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Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation recording now on YouTube
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Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation recording now on YouTube

30 January 2023

The recording of the virtual symposium, Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation organised by the Design...

Provocative Objects: The Pirate and The Traders of the West Indies
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Provocative Objects: The Pirate and The Traders of the West Indies

21 January 2023 -

This month, guest contributor to the Provocative Objects series Zarna Hart studies The Pirate and The Traders of the West Indies by William Spooner in relation to British Empire and the indoctrination of Victorian children.

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Call for Submissions: JDH Special Issue 'Design History and Digital Material Culture'

12 January 2023

This Special Issue of the Journal of Design History is dedicated to promoting the study of digital material culture...

Provocative Objects: Pearls
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Provocative Objects: Pearls

16 December 2022 -

This month, guest contributor to the Provocative Objects series Livy Scott discusses the haptic, tactile, and embodied experience of pearls.

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The folkloric inspiration of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro in a table set and its cutlery

30 November 2022 -

As part of the 'Folk' Cultures in Everyday Objects seminar series, Francisca Antunes Guimarães (an independent researcher from Porto, Portugal) has written a blog post about Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro's (Lisbon, 1846-1905) utensils set and its design links to Portuguese folk culture. Her research intends to deepen the study and meaning of the tablewares in the 19th century using a specific set from Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro as a case study.

New podcast: Design Writing Prize 2022 winner Joana Albernaz Delgado in conversation with guest judge Alice Twemlow
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New podcast: Design Writing Prize 2022 winner Joana Albernaz Delgado in conversation with guest judge Alice Twemlow

21 November 2022

The latest episode of the DHS podcasts is out now! Listen to this year's Design Writing Prize (DWP) guest judge,...

"Folk Cultures" in Everyday Objects
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"Folk Cultures" in Everyday Objects

18 November - 2 December 2022

Online

Fridays 18 November - 2 December 2022 Session 1 15.30 - 17.00 (GMT) Session 2 19.00 - 20.00...

Provocative Places: The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
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Provocative Places: The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

14 November 2022 -

Following a summer break, welcome back to the Provocative Places and Objects series in which our Ambassadors look at places and spaces that challenge and confront us as design historians. This month, Alexandra Banister looks at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and considers how we use architecture to remember and to display collective history.

Digital legacy of the 2021 DHS annual conference Memory Full? now live
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Digital legacy of the 2021 DHS annual conference Memory Full? now live

8 November 2022

The digital legacy of the 2021 DHS annual conference Memory Full? (Basel, Switzerland) is now live. This...

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2022 Undergraduate Essay Prize winner Emma Gill shares an overview of her winning essay

5 October 2022 -

2022 Undergraduate Essay Prize winner Emma Gill shares an overview of her winning essay, 'Why is Modern Design Employed to Reinforce the Concept of Villainy in Film? Immorality and Modernism in the Contemporary Villain’s Lair'

Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation
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Global Conversations: Materiality and Mediation

4 October 2022, 4 - 6pm

Virtual event

Tuesday, 4 October 11:00 am - 01:00 pm EST04:00 pm - 06:00 pm BST (GMT+1)05:00 pm - 07:00 pm CET Join us...

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Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of the Design Writing and Essay Prizes!

4 October 2022

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

Call for applications: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Design History
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Call for applications: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Design History

4 October 2022

The Journal of Design History is the leading international journal of design history, and is published by Oxford...

DHS Annual Conference 2022: Design and Transience - thank you!
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DHS Annual Conference 2022: Design and Transience - thank you!

4 October 2022

The 2022 DHS annual conference themed Design and Transience took place at the Izmir Institute of Technology and the...

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Katie Irani

3 October 2022 -

Katie Irani is a current student on the RCA/V&A History of Design Programme, she is also a recipient of the Student bursary for this year's DHS Conference.

Design History Society annual conference 2023 convenor announcement
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Design History Society annual conference 2023 convenor announcement

2 October 2022

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 Design History Society conference will be hosted by the College of Art...

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Call for conference convenors: 2024 Design History Society Annual Conference

2 October 2022

The Design History Society is now looking for a host of its annual conference in 2024. The conference is a...

The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future
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The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future

21 September 2022, 2 - 3:30am

Hybrid

Free hybrid event in partnership with the Design History SocietyPart of the Association for Art History's Art History...

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The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology: Back to the Future

15 September 2022

Free hybrid event in partnership with the Design History SocietyWednesday 21 September 2022, 2-3.30pm (UK time). Watch...