Journal of Design History

As a member, you have online access to our quarterly international, peer-reviewed journal published by Oxford University Press, as well as unlimited online access to the entire archive of Journal of Design History articles and reviews. To access, the Journal, please log in through the DHS membership page and click on the JDH logo button.


DHS members qualify for a series of grants and awards for research undertaken within the field of design history. In addition to our annual writing prize, awards are granted to both professionals and students for all stages of the research process from primary source research to dissemination.


DHS members receive a member’s-only newsletter. Please also sign up to our general newsletter and news bulletin at the bottom of our home page, if you didn’t already do so during your membership sign-up.

Discounted Conference/Events Rates

Members receive generous discounted rates on fees at our annual conference and other Society events and affiliated publications and events.


The DHS offers members professional networking opportunities within the field of the design history.


Be heard—as a member, you have voting rights on Society business and elections at the Annual General Meeting, which takes place at the annual conference.