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Talk: The Fashion Revolution at Design Museum, London with David Crowley
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Talk: The Fashion Revolution at Design Museum, London with David Crowley

26 April 2017

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet avant-garde in fashion and film design in...

Report: DHS Inaugural Panel at CAA Conference 2017 by Dr Harriet Atkinson
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Report: DHS Inaugural Panel at CAA Conference 2017 by Dr Harriet Atkinson

24 April 2017 -

In February 2017, the Design History Society held its inaugural panel as affiliate at the College Art Association conference in New York. The panel, titled 'Beyond Boundaries: Art and Design Exhibitions as Transnational Exchange from 1945', was co-chaired by Dr Harriet Atkinson (University of Brighton), Dr Sarah Lichtman (Parsons The New School), and Dr Verity Clarkson (University of Brighton).

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External Vacancy: Curator of Digital Design at the V&A

21 April 2017

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London are seeking a Curator of Digital Design to join the Design,...

Q&A with DHS Essay Prize 2016 Winner, Ingrid Halland
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Q&A with DHS Essay Prize 2016 Winner, Ingrid Halland

18 April 2017 -

Ingrid Halland won the DHS Essay Prize​ in the post-graduate category for her submission, "Designs on our Ultimate Environment: Gruppo 9999, Superstudio and the New Ontological Landscape". Here, DHS Teaching & Learning Officer, Maya Oppenheimer, speaks to Halland about her research.

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Inaugural DHS Design Writing Prize

12 April 2017

In order to encourage, recognise, and support writing that engages audiences in critical and contemporary issues in...

Feature: A Tryst with the Past - Design History Workshop at NID Ahmedabad
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Feature: A Tryst with the Past - Design History Workshop at NID Ahmedabad

8 April 2017 -

Last month, I experienced one of the most exciting days in my academic life when Tanishka Kachru​, a senior faculty member at National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, India, invited me to be a part of a history of design workshop.

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DHS Vacancy: Student Officer

3 April 2017

The Design History Society is currently seeking applications for the position of Student Officer. The Student Officer...

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Papanek Symposium 2017: Design and Ethics (22 September 2017)

29 March 2017

Questions of design and ethics take on a new currency, form and prescience in a post-industrial, 'post-truth'...

Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Helena Chance
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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Helena Chance

21 March 2017 -

In February 2016 I was delighted to hear that my application for a Design History Society Research Publication Grant​ towards the preparation of my book 'The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial Digital Age' was successful.

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JDH Vacancy: Managing Editor

17 March 2017

The Design History Society wishes to invite individuals to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History...

Feature: Where are the Women? Gender Disparities in Graphic Design History
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Feature: Where are the Women? Gender Disparities in Graphic Design History

11 March 2017 -

On International Women's Day 2017, I was given the great privilege of presenting my research on gender disparities in graphic design history to graphics students at Central Saint Martins. My talk was part of a debate entitled 'Do we need graphic design history?' between myself and Dr Paul Rennie​.

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Call for Panel Proposals: Design History Society Affiliated Society Panel with the College Art Association

8 March 2017

In 2017, the Design History Society facilitated its first panel as an Affiliated Society at the College Art...

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Talk: M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016

27 February 2017

In this public talk, the 2016 recipients of the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship - Joseph Grima, and the team of...

Report: DHS Research Travel Grant by Freya Gowrley
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Report: DHS Research Travel Grant by Freya Gowrley

25 February 2017 -

Thanks to a 2016 Research Travel Grant from the Design History Society, I was able to conduct crucial primary research for the completion of my monograph, which is provisionally titled From House to Home: Gender, Identity & Emotion in British Interior Design, 1750-1840.

Conference: Modern Living in Asia (10-11 April 2017)
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Conference: Modern Living in Asia (10-11 April 2017)

20 February 2017

This conference aims to develop the study of modern living in Asia between 1945 to 1990 from transnational...

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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Lucia Floriana Savi

17 February 2017 -

Histories of Italian fashion have often highlighted the lives and careers of couturiers and individual stilisti, or the relevance of centres of Italian fashion at particular moments; however, the investigation of the actual material that constructs fashion - that is, textiles and their fibres - are overlooked.

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DHS Vacancies

11 February 2017

In this fortieth anniversary year since its foundation, the Design History Society is seeking to appoint new members...

Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Katharina Pfuetzner
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Report: DHS Research Publication Grant by Katharina Pfuetzner

3 February 2017 -

I would like to express my gratitude to the Design History Society for awarding me the 2016 Research Publication Grant. This funding will go towards covering the costs of clearing image rights for my forthcoming book Designing for Socialist Need: Industrial Design Practice in the German Democratic Republic (Routledge, 2017).

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Call for Papers: International Design Organisations: Histories, Legacies, Values

2 February 2017

International Design Organisations: Histories, Legacies, Values A conference to examine the histories, legacies...