17 May - 5 July

The DHS Reading Groups are a new initiative of the Design History Society to support emerging researchers interested in developing their ideas through debate and peer-review in a friendly environment. Participants of two initial groups (Design History & Digital Humanities, led by Anna Talley and Design History & Language Rights, led by Tai Cossich) will collaborate with each other to develop their work to publication standards. The meetings are open to all: those interested in developing a proposal, and those interested in the reading sessions only.

Here is the Call for Papers for the collaborative publishing workshops. And see the details of each meeting below. You can also subscribe to the Reading Groups newsletter to receive more information.


Upcoming sessions



Design History & Digital Humanities

Session 4 / Digital Humanities and Design History in Practice
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 — Links for registration will be published in due

5–6:20pm BST

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Session 5 / Crowdsourcing and Audience Engagement
Tuesday, May 25, 2022 — Links for registration will be published in due

5–6:20pm BST

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Session 6 / Digital Humanities and Cultural Institutions
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Links for registration will be published in due
5–6.20pm BST

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Sessions 7–12 / Collaborative publishing workshop



Design History & Language Rights l
ed by Tai Cossich


Session 3 / Design History and Indigenous Languages

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5–6pm BST

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Reading list



Session 4 / Design History and Literacy

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — Links for registration will be published in due course.
5–6pm BST

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Session 5 / Design History and Language Activism
Tuesday, June 14, 2022— Links for registration will be published in due course.
5–6pm BST

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Session 6 - Design History and the 2022-32 International Decade of Indigenous Languages
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 — Links for registration will be published in due
5–6pm BST

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Sessions 7–12 / Collaborative publishing workshop