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"Beyond borders: Towards a transnational World History of Design," A DHS Virtual Afternoon Symposium
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"Beyond borders: Towards a transnational World History of Design," A DHS Virtual Afternoon Symposium

1 April, 1:30 - 5pm

Online

1 April 2021. 13.30 BST The editorial project “World History of Design,” initiated by the late Victor...

DHS Reading Groups 2022 - Design History & Language Rights - Design History & Digital Humanities
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DHS Reading Groups 2022 - Design History & Language Rights - Design History & Digital Humanities

25 January - 8 February

Online

The first two meetings of the DHS Reading Groups are coming up soon. On January 25, Tai Cossich will lead the session...

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

20 January - 31 March

Virtual seminar

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

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In solidarity with Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum.

12 January 2022

Please take a moment to get informed about the financial constraints faced by colleagues at The City Museum & Art...

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In memory of Kashiwagi Hiroshi

10 January 2022

As the Design History Society and its wider community we are saddened by the loss of design critic and historian...

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Latino Design Histories talk by SODA Baltimore can now be accessed in Spanish and Portuguese!

22 December 2021

The online talk held by the Society of Design Arts and AIGA Baltimore with the co-editors of the special issue of the...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Petra Seitz– Or, toward a new design history
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Petra Seitz– Or, toward a new design history

15 December 2021 -

In this report reflecting on their participation to the Memory Full? DHS annual conference, Petra Seitz invites us to take a critical position on a potential schism "which appears to exist within Design History; of a discipline unsure of its relationship to the political, to the radical, to the decolonial, to the anticapitalist and to a critical approach to history, theory, and objects."

A new Special Issue titled "Material Displacements" is now published by the Journal of Design History!
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A new Special Issue titled "Material Displacements" is now published by the Journal of Design History!

16 November 2021

The JDH proudly presents the new Special Issue titled "Material Displacements" edited by Sarah Lichtman and Jilly...

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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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Report: Research Exhibition Grant by Nana Wang
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Report: Research Exhibition Grant by Nana Wang

10 November 2021 -

Join Nana Wang and their research journey into the fruition of their virtual exhibition project 'ISOTOPIA, the museum of the future,' which aims to explore the museum pedagogy methods and picture education in ISOTYPE.

In memory of Gabriele Oropallo
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In memory of Gabriele Oropallo

28 October 2021

The Design History Society and its wider community mourns the tragic loss of Gabriele Oropallo. Please join us reflect...

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The Design History Society is looking for three new Ambassadors!

27 October 2021

The Design History Society is looking for three new Ambassadors! The Ambassadors will play a vital role in enriching...

Report: Virtual Event Grant by Sorcha O'Brien
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Report: Virtual Event Grant by Sorcha O'Brien

21 October 2021 -

Sorcha O'Brien, the recipient of the DHS Virtual Event Grant, provides us with a vivid account of her AHRC funded research project "Kitchen Power: National Parallels symposium." The exhibition mainly looked at the promised lifestyle and everyday reality of rural electrification in 1950s and 1960s Ireland particularly its effect on the lives of Irish women.

Arts Emergency Mentor Call Out
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Arts Emergency Mentor Call Out

20 October 2021

Art Emergency, a mentoring charity and support network that helps underrepresented young people get ahead in the...

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 2021, 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 2021, 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...