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DHS Publishing & Research Methods Workshop

5 September, 10am - 3:30pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Design History Society will host a Publishing & Research Methods Workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Annual DHS...

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Call for Papers: Dress and Dissent, Association for Art History Conference 2019

8 August 2018

Convened by Louise Purbrick and Annebella Pollen, this panel, which focuses on the subject of Dress and...

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Feature: Review of Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present​ (Symposium)

1 August 2018 -

DHS Membership and Outreach Officer, Sabrina Rahman​, reviews 'Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present​', a two-day symposium co-organised by the Design History Society and the Programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter.

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Eleanor Rees
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Eleanor Rees

22 July 2018 -

​Thanks to the generous support of a Student Travel Award from the Design History Society, I was able to undertake a five-week research trip to Moscow, Russia, where I conducted archival research for my doctoral thesis, 'The Kino-khudozhnik and the Material Environment in Early Russian Fiction Film, c. 1907-1930'.

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External Event - It Wasn't Written: 
International Symposium on Designerly-ways of Historiography

17 July 2018

In the past decades there has been a lot of discussion about the construction and impact of history. Historians claim...

Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Emily M. Orr
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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Emily M. Orr

8 July 2018 -

I am grateful for the generous support of the Design History Society of my Research Publication Grant application. These funds have been used to contribute to image rights and reproduction fees for visuals included in my forthcoming book, Designing the Department Store: Display and Retail at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

Hearing Design History - Review of the 'Resonating Occupation: Sound, Music and Imperialism' Workshop
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Hearing Design History - Review of the 'Resonating Occupation: Sound, Music and Imperialism' Workshop

24 June 2018 -

DHS Ambassador, Vivien Chan, reviews the 'Resonating Occupation: Sound, Music and Imperialism' workshop, which took place as part of the Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia project at University of Nottingham last month.

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External Vacancy - Associate Professor in Design, UNSW

17 June 2018

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia is seeking to fill new academic positions in Design...

Events
Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present

15 June, 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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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Saurabh Tewari
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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Saurabh Tewari

9 June 2018 -

As part of my ongoing doctoral work, I am attempting to map-out and understand the shifting positions of design in postcolonial India. Crucially, a DHS Strategic Research Grant enabled me to visit Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay and National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

Volume 31, Issue 2, 2018
Publications
Volume 31, Issue 2, 2018

31 May 2018

Exhibition - SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990
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Exhibition - SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990

29 May 2018

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts presents 'SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-90', marking the 40th...

Registration Open for DHS 2018: Design and Displacement
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Registration Open for DHS 2018: Design and Displacement

19 May 2018

Registration is now open for Design and Displacement, the 2018 Design History Society Annual Conference. The...

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Wei Jin Darryl Lim
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Wei Jin Darryl Lim

10 May 2018 -

A fourteen-day research trip to two significant United States-based collections was made possible by the Design History Society's Student Travel Award. This visit allowed me to examine several rare Malay printed books and manuscripts, and consult several folders of missionary correspondence, lithographed, and typeset books.

Symposium: Design and Theories of Things
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Symposium: Design and Theories of Things

1 May 2018

What do theories of things mean, to, for, and in design in both their historical and contemporary contexts? This...

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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Charlotte Nicklas

28 April 2018 -

I was thrilled to learn that my application for a DHS Research Publication Grant had been successful. These funds will be used to contribute to the colour printing of my book "Color, Science and Fashion: Splendid Hues in the 19th Century".

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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Ruth Clifford
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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Ruth Clifford

14 April 2018 -

With the generous support of the Design History Society's Strategic Research Grant​, I had the fantastic opportunity of presenting my research on the Design History Society-affiliated panel​ at the annual College Art Association conference, held in Los Angeles on 21-24 February 2018.

Exhibition: Katagami in Practice (10-14 April 2018)
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Exhibition: Katagami in Practice (10-14 April 2018)

5 April 2018

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) presents an exhibition entitled "Katagami in Practice: Japanese...

Report: Design History Society Affiliated Panel – CAA 2018 by Hui-Ying Kerr and Rebecca Bell
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Report: Design History Society Affiliated Panel – CAA 2018 by Hui-Ying Kerr and Rebecca Bell

26 March 2018 -

The College Arts Association's 106th Annual Conference was held last month in Los Angeles. This year was the second year in which the Design History Society participated in the event as a CAA-affiliated society panel.