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Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present

2 March, 1 - 5pm

University of Exeter

How can the curation of migrant cultures be a more dynamic and inclusive practice? What happens when objects are...

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Bookshelf: New Titles

20 February 2018

Chinese Porcelain in Colonial Mexico: The Material Worlds of an Early Modern Trade by Meha Priyadarshini This...

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External Event - Beyond Change
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External Event - Beyond Change

12 February 2018

Current discourse in design research, art, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, and the social sciences is...

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Feature: Review of 'Oriental Bodies' and the Performance of Gender (Conference)

5 February 2018 -

DHS Student Officer, Lydia Caston, reviews 'Oriental Bodies' and the Performance of Gender (Le 'Corps Oriental': Genre, Gestes et Regards), a three-day conference held in Paris in December 2017.

External Event - The Risk Society (Symposium)
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External Event - The Risk Society (Symposium)

22 January 2018

Chaired by Glenn Adamson, curator of this year's Beazley Designs of the Year, this symposium brings together...

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External Vacancy - Professorship in Design History and Design Theory

15 January 2018

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) invites applications for...

Report: DHS Research Exhibition Grant by Rose Roberto
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Report: DHS Research Exhibition Grant by Rose Roberto

10 January 2018 -

Thanks to the assistance of a DHS Research Exhibition Grant, I was able to travel to Edinburgh in November 2017 to work with staff at National Museums Scotland, and with collections held in NMS stores.

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Journal of Design History Special Issue: Call for Papers

5 January 2018

Practice, Discourse, Experience: The Relationships Between Design History and Architectural History Architecture's...

Feature: A Note From Professor Jeremy Aynsley
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Feature: A Note From Professor Jeremy Aynsley

27 December 2017 -

Professor Jeremy Aynsley, Chair of the Design History Society, rounds up the year.

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Exclusive for DHS Members: MIT Press Offer
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Exclusive for DHS Members: MIT Press Offer

16 December 2017

The MIT Press (MITP) is pleased to offer the Design History Society and its members a special discount on all MITP...

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Lucia Savi
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Lucia Savi

14 December 2017 -

The generous support of the Design History Society has made it possible for me to continue researching fashion and textile archives in Italy for my doctoral thesis: Italy's Textile Production and its Influence on the Ready-to-Wear System and its Aesthetics 1945-1985.

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External Event - Cultural Histories of Design

10 December 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing and Professors Grace Lees-Maffei and Kjetil Fallan are delighted to announce the launch of a new...

Call for Papers: Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict Since 1945
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Call for Papers: Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict Since 1945

7 December 2017

A conference on the intersections of conflict and pictures from the end of WWII until today. 24-25 May...

Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment (Part 3)
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Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment (Part 3)

26 November 2017 -

From 7-9 September, design historians from all over the world gathered in Oslo, Norway for the 2017 DHS Conference, Making and Unmaking the Environment. This year, Lydia Caston (LC), DHS Student Officer, and Vivien Chan (VC) and Simon Spiers (SS), DHS Ambassadors, covered a selection of panels during the conference.

Events
DHS 40th Anniversary Party

25 November 2017, 4:30 - 6:30pm

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

Dear Design History Society Member, This year the Design History Society (DHS) is 40. To mark the occasion the...

Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment (Part 2)
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Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment (Part 2)

12 November 2017 -

From 7-9 September, design historians from all over the world gathered in Oslo, Norway for the 2017 DHS Conference, Making and Unmaking the Environment. This year, Lydia Caston (LC), DHS Student Officer, and Vivien Chan (VC) and Simon Spiers (SS), DHS Ambassadors, covered a selection of panels during the conference.

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External Opportunities: V&A Research Institute (VARI)

13 October 2017

The V&A Research Institute (VARI) is nestled within the V&A Research Department - the first of its kind in the UK and...

To: DHS Early Career Researchers and Student Members
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To: DHS Early Career Researchers and Student Members

8 October 2017 -

At this year's DHS Conference, Harriet Atkinson (DHS Research Grants Officer) and Lydia Caston (DHS Student Officer) held a small meeting for students and early career researchers to receive feedback on how the Society can further support its members. If you were unable to attend the meeting, here is a reminder of what opportunities and awards the DHS offers.