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Provocative Objects: The Dabbawala Coffee Table
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Provocative Objects: The Dabbawala Coffee Table

11 April 2024 -

In this month's Provocative Objects blog, academic writer and researcher Dr Rukmini Chaturvedi discusses the Dabbawala coffee table, designed in 2016 by Parth Parikh.

(Re)Making: Craft-Design and Women’s Empowerment in the Global South
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(Re)Making: Craft-Design and Women’s Empowerment in the Global South

27 March, 10am - 2pm

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Women Engage in Discussion, Adorned by Ringaal Weaving Artefacts in Tangri Village, Uttarakhand, India, Kirti Kumari,...

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Report: Craft-based design and the durability of hand craft - oya lace
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Report: Craft-based design and the durability of hand craft - oya lace

26 March 2024 -

Duygu Atalay Onur and Merve Aydin report on their research into oya lace and craft-based design which was supported by the DHS EDI Strategic Research Grant

Remembering Charlotte Benton (1944-2024) by Grace Lees-Maffei
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Remembering Charlotte Benton (1944-2024) by Grace Lees-Maffei

25 March 2024

Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History Prof Dr Grace Lees-Maffei reflects on the career of the...

DHS annual conference 2024 - Border Control - registration now open
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DHS annual conference 2024 - Border Control - registration now open

25 March 2024

Registration is now open for the 2024 DHS annual conference Please visit the conference website to register -...

Provocative Objects: Good Squish x Lace History
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Provocative Objects: Good Squish x Lace History

14 March 2024 -

In this month’s Provocative Objects post, Design History Society Ambassador Rowan Adamson discusses this history of lace and its modern interpretations by Good Squish.

Teaching Graphic Design History in/of the Arab World: Narratives and Practices
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Teaching Graphic Design History in/of the Arab World: Narratives and Practices

29 February - 1 March

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Teaching Graphic Design History in/of the Arab World: Narratives and Practices DATE: Thursday 29th February -...

Report: Word on the Street
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Report: Word on the Street

8 February 2024 -

Freya Purcell and Genevieve Drinkwater report on the digital archive project 'Word on the Street' supported by the DHS Virtual Event Award (Student)

Provocative Places: paraSITE project
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Provocative Places: paraSITE project

8 February 2024 -

Welcome to the next in our Provocative Places and Objects series, in which we look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This time, Alexandra Banister looks at artist Michael Rakowitz’s paraSITE project, which uses an interdisciplinary approach to art and architecture to highlight issues of homelessness.

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Call for Papers: Textiles and Masculinities Symposium
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Call for Papers: Textiles and Masculinities Symposium

5 February 2024

Call for Papers: Textiles and Masculinities SymposiumA Design History Society online symposiumSaturday 15 June 2024The...

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Welcome to our new Ambassador, Pippy Stephenson

5 February 2024

The Design History Society is pleased to welcome our new Ambassador, Pippy Stephenson. Pippy Stephenson is an MA...

New podcast: Design Writing Prize 2023 winner Ijeoma Ndukwe in conversation with guest judge Priscila Farias
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New podcast: Design Writing Prize 2023 winner Ijeoma Ndukwe in conversation with guest judge Priscila Farias

29 January 2024

The latest episode of the DHS podcasts is out now!Listen to the 2023 Design Writing Prize guest judge Priscila Farias...

Call for Papers: Objects in Distress - a DHS online seminar series
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Call for Papers: Objects in Distress - a DHS online seminar series

29 January 2024

From the ongoing tensions in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, to the rising peril on women’s rights,...

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In memory of Charlotte Benton

24 January 2024

The Trustees of the Design History Society and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History are very sorry to...

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Welcome to our new Ambassador, Dan Mu

22 January 2024

The Design History Society is pleased to welcome our new Ambassador, Dan Mu. Dan is a current PhD candidate at...

Provocative Places: Pathra Temple Complex
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Provocative Places: Pathra Temple Complex

9 January 2024 -

In the first Provocative Places and Objects blog of 2024, Souhardya De discusses Pathra Temple Complex and the Rural Bengali European Connect.

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Statement about DHS membership for 2024

22 December 2023

As of January 2024, the Design History Society will be taking back management of all individual memberships and...

Call for Papers: 'Border Control: Excursion, Incursion and Exclusion' Design History Society Annual Conference 2024
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Call for Papers: 'Border Control: Excursion, Incursion and Exclusion' Design History Society Annual Conference 2024

20 December 2023

Border Control: Excursion, Incursion and ExclusionDesign History Society Annual Conference 2024University for the...

Provocative Places: Soviet Playground Design in Lithuania
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Provocative Places: Soviet Playground Design in Lithuania

8 December 2023 -

Welcome to the final Provocative Places and Objects blog of 2023. This time, Ieva Daujotaite, a Design History Postgraduate from the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum shares research on Soviet Playground Design in Lithuania.