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Open Call: Representing Craft/Crafting Representation: DHS Dialogues
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Open Call: Representing Craft/Crafting Representation: DHS Dialogues

11 October 2021

How has craft been represented through a variety of media? What impact does representation through the particularities...

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Design Writing and Essay Prizes!

6 October 2021

The Design History Society would like to share the outcome of the Design Writing and Essay Prizes (undergraduate and...

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ART HISTORY FESTIVAL | DHS in Conversation with Christine Checinska, Design History and African Diasporas
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ART HISTORY FESTIVAL | DHS in Conversation with Christine Checinska, Design History and African Diasporas

25 September, 12:30 - 1:15pm

National Gallery, London

The Design History Society is participating in the first annual week-long festival curated by the Association for Art...

ART HISTORY FESTIVAL | REMEMBERING THINGS by the DHS
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ART HISTORY FESTIVAL | REMEMBERING THINGS by the DHS

22 September, 6 - 7pm

Virtual

The Design History Society is participating in the first annual week-long festival curated by the Association for...

A new Virtual Special Issue by the Journal of Design History; "Typographic Histories: Three Decades of Research"
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A new Virtual Special Issue by the Journal of Design History; "Typographic Histories: Three Decades of Research"

13 September 2021

We are proud to announce the publication of a new Virtual Special Issue by the Journal of Design History; Typographic...

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Design History Society 2021 AGM and prize-giving ceremony

3 September, 6:30 - 8pm

Virtual via Zoom

We invite members and prospective members of the DHS to join our 2021 Virtual AGM and prize-giving ceremony on Friday...

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Design History Society Annual Publishing Workshops 2021

27 August - 31 August

Virtual via Zoom

The Design History Society will host three virtual Publishing Workshops in conjunction with the 2021 annual DHS...

The Design History Society is participating in the first annual week-long festival curated by the Association for Art History.
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The Design History Society is participating in the first annual week-long festival curated by the Association for Art History.

20 August 2021

The Design History Society is participating in the first annual week-long festival curated by the Association for Art...

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Announcing details of the 2021 DHS AGM and prize-giving ceremony, plus 2020-21 Annual Review

19 August 2021

We invite members and prospective members of the DHS to join our 2021 Virtual AGM and prize-giving ceremony on Friday...

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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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The DHS is looking for a new Book Reviews Editor of the Journal of Design History!

19 August 2021

The DHS is looking for a new Book Reviews Editor of the Journal of Design History.The Design History Society (a...

The DHS Student Forum announces Ahmed Ansari as the student-curated keynote speaker.
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The DHS Student Forum announces Ahmed Ansari as the student-curated keynote speaker.

28 July 2021

Ahmed Ansari (in conversation with Tai Cossich and Sandra Bischler) will be the keynote speaker of the pre-conference...

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Report by Anna Talley: Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School

27 July 2021 -

Having just wrapped up this year’s Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School (DHOXSS), this report gives a summary of my attendance at the school, my reasons for participating, an overview of the speakers and topics addressed over the four days of morning lectures and how what I have learnt might be applied to both my personal research as well as to the digital humanities strand of the DHS student-led reading groups, which Tai Cossich and I are leading in 2022.

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"Decolonising Design and Culture" new episodes of the Reverberations podcast series by Zara Arshad in collaboration with the DHS are now live!

16 July 2021

The Design History Society is proud to announce the launch of the third and final series of Reverberations podcasts by...

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The DHS is looking for a new Managing Editor of the Journal of Design History!

7 July 2021

The DHS is looking for a new Managing Editor of the Journal of Design History. The Design History Society (a...

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Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Archives and Objects

2 July, 6:30 - 8pm

Virtual event

Over the past year, we have all experienced unprecedented uncertainty within our respective institutions. Design...

"Divergent Models" new episodes of the Reverberations podcast series by Zara Arshad in collaboration with the DHS are now live!
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"Divergent Models" new episodes of the Reverberations podcast series by Zara Arshad in collaboration with the DHS are now live!

24 June 2021

The Design History Society is proud to announce the launch of the second series of Reverberations podcasts by Zara...

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DHS Student Forum events in response to “Memory Full? Reimagining the relations between design and history”
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DHS Student Forum events in response to “Memory Full? Reimagining the relations between design and history”

23 June 2021

The Design History Society will host three events led by students and early career researchers in response to the...

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Teaching and Learning, Design History and Practice in the Virtual Space: Virtual Learning: Museums and Heritage

18 June, 6:30 - 8pm

Online

Over the past year, we have all experienced unprecedented uncertainty within our respective institutions. Design...

Report: Day symposium grant by DHS award by Bernat Klein foundation
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Report: Day symposium grant by DHS award by Bernat Klein foundation

18 June 2021 -

The ‘Eye for Colour’ symposium was held at the National Museum of Scotland on 29 November, 2018 by the Bernat Klein foundation, partially funded by the DHS Day Symposium Grant. In this report, the chair of BKF, Alison Harley, is providing us a glimpse on the aims and wide outreach of the event.