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Virtual Design History Pathway, now accepting applications!
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Virtual Design History Pathway, now accepting applications!

28 May 2020

The DHS is delighted to offer new funding opportunities for virtual activities whilst our support for face-to-face and...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Christin Yu
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Christin Yu

20 May 2020 -

2019 DHS Conference Bursary recipient, Christin Yu offers us a glimpse of last year's DHS annual conference through the lens of textiles, design, and material cultures, which informs her own perspective in her PhD research.

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Megha Rajguru in conversation with the 2020 Design Writing Prize Guest Judge, Jane Audas.
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Megha Rajguru in conversation with the 2020 Design Writing Prize Guest Judge, Jane Audas.

20 May 2020

The first DHS podcast is now online! Please listen to Megha Rajguru, the DHS Teaching and Learning Officer, in...

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Open Call for Academic Articles: International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship

15 May 2020

Open call for academic articles for the inaugural online issue of ‘DISCERN, International Journal of Design for...

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Kelly Washington​
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Kelly Washington​

29 April 2020 -

Kelly Washington takes us to Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was able to observe the local youth phenomenon Skothane as a modern subculture as part of her MA in Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins. Kelly was one of the recipients of the 2019 DHS Student Travel Award.

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Call for Proposals for Design History Society Panel at College Art Association Conference, New York City, February 10-13 202.

22 April 2020

The Design History Society (DHS), as Affiliate Society of the College Art Association (CAA), invites DHS members to...

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Call: Teaching and Research Initiative, Book + Conference, Routledge / University of Manchester.

22 April 2020

Routledge is partnering with the University of Manchester and AMPS on two virtual conferences as part of a “Teaching...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Gretchen Von Koenig
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Gretchen Von Koenig

16 April 2020 -

In her vivid account of the DHS 2019 conference, The Cost of Design, Gretchen Von Koenig, our DHS Conference Bursary recipient shares her invaluable observations from the panels as she takes us through her paper focusing on the industrialist roots of American industrial design education with the subsequent influence of the German Bauhaus school.

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CfP: NERD for – New Experimental Research in Design (Hamburg, 23. – 24.October 2020)

10 April 2020

The particular epistemic and innovative potentials of Design Research are increasingly recognized within the wider...

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DHS Annual Conference "Memory Full?" postponed to September 2021.

8 April 2020

We regret to inform our colleagues that due to the severe challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic the convenors have...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Enya Moore
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Enya Moore

1 April 2020 -

2019 DHS Conference Bursary recipient, Enya Moore, shares her invaluable observations from the highlights of the 2019 DHS Conference, The Cost of Design, giving us some insight into panel discussions and keynote speeches revolving around the true ‘cost’ of design beyond financial implications.

Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Magali An Berthon
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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Magali An Berthon

24 March 2020 -

Magali An Berthon takes us to Cambodia, where she has visited the Phnom Penh at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former secret prison site of the Khmer Rouge regime between 1976-1979. Magali has had the opportunity to examine the museum’s textile collection there, thanks to her DHS Student Travel Award.

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COVID-19 update from the JDH

24 March 2020

The Design History Society and Oxford University Press continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Our first priority...

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A message of solidarity from our Chair

24 March 2020

As all possible efforts globally should be focused upon protecting and saving life and wellbeing, the Trustees are...

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Vacancy: Stride Lectureship in Arts Conservation Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University

11 March 2020

The Department of Arts is looking to appoint an experienced Art Conservator with the skills and experience to lead and...

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Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Design History and Theory at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s Design Culture department.

11 March 2020

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Arts and Culture, opens the position of Assistant Professor (0,8fte)...

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STORMLAMP – STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted Lighthouses At the Mercy of imPulsive waves

11 March 2020

STORMLAMP is a research project that is characterising wave loading and structural performance of rock lighthouses. It...

Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Seungyeon Gabrielle Jung
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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Seungyeon Gabrielle Jung

4 March 2020 -

DHS Conference Award winner Seungyeon Gabrielle Jung shares her observations from the 2019 DHS Conference "The Cost of Design" and presents us with an interesting thread about the reconciliation of global design influences and local appropriations that runs through the panels.

Updates from the DHS annual conference convenors, "Memory full? Reimagining the relations between design and history"
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Updates from the DHS annual conference convenors, "Memory full? Reimagining the relations between design and history"

4 March 2020

On last Sunday, 1 March the deadline for the call of papers to the DHS annual conference, "Memory full? Reimagining...