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Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment
Feature: Reflections on DHS 2017 Making and Unmaking the Environment

From 7-9 September, design historians from all over the world gathered in Oslo, Norway for the 2017 DHS Conference, Making and Unmaking the Environment. This year, Lydia Caston (LC), DHS Student Officer, and Vivien Chan (VC) and Simon Spiers (SS), DHS Ambassadors, covered a selection of panels during the conference.

24 September 2017 -

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Feature: Designing the DHS 40th Anniversary Poster
Feature: Designing the DHS 40th Anniversary Poster

40 years have passed since the Design History Society​ was formed in 1977. Additionally, the Journal of Design History​, created by the Society in 1987 - and now a leading journal in the field - celebrates its third decade of publication this year. To commemorate both milestones, the Society decided a poster should be created for the upcoming DHS 2017 Annual Conference​.

2 September 2017 -

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Feature: Thoughts on Three Czech Modernist Villas
Feature: Thoughts on Three Czech Modernist Villas

This article explores three twentieth-century villas - Villa Tugendhat, Villa Müller and Villa Rothmayer - comparing their interiors, and the representations of these houses and the families living in them.

19 August 2017 -

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Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yongkeun Chun (Part 2)
Report: DHS Strategic Research Grant by Yongkeun Chun (Part 2)

During a research period in Tokyo, I was able to study and gather materials for a significant case study regarding Korean and Japanese commercial art education by reviewing a collection of Japanese exhibition catalogues. I would like to thank the Design History Society once again for supporting the archival work essential for my studies.

11 August 2017 -

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Report: DHS Research Travel and Conference Grant by Verity Clarkson
Report: DHS Research Travel and Conference Grant by Verity Clarkson

I spent Valentine's Day 2017 in New York in anticipation of one of the largest international art history gatherings - the College Art Association​ Annual Conference - at which I would be co-chairing the Design History Society's inaugural panel as an affiliate society. This was a valuable opportunity to work with a larger, US-based organisation and promote the DHS internationally.

4 August 2017 -

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Feature: DresserFest - Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods
Feature: DresserFest - Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods

The weekend of 30 June-2 July 2017 saw Middlesbrough host the second edition of the bi-annual 'Dresserfest', a family-friendly and action packed celebration of the Victorian industrial designer Christopher Dresser (1834-1904).

27 July 2017 -

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Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Karen Price
Report: DHS Student Travel Award by Karen Price

The Design History Society Student Travel Award funded 7 days, 4 ferry journeys, 2 flights and numerous bus journeys in and around the Orkney and Shetland Islands, where I was able to study first-hand objects made by members of the Armed Forces during World War II.

14 July 2017 -

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Report: Strategic Research Grant by Suchitra Choudhury

I am grateful to the Design History Society for awarding me a Strategic Research Grant, which helped to fund a trip to London for consulting a collection of shawls at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

6 July 2017 -

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