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External Opportunities: V&A Research Institute (VARI)

13 October 2017

The V&A Research Institute (VARI) is nestled within the V&A Research Department - the first of its kind in the UK and...

To: DHS Early Career Researchers and Student Members
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To: DHS Early Career Researchers and Student Members

8 October 2017 -

At this year's DHS Conference, Harriet Atkinson (DHS Research Grants Officer) and Lydia Caston (DHS Student Officer) held a small meeting for students and early career researchers to receive feedback on how the Society can further support its members. If you were unable to attend the meeting, here is a reminder of what opportunities and awards the DHS offers.

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Exclusive for DHS Members: RIT Press Offer
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Exclusive for DHS Members: RIT Press Offer

7 October 2017

The Design History Society recently teamed up with RIT Press to present to DHS members an exclusive offer of 30%...

Design Writing Prize 2017 Winners
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Design Writing Prize 2017 Winners

3 October 2017 -

The recipients of this year's DHS Design Writing Prize are Igor Bragado and Rennie Jones. Read their winning essay, "Designing a Climate at the Edge of Change", here.

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DHS Vacancy: Conference Liaison Officer

24 September 2017

The Design History Society is now accepting applications for the position of Conference Liaison Officer. The role of...

Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment
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Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment

24 September 2017 -

From 7-9 September, design historians from all over the world gathered in Oslo, Norway for the 2017 DHS Conference, Making and Unmaking the Environment. This year, Lydia Caston (LC), DHS Student Officer, and Vivien Chan (VC) and Simon Spiers (SS), DHS Ambassadors, covered a selection of panels during the conference.

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External Vacancy: Art/Design History Lecturer, Northumbria University

17 September 2017

Northumbria University is a thriving research-engaged, business-focused institution with an ambitious vision for...

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Call for Conference Convenors: 2019 Annual Design History Conference

12 September 2017

The Annual Design History Society Conference is a prestigious international event, which offers a platform for an...

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Journal of Design History: Appointments to Editorial Board

8 September 2017

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

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Design History Society members include all those interested in design: students, designers, lecturers, historians, researchers, craftspeople, manufacturers, archivists, curators, librarians and collectors. New members are always welcomed and actively encouraged to contribute to events and publications.

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DHS Writing & Publishing Workshop

6 September, 10am - 5pm

Georg Morgensternes hus, Room 452, University of Oslo

The Design History Society will host a Writing & Publishing Workshop in conjunction with the 2017 Annual DHS...

Feature: Designing the DHS 40th Anniversary Poster
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Feature: Designing the DHS 40th Anniversary Poster

2 September 2017 -

40 years have passed since the Design History Society​ was formed in 1977. Additionally, the Journal of Design History​, created by the Society in 1987 - and now a leading journal in the field - celebrates its third decade of publication this year. To commemorate both milestones, the Society decided a poster should be created for the upcoming DHS 2017 Annual Conference​.

Volume 30, Number 3, 2017
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Volume 30, Number 3, 2017

1 September 2017

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Call for Papers: Japonisme in Design Practice

29 August 2017

A one-day conference organised by Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Venue:...

Feature: Thoughts on Three Czech Modernist Villas
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Feature: Thoughts on Three Czech Modernist Villas

19 August 2017 -

This article explores three twentieth-century villas - Villa Tugendhat, Villa Müller and Villa Rothmayer - comparing their interiors, and the representations of these houses and the families living in them.

Call for Papers: Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism and the Arts
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Call for Papers: Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism and the Arts

15 August 2017

'For me, there is no gap between my painting and my so-called 'decorative' work. I never considered the 'minor arts'...

Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yongkeun Chun (Part 2)
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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yongkeun Chun (Part 2)

11 August 2017 -

During a research period in Tokyo, I was able to study and gather materials for a significant case study regarding Korean and Japanese commercial art education by reviewing a collection of Japanese exhibition catalogues. I would like to thank the Design History Society once again for supporting the archival work essential for my studies.

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Report: DHS Research Travel and Conference Grant by Verity Clarkson
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Report: DHS Research Travel and Conference Grant by Verity Clarkson

4 August 2017 -

I spent Valentine's Day 2017 in New York in anticipation of one of the largest international art history gatherings - the College Art Association​ Annual Conference - at which I would be co-chairing the Design History Society's inaugural panel as an affiliate society. This was a valuable opportunity to work with a larger, US-based organisation and promote the DHS internationally.

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External Vacancy: V&A Curatorial Fellowship in Furniture History

31 July 2017

The V&A is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Fellow in furniture history to join the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion...

Feature: DresserFest - Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods
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Feature: DresserFest - Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods

27 July 2017 -

The weekend of 30 June-2 July 2017 saw Middlesbrough host the second edition of the bi-annual 'Dresserfest', a family-friendly and action packed celebration of the Victorian industrial designer Christopher Dresser (1834-1904).