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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão - Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive: statements as interruptions of institutionalised unit
Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão - Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive: statements as interruptions of institutionalised unit

In this blog report the awardees of the DHS Conference Bursary, Joana Baptista Costa and Mariana Leão talk about the Open Portuguese Graphic Design Archive, an initiative they lead in order to "problematise the processes of the historiography of graphic design and question the authorities and the powers that define objects, themes and authors."

30 June 2022 -

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Leanne Tonkin - Postconservation model in contemporary textile and fashion conservation
Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Leanne Tonkin - Postconservation model in contemporary textile and fashion conservation

Leanne Tolkin is a PhD researcher and a textile and fashion conservator. In this report Leanne talks about the ‘postconservation’ model that extends the legacy and appreciation of fashion artefacts beyond a representational conservation approach. After all, if a fashion item is designed to degrade, what are the archival implications in conserving, documenting processes and ‘performance’ of the applied characteristics of such artefacts?

14 June 2022 -

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Report: Student Research Access Award by Sophia Tai

In this report, Sophia Tai takes us through her journey into the archives in the search of the history and character of the Tamil script, the official language in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. Tai's research journey was supported by a DHS Student Research Access Award.

8 June 2022 -

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Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Petra Seitz– Or, toward a new design history
Report: DHS Conference Bursary by Petra Seitz– Or, toward a new design history

In this report reflecting on their participation to the Memory Full? DHS annual conference, Petra Seitz invites us to take a critical position on a potential schism "which appears to exist within Design History; of a discipline unsure of its relationship to the political, to the radical, to the decolonial, to the anticapitalist and to a critical approach to history, theory, and objects."

15 December 2021 -

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Report: Research Exhibition Grant by Nana Wang
Report: Research Exhibition Grant by Nana Wang

Join Nana Wang and their research journey into the fruition of their virtual exhibition project 'ISOTOPIA, the museum of the future,' which aims to explore the museum pedagogy methods and picture education in ISOTYPE.

10 November 2021 -

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Report: Virtual Event Grant by Sorcha O'Brien
Report: Virtual Event Grant by Sorcha O'Brien

Sorcha O'Brien, the recipient of the DHS Virtual Event Grant, provides us with a vivid account of her AHRC funded research project "Kitchen Power: National Parallels symposium." The exhibition mainly looked at the promised lifestyle and everyday reality of rural electrification in 1950s and 1960s Ireland particularly its effect on the lives of Irish women.

21 October 2021 -

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Report by Anna Talley: Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School

Having just wrapped up this year’s Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School (DHOXSS), this report gives a summary of my attendance at the school, my reasons for participating, an overview of the speakers and topics addressed over the four days of morning lectures and how what I have learnt might be applied to both my personal research as well as to the digital humanities strand of the DHS student-led reading groups, which Tai Cossich and I are leading in 2022.

27 July 2021 -

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Report: Day symposium grant by DHS award by Bernat Klein foundation
Report: Day symposium grant by DHS award by Bernat Klein foundation

The ‘Eye for Colour’ symposium was held at the National Museum of Scotland on 29 November, 2018 by the Bernat Klein foundation, partially funded by the DHS Day Symposium Grant. In this report, the chair of BKF, Alison Harley, is providing us a glimpse on the aims and wide outreach of the event.

18 June 2021 -

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