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"Folk Cultures" in Everyday Objects
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"Folk Cultures" in Everyday Objects

18 November - 2 December

Online

Fridays 18 November - 2 December 2022 Session 1 15.30 - 17.00 (GMT) Session 2 19.00 - 20.00...

Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation
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Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation

4 October, 11am - 1pm

Virtual event

Join us this fall for the virtual symposium, Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation, on October 4,...

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The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future
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The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future

21 September, 2 - 3:30am

Hybrid

Free hybrid event in partnership with the Design History SocietyPart of the Association for Art History's Art History...

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The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future

15 September 2022

Free hybrid event in partnership with the Design History SocietyWednesday 21 September 2022, 2-3.30pm (UK time). Watch...

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Art History Festival 2022

15 September 2022

Running from 20 – 26 September, the Association for Art History’s celebration of art, design and architecture...

DHS Student Forum 2022: Hear Your Peers
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DHS Student Forum 2022: Hear Your Peers

8 September, 10:15 - 11:15am

hybrid - IZTECH, Izmir, Turkey and Zoom

Our upcoming Student Forum event ‘Hear Your Peers’ provides students at all stages of their studies with...

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Design History Society Annual Publishing Workshop 2022 (hybrid)

7 September, 3 - 6:30pm

Izmir, Turkey and Zoom

Design History Society Annual Publishing Workshop 2022The Design History Society will host a hybrid Publishing...

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Izmir solidarity statement by the DHS Chair

6 September 2022

The Trustees of the Design History Society acknowledge the disquiet and anxiety felt by a number of its members...

Provocative Places: Millbank Prison, London
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Provocative Places: Millbank Prison, London

24 August 2022 -

Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which our Ambassadors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This month, Alexandra Banister looks at Millbank Prison, the former national penitentiary and deportation holding facility, and the architecture of imprisonment and surveillance.

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Call for Submissions: JDH Special Issue 'Design and the Occult'

8 August 2022

Until recently many academic disciplines and subjects avoided the subject of the occult, deeming it too ‘irrational...

Call for papers: Student Forum: Hear Your Peers
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Call for papers: Student Forum: Hear Your Peers

14 July 2022

Call for Papers: Student Forum: Hear Your PeersThursday 8th September 202212.45-1.30pm TRT /10.45-11.30am BSTHybrid...

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Call for submissions: Provocative Objects/Places blog series

6 July 2022

Started by the DHS Ambassadors in 2022, the Provocative Objects and Places blog series looks at places and objects...

Provocative Places: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Provocative Places: Johannesburg, South Africa

6 July 2022 -

Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which our Ambassadors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This month, Alexandra Banister discusses the city of Johannesburg in South Africa and issues of segregation and urban planning.

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão - Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive: statements as interruptions of institutionalised unit
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão - Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive: statements as interruptions of institutionalised unit

30 June 2022 -

In this blog report the awardees of the DHS Conference Bursary, Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão talk about the Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive, an initiative they lead in order to "problematise the processes of the historiography of graphic design and question the authorities and the powers that define objects, themes and authors."

Call for short film submissions - NEW TURKISH DESIGN?
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Call for short film submissions - NEW TURKISH DESIGN?

29 June 2022

The Design History Society (DHS) is the leading organisation that promotes and supports the study of design histories,...

Provocative Objects: Bacchantes Vase by René Lalique
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Provocative Objects: Bacchantes Vase by René Lalique

22 June 2022 -

Welcome to the next edition of our Provocative Places and Objects blog series, in which our Ambassadors look more at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This month, Wiktoria Kijowska looks at the Bacchantes Vase by René Lalique in the context of fakes and copies.

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Latino Design Histories held by the Society of Design Arts Baltimore and Aigia Baltimore is back!
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Latino Design Histories held by the Society of Design Arts Baltimore and Aigia Baltimore is back!

20 June 2022

June 30th, 6 PM - 7:30 PM ET The Society of Design Arts Baltimore (SoDA) and Aigia Baltimor are back with the...

Welcome to the new members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History.
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Welcome to the new members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History.

20 June 2022

Join us welcoming the new members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History with these reflective words...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Leanne Tonkin - Postconservation model in contemporary textile and fashion conservation
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Leanne Tonkin - Postconservation model in contemporary textile and fashion conservation

14 June 2022 -

Leanne Tolkin is a PhD researcher and a textile and fashion conservator. In this report Leanne talks about the ‘postconservation’ model that extends the legacy and appreciation of fashion artefacts beyond a representational conservation approach. After all, if a fashion item is designed to degrade, what are the archival implications in conserving, documenting processes and ‘performance’ of the applied characteristics of such artefacts?