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Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections

6 - 8 June

Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL

This two-day conference will explore old, new and future interconnections between Design History and Architectural...

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CFP: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference

4 May 2019

Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference Liverpool, Friday 13 September 2019 Conference Theme: Art...

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Design Writing Prize 2019

3 May 2019

In order to encourage, recognise, and support writing that engages audiences in critical and contemporary issues in...

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DHS Essay Prize 2019

3 May 2019

DESIGN HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE Submissions are invited for the Design History Society Essay Prize, established in 1997...

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Feature: The DHS Ambassadors Say Goodbye

3 April 2019 -

As Vivien and Simon's role as DHS Ambassadors comes to an end to make room for a new team, they reflect on two fruitful years of representing the Society.

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Serena Newmark

30 March 2019 -

DHS Conference Bursary recipient, Serena Newmark, reflects on her participation in the 2018 DHS Annual Conference.

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Deadline extended for Call for Papers: Making and Shaping Things in Creative Economies

22 March 2019

Making and shaping things in creative economies. From history to present day Dates: 28-30 November 2019 Location:...

Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yasmine Taan
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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yasmine Taan

20 March 2019 -

I would like to thank the Design History Society for supporting this research. The funding went towards covering the production subvention cost for Branding Lebanon through the lens of Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui (Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Khatt books, 2019).

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Catriona Quinn

17 March 2019 -

"Being awarded a Conference Bursary by the DHS to attend and deliver a paper at the 2018 conference Design and Displacement was an important moment of transition for me". Catriona Quinn reports.

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DHS Vacancy: Chair of the Design History Society 2019-2022

15 March 2019

The Design History Society is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Executive Committee (Board of Trustees) to take...

Feature: Reflections on DHS 2018 Design and Displacement (Part 2)
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Feature: Reflections on DHS 2018 Design and Displacement (Part 2)

9 March 2019 -

From 6-8 September, design historians from all over the world gathered in New York, USA for the 2018 DHS Conference, Design and Displacement. The DHS Ambassadors, Vivien Chan and Simon Spiers, along with the Society's Student Officer, Lydia Caston, review some of the activities that took place as part of the event.

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Call for Proposals: DHS Panel at the 2020 College Art Association Conference, Chicago

6 March 2019

The Design History Society (DHS), as Affiliate Society of the College Art Association (CAA), invites DHS members to...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Tania Messell
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Tania Messell

5 March 2019 -

Tania Messell, recipient of a DHS Conference Bursary, reflects on the 2018 DHS Conference, Design and Displacement, through the lens of humanitarian aid.

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Extended Deadline - CFP DHS 2019: The Cost of Design

2 March 2019

'The Cost of Design' explores the complexities of the historic and contemporary relationship between design and...

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Malin Graesse

16 February 2019 -

DHS Conference Bursary recipient, Malin Graesse, reviews her participation in the 2018 DHS Annual Conference.

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Nicholas de Godoy Lopes
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Nicholas de Godoy Lopes

16 February 2019 -

It was a joy to present at the 2018 DHS Conference. Not only was it my first presentation at a major academic conference, it was my first time attending one as well, and I can say with certainty that it was an incredibly rewarding experience.

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Call for Papers: The Business of the Bauhaus, DHS Conference 2019

11 February 2019

DHS Panel Proposal: The Cost of Design, University of Northumbria, 5-7 September 2019 The Business of the...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Sara Nicole England
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Sara Nicole England

4 February 2019 -

How does design participate in the narratives and experiences of displaced persons? How are designed objects and spaces subject to displacement, and how are these transformations exposed or concealed? What does a lens of displacement offer to design historians and to the field of design study?

Events
Reflecting on Global Design History Practices

2 February, 2 - 5pm

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ

The Design History Society is hosting an afternoon event on Saturday 2nd February at 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M...