Society News

11 February 2017

In this fortieth anniversary year since its foundation, the Design History Society is seeking to appoint new members to its Board of Trustees at a stage of growth and new initiatives.

The positions currently available are:


This is a fundamental role within the Society, whose key responsibilities include managing the budget and cash flow of the organisation within the guidelines of the regulator for charities in England and Wales. Please find further details below:


As a voluntary, unpaid member of the Executive Committee, the Secretary's key responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of the Society's business. Please find further details below:

Student Officer

The Student Officer serves on the Executive Committee as a non-Trustee member to represent the interests of and to support those studying history of design at all levels of higher education, in line with the Society's aims and objectives. Click here for more information.

Ambassadors (x2)

The Ambassadors' role will be twofold: to promote DHS events, activities and news through official DHS social media channels, and to encourage visitors to the DHS website by generating dynamic and carefully crafted content. These roles are offered on a voluntary basis, and successful applicants are expected to serve for at least 1 year (with the option of extending to 2 years). Please find further details below:

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Society at this exciting stage in its development, please address your application to DHS administrator Elli Michaela Young at:

The closing date for all applications is Friday 10 March 2017.


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