Annual Conference 2014

Design History Society Annual Conference

Design for War and Peace

4-6 September 2014

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

The Design History Society is delighted to announce that the DHS Annual Conference 2014 will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

2014, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be an apposite moment in which to reflect upon the relationship of design and craft to conflict This conference seeks to bring together researchers from the many disciplines within design history to develop methodological approaches and explorations of a wider range of objects; a more diverse geography of theatres of conflicts and temporality, juxtaposing the often segregated methodologies war and peace studies

Design for War and Peace' is convened by Dr. Claire O'Mahony, Department for Continuing Education, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, 5-7 September 2014.

Please click here to download the call for papers for the 2014 Annual Design History Conference.

Call for Conference Conveners: The Design History Society Annual Conference 2015

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 2015 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.

Application and assessment process

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 an application form and guidelines:

Strategic Research Grant

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.

DHS Conference Call for Papers 2014 - Design for War and Peace

 abstracts: 01/02/2014