The full list of the 2015 DHS Essay Prize Winners and Nominees. Congratulations!
23 September 2015 -
With the assistance of a DHS Publication Grant, Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design is complete and scheduled for publication in September 2015. Make it New is based almost entirely upon original, primary source materials, and is the first book to...
21 September 2015 -
Agendas of many Voysey researchers and their resulting publications endeavour to position Charles Francis Annesley Voysey in a particular way within an active landscape of artist-architect-designers in English, early modernist design history. For Voysey, this is no easy task because his portfolio of works – and unfinished designs – provides a wealth of directions and he does indeed defy easy categorization.
7 September 2015 -
Design History in Practice: Theory, Method and Materials was held on 9-10 June 2015 in Oslo thanks to the generous support of the Design History Society and the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo (UiO). Convened by Joana Meroz (VU University Amsterdam) and Gabriele Oropallo (UiO) the event was at the same time a DHS Day Symposium and a research seminar featured in the UiO’s doctoral training programme...
25 August 2015 -
The DHS Student Research Travel Grant funded a three-week-long field trip to Milan during which I visited several archives, private collections and libraries and interviewed key protagonists of post-war Italian graphic design. The main intent of the research trip was to collect archival documents and visual material, and consult primary and secondary literature for the third chapter of my PhD thesis. The latter aims at exploring the professionalization of graphic design in Italy from the 1930s to the 1950s by looking at...
27 July 2015 -
The words ‘drone’, ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ (UAV), or ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft System’ (RPAS) have become common features across contemporary global media reportage...
In April 2015, the Design History Society hosted its inaugural research funding workshop in design history. This session is part of the Society's on-going programme of workshops supporting research in design history and related fields...
13 July 2015 -
With the support of a Design History Society student travel award I was recently able to spend two weeks in China on the trail of Chinese wallpapers. Characterised by large scale hand painted designs of birds...
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