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DHS Vacancy: Membership and Outreach Officer

10 October 2018

The Design History Society is looking to appoint a new Membership and Outreach Officer to champion the interests of...

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Call for Conference Convenors: 2020 Annual Design History Conference

10 October 2018

The Design History Society warmly welcomes proposals from individual members and institutions that support research...

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Report: DHS Research Travel & Conference Grant by Lydia Caston
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Report: DHS Research Travel & Conference Grant by Lydia Caston

9 October 2018 -

Upon graduating from the MA History of Design course at the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, I was given the fantastic opportunity by the Design History Society to share my dissertation research at the inaugural Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia.

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External Event - Nordic Forum for Design History 2018

3 October 2018

Nordic Forum for Design History, 23-24 November 2018, Museum of Design and Applied Arts, Garðabær...

Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Wessie Ling
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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Wessie Ling

27 September 2018 -

Wessie Ling writes about how a DHS Research Publication Grant contributed towards the preparation of her edited volume, Fashion in Multiple Chinas: Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape (with Simona Segre Reinach).

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Call for Papers: Interior Provocations: Appropriate(d) Interiors

21 September 2018

Interior Provocations, a symposium founded by Pratt Institute Faculty in the History of Art and Design and Interior...

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Christin Yu
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Christin Yu

17 September 2018 -

DHS Student Travel Award recipient Christin Yu shares details of her recent research trip to Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, undertaken as part of her PhD, 'Fragments and Borders: Reconstructing Post-War Korean Identity Through Patchwork'.

Conferences
DHS 2018: Design and Displacement

6 - 8 September

Parsons School of Design, New York

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that in 2016, some 65.6 million people were...

Events
DHS Publishing & Research Methods Workshop

5 September, 10am - 3:30pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Design History Society will host a Publishing & Research Methods Workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Annual DHS...

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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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Volume 31, Issue 3, 2018
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Volume 31, Issue 3, 2018

3 September 2018

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Call for Papers: Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections

2 September 2018

A conference jointly supported by the Design History Society, the European Architectural History Network, and the...

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Feature: Review of Design and Theories of Things (Symposium)

2 September 2018 -

Leslie Atzmon and Betti Marenko reflect on Design and Theories of Things, a symposium held earlier this year in June and hosted at the DHS offices.

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External Vacancy - Assistant Curator, Design and Architecture, M+

24 August 2018

You will be responsible for: Supporting the curatorial team in all events and activities related to museum...

Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Zoë Hendon and Anne Massey
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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Zoë Hendon and Anne Massey

21 August 2018 -

Zoë Hendon and Anne Massey discuss their upcoming publication, Design, History and Time: New Temporalities in a Digital Age, which received support from a DHS Research Publication Grant.

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Alexandra Gushurst-Moore
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Alexandra Gushurst-Moore

14 August 2018 -

Alexandra Gushurst-Moore​, a PhD candidate at University of York, reviews her participation in the 2018 John Douglas Taylor Conference, which was facilitated by a DHS Student Travel Award.

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Call for Papers: Dress and Dissent, Association for Art History Conference 2019

8 August 2018

Convened by Louise Purbrick and Annebella Pollen, this panel, which focuses on the subject of Dress and...

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Feature: Review of Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present​ (Symposium)

1 August 2018 -

DHS Membership and Outreach Officer, Sabrina Rahman​, reviews 'Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present​', a two-day symposium co-organised by the Design History Society and the Programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter.

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Eleanor Rees
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Eleanor Rees

22 July 2018 -

​Thanks to the generous support of a Student Travel Award from the Design History Society, I was able to undertake a five-week research trip to Moscow, Russia, where I conducted archival research for my doctoral thesis, 'The Kino-khudozhnik and the Material Environment in Early Russian Fiction Film, c. 1907-1930'.

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External Event - It Wasn't Written: 
International Symposium on Designerly-ways of Historiography

17 July 2018

In the past decades there has been a lot of discussion about the construction and impact of history. Historians claim...