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Provocative Objects: RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski
Provocative Objects: RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski

The DHS Ambassadors continue to investigate 'Provocative spaces/objects.' This week Wiktoria Kijowska explores the RM58 armchair by Roman Modzelewski and the experimentations with global modernism in the context of Poland in the later half of the twentieth century.

23 February 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
Provocative Places: Colonialism at Basildon Park
Provocative Places: Colonialism at Basildon Park

Follow the DHS blog for a new series: Provocative Objects / Places! From now on every other Wednesday the DHS Ambassadors Alexandra Banister and Wiktoria Kijowska will be exploring the design histories and rhetoric underlaying everyday objects and places. This Wednesday Alexandra Banister takes us to the Basildon Park in Berkshire, England and discusses issues of colonialism. Stay tuned for more!

9 February 2022 -

Provocative Objects / Spaces
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 -

Reports
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 -

Reports
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 -

Reports
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 -

Reports
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 -

Reports
Q&A with DHS Essay Prize 2020 Winner, Karen Fraser

The DHS student representative, Tai Cossich has been in a short conversation with the 2020 DHS Essay Prize 2020 Winner, Karen Fraser on her research and writing experience and future projects. The DHS Student Essay Prize 2021 still awaits applications until 30 June!

24 May 2021 -

Essay Prize Winners and Nominees

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