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DHS annual publication workshop - Serialising your research for diverse audiences
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DHS annual publication workshop - Serialising your research for diverse audiences

4 September, 2 - 5:45pm

University for the Creative Arts Canterbury CT1 3AN

This workshop introduces participants to how academic research can be serialised and presented in formats targeted...

Provocative Places: The Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle
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Provocative Places: The Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle

9 July 2024 -

For this month's Provocative Places blog, Design History Society Ambassador Pippy Stephenson discusses issues of heritage and identity in the regeneration of the Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle

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Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: The Covid Effect
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Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: The Covid Effect

19 June 2024 -

In our new blog series, academic writer and researcher Dr Rukmini Chaturvedi explores the theme of design-craft engagement in the Indian design market.

Provocative Objects: Shanzhai Smartphone
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Provocative Objects: Shanzhai Smartphone

17 June 2024 -

For this month's Provocative Objects blog, Design History Society Ambassador Dan Mu discusses the Shanzhai smartphone and the cultural narrative of counterfeit goods.

Textiles & Masculinities - online conference
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Textiles & Masculinities - online conference

15 June, 10:30am - 6:15pm

online

Convened by Dr Fiona Anderson of Glasgow School of Art, the Design History Society will host an online conference...

Objects in Distress - virtual seminar series
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Objects in Distress - virtual seminar series

6 June - 20 June

online

Convened by Dr Artun Ozguner (Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies, Graphic Design School of Communications,...

Book Launch: Design, Displacement, Migration
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Book Launch: Design, Displacement, Migration

22 May, 12 - 12am

online

On Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 12:00-1:15pm ET, join editors Jilly Traganou and Sarah Lichtman for the virtual...

Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: Craft as Power
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Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: Craft as Power

16 May 2024 -

In our new blog series, academic writer and researcher Dr Rukmini Chaturvedi explores the theme of design-craft engagement in the Indian design market.

Provocative Objects: The Queen Elizabeth Virginal
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Provocative Objects: The Queen Elizabeth Virginal

9 May 2024 -

To me, the most exciting part of history is the moment of connection that stretches through centuries, an ‘I do that too’ moment. My research into the Queen Elizabeth Virginal was not just a healthy dose of a historian’s curiosity, but a connection to a long-dead queen upon encountering the beautiful object. My name is Molly Gisbourne, a 2023 graduate of the V&A/RCA History of Design MA and now working in facilities at the Design Museum, this blog explores the Queen Elizabeth Virginal in the V&A collection.

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Announcing Prof. Anne Massey as the Guest Judge for the 2024 DHS Design Writing Prize
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Announcing Prof. Anne Massey as the Guest Judge for the 2024 DHS Design Writing Prize

7 May 2024

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Anne Massey is the Guest Judge for the Design Writing Prize 2024. This...

Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: Local in Global
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Crafting a National Identity in an International Market: Local in Global

19 April 2024 -

In our new blog series, academic writer and researcher Dr Rukmini Chaturvedi explores the theme of design-craft engagement in the Indian design market.

Book launch: Saloua Raouda Choucair: Modern Arab Design: An Exploration of Abstraction  Across Materials and Functions
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Book launch: Saloua Raouda Choucair: Modern Arab Design: An Exploration of Abstraction Across Materials and Functions

17 April 2024

DHS Outreach and Membership Officer Yasmine Nachabe Taan invites DHS members to the launch of her new book,...

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

online

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

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...

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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

online

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