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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Alyona Sokolnikova
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Alyona Sokolnikova

19 May 2022 -

This week’s Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar looks at design amidst the Cold War. Alyona Sokolnikova, independent researcher, writer, curator and teacher, and founder of the Women Designers: USSR research project, spoke to DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister about her work on women designers in the Soviet Union, 1960-1980.

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Bettina Siegele
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Bettina Siegele

18 May 2022 -

This week’s Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar looks at design amidst the Cold War. Our Ambassador Alexandra Banister interviewed Bettina Siegele, Assistant Professor and PhD Researcher in the Department of Architectural Theory at the University of Innsbruck, about her research into feminist approaches to architectural history ahead of her paper on the architect Karola Bloch.

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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Francesco Guida
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Francesco Guida

17 May 2022 -

This week’s Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar looks at design amidst the Cold War. Francesco E. Guida, Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at Politecnico di Milano, spoke to our Ambassador Alexandra Banister about his research ahead of his paper on women pioneers in the Golden Age of Italian graphic design.

DHS Reading Groups 2022
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DHS Reading Groups 2022

17 May - 5 July

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The DHS Reading Groups are a new initiative of the Design History Society to support emerging researchers interested...

DHS Virtual Seminar Spring 2022 series "Hidden Histories: Gender in Design"
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DHS Virtual Seminar Spring 2022 series "Hidden Histories: Gender in Design"

12 May - 26 May

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Convened by Alex Banister and Claire O’MahonyThursdays 19.30-21:00 hrs GMT via Zoom Our upcoming seminar...

Parisa Heidari: 'The role of women in the development of endowment in Islamic lands – A case study: women acquaintances in Safavid and Ottoman rule'
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Parisa Heidari: 'The role of women in the development of endowment in Islamic lands – A case study: women acquaintances in Safavid and Ottoman rule'

12 May 2022 -

As part of our Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar series, Parisa Heidari, Master in Architecture Studies at the School of Architecture in the University of Tehran, and Hamed Mazaherian, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture in the University of Tehran, presented as part of a wider discussion on ‘Archives and Beyond: Strategies for Historical Research in Gender in Design’. Due to technical difficulties with their pre-recorded talk, we have transcribed their presentation into a blog post.

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Laura Martínez de Guereñu
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Laura Martínez de Guereñu

12 May 2022 -

Session six of our Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar series looks at collaboration and collective practice. Ahead of her paper on Lilly Reich’s contributions at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, Martínez de Guereñu tells our Ambassador Alexandra Banister more about her research.

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Dr Alexandra Chiriac
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Dr Alexandra Chiriac

11 May 2022 -

Session six of our Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar series looks at collaboration and collective practice. Ahead of her paper on M. H. Maxy and Mela Brun-Maxy, Dr Alexandra Chiriac, a Leonard A. Lauder Postdoctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, tells our Ambassador Alexandra Banister more about her research.

Call for papers: ‘FOLK’ CULTURES IN EVERYDAY OBJECTS
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Call for papers: ‘FOLK’ CULTURES IN EVERYDAY OBJECTS

5 May 2022

‘Folk’ is a contested term, invoking resonances of tradition, rurality, informality. Its forms and connotations...

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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Jaleen Grove
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Jaleen Grove

5 May 2022 -

Ahead of this week's Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar themed 'dress and graphic design,' DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister speaks to Dr Jaleen Grove, Assistant Professor in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and Associate Editor for the Journal of Illustration, ahead of her paper on Olive Allen and Edwardian girls’ media.

Provocative Places: Antilia, Mumbai
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Provocative Places: Antilia, Mumbai

4 May 2022 -

Welcome to the next in our "Provocative Places" series, in which DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister looks at Antilia, the private residence of the Ambani family in Mumbai, and issues of the wealth divide as articulated through architecture.

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Teal Triggs
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Teal Triggs

4 May 2022 -

Ahead of this week's Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar themed 'dress and graphic design,' DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister speaks to Teal Triggs, Professor of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, co-editor of Design Issues, and founder member of the Women’s Design + Research Unit about her paper on Fleur Cowles’s editorship of Flair magazine.

"Beyond borders: Towards a transnational World History of Design," A DHS Virtual Afternoon Symposium
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"Beyond borders: Towards a transnational World History of Design," A DHS Virtual Afternoon Symposium

29 April, 1:30 - 5pm

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This event has been moved to 29 April 2021, 13.30 BST. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to...

Call for papers: "Materiality and Mediation: Global Conversations"
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Call for papers: "Materiality and Mediation: Global Conversations"

28 April 2022

Materiality and Mediation: Global Conversations is a new virtual symposium convened by the College Art Association,...

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Sarah Mursal
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Sarah Mursal

28 April 2022 -

Ahead of this week's Hidden Histories: Gender in Design seminar themed 'interior design,' DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister spoke with Sarah Mursal, lecturer on the Digital Film Production Course at Ravensbourne University, London, to discuss her research, which aims to make history and design more inclusive and sensitive.

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Catriona Quinn
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Catriona Quinn

27 April 2022 -

DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister speaks with Dr Catriona Quinn, Research Assistant in the School of Art and Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, ahead of her paper on Australian interior designers and architects in the postwar era.

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Revised: Call for applications for new Chair of the Design History Society!

26 April 2022

Sadly, the chair of the Society, Claire O’Mahony has decided to step down with the termination of her three-year...

The Journal of Design History is recruiting a new member for its Editorial Board
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The Journal of Design History is recruiting a new member for its Editorial Board

25 April 2022

Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Design History Society (DHS), the Journal of Design History is...

Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Elin Manker
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Hidden Histories: Gender in Design interview: Elin Manker

21 April 2022 -

Ahead of this week's Hidden Histories seminar which examines Archives and Beyond: Strategies for Historical Research in Gender in Design, DHS Ambassador Alexandra Banister catches up with Elin Manker, Assistant Professor in Art History and Visual Studies at Umeå University, Sweden, to further discuss her research.