The Journal of Design History, the Society's periodical, is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Design History Society. It is the leading journal in its field, and plays an active role in the development of design history, including the history of crafts and applied arts, as well as contributing to the broader fields of visual and material culture studies. The Journal includes articles, reviews of books and exhibitions, lists of books received and, from time to time, publishes special issues. Members of the Design History Society receive this quarterly as part of their subscription.


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Volume 27, Number 4
Volume 27, Number 4

4 November 2014

Volume 27, Number 3
Volume 27, Number 3

1 September 2014

Volume 26, number 4
Volume 26, number 4

1 November 2013

Volume 26, number 3
Volume 26, number 3

1 September 2013

Volume 23, number 4
Volume 23, number 4

1 December 2010

Volume 23, number 3
Volume 23, number 3

1 September 2010

Editorial Board

Penny Sparke (Chair of the Editorial Board)
Kingston University

Fiona Fisher (Managing Editor)
Kingston University

Jeremy Aynsley (DHS Chair - Ex Officio)
University of Brighton

Sarah A. Lichtman (Reviews Editor)
Parsons School of Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Daniel Huppatz (Editor)
Swinburne University of Technology

Zoe Hendon (Archives & Collections)
Middlesex University

Rebecca Houze (Editor)
Northern Illinois University 

Priscila Farias (Editor)
Departamento de Projeto / Programação Visual FAUUSP

Advisory Board

Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan
Ambedkar University Delhi

Clive Dilnot
Parsons School of Design and the New School in New York

Marjan Groot
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ben Highmore
University of Sussex

Pat Kirkham
Kingston University

Victor Margolin
University of Illinois, Chicago

Jane Pavitt
Kingston University

Yasuko Suga
Tsuda College, Tokyo

Fedja Vukic
University of Zagreb

Toshio Watanabe
Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London

Jonathan Woodham
University of Brighton