportunity for delegates to visit local collections and significant sites in the study of design history.
All applications will be evaluated by the members of the Executive Committee of the Design History Society. The Executive Committee is committed to principles of equity, integrity and confidentiality in the treatment of all applications competing to host the Annual DHS Conference.
Applications must be received by 1 December 2012 for consideration by the Society's Executive Committee. Please contact Sally-Anne Huxtable DHS Conference Liaison Officer for further details. An application form and guidelines are available on the right hand side of this page.
The Design History Society is pleased to announce they are able to offer an additional Research Grant. This one-off grant responds to the theme of the Annual DHS conference 2013 in Ahmedabad, India Click here for more information.