Rebecca Bell: Student Travel Award Report

During interviews and meetings with generous key historians, curators and practitioners in the Czech Republic (February-March 2014), one repeated assertion was that whilst Communism in Czechoslovakia was morally and politically corrupt...

2 July 2014 -

Vitra: Contemporary Design For the Domestic Market

With the generous support of the Design History Society via the Student Research Travel Grant, I was given the opportunity to travel to Basel, Switzerland and Weil am Rhein, Germany to conduct research for my MA dissertation titled 'Vitra Contemporary...

1 July 2014 -

5T 2014: Design and Resistance The 9th Conference of Turkish Design History Society
5T 2014: Design and Resistance The 9th Conference of Turkish Design History Society

​The 9th Conference of the Turkish Design History Society, 5T 2014 was held at Yaşar University in İzmir, Turkey between the 15th and 16th of May 2014. Beginning with the 8th conference in 2013, the national interest of the organization...

1 June 2014 -

The Art School: The Future for Theory?
The Art School: The Future for Theory?

​Dr Marquard Smith, the newly appointed head of doctoral studies in the School of Humanities at the Royal College of Art, convened this one-day symposium at London's ICA to address the future of theory in art and design schools...

31 May 2014 -

Occasional Papers

​Occasional Papers, a non-profit press based in London specialised in histories of art and design, is grateful to the Design History Society for its generous support of the forthcoming collection of essays Graphic Design: History in the Making...

9 April 2014 -

Research Grant Winner Report: Kendra Van Cleave

​The support of the Design History Society allowed me to complete significant research for my book, Turkish Influence on Western European Fashion in the Long 18th Century. This project investigates the eighteenth-century...

31 March 2014 -

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive at Bucks new University

The collection comprises a wide range of furniture related material representing furniture companies from this furniture-manufacturing town. An AHRC major award funded the project, where over 16,000 borne digital assets were created...

1 March 2014 -



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