Centre for Design History

Event | Bard Graduate Centre Symposium — Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia

Listen to CDH members Megha Rajguru and Yunah Lee present their research live online at the Bard Graduate Centre Symposium “Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia,” 09:30 – 11:30 EST / *14.30 -16.30 GMT* 18–19 March 2021 This symposium will explore the complexity of material culture and design in Asian cultures, focusing on four…

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Event | ‘At Home’ talks with the 19th Century Dress and Textiles Reframed network.

14:00-15:15 GMT, Sunday 28 February 2021 The 19th Century Dress and Textiles Reframed network invite you to join them for the third event of their ‘At Home’ series. Three short talks will share a bit of ‘research joy’, and help build our research community. Please join us with some of your own tea/coffee/cake – whether…

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Report | Physical to Digital: Conferencing in the Age of Covid

Centre for Design History PhD researchers Hajra Williams and Kate Guy reflect on their experiences of co-organising the recent CDH conference ‘Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures’, 1-11 September 2020.   Conference beginnings Meeting in our supervisor’s office in Brighton in October 2019 to discuss a conference idea on museum exhibition design, we did not…

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Report | Members in the Media

Check out our member’s recent media appearances: Damon Taylor spoke with Deborah Sugg Ryan on ‘Trading Spaces’, a series that examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the British High Street. Listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000s18w (BBC Radio 4, originally broadcast 9 Feb 2021)   Veronica Isaac featured on an episode of ‘Free Thinking’ that explores fashion in…

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Report | Good Pictures and Unloved Photobooks

Annebella Pollen was an invited speaker at the online launch of the latest issue of Source: The Photographic Review on 4 February 2021. Annebella Pollen was invited to speak at the online launch of the new issue of the bi-monthly photography magazine Source on 4 February 2021. Annebella is a regular contributor to the magazine…

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Event | ‘At Home’ with C19th Dress & Textiles Reframed Network

15:00 – 17:00, 13 December 2020 ‘At Home’ – meet & greet short talks celebrating the joy of research!   PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME: 3:00 Welcome – Veronica Isaac 3:05 Panel 1 • Robyne Calvert – Fashioning the Artist • Lynn Hulse – Reviving the art of decorative needlework • Kimberly Wahl – The Aesthetic Tea-Gown-Fact or…

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New | RIG-ACORSO micro-research project: ‘Fashionable Tailoring for Women 1850-1920

AHRC/Design Star PhD researcher Suzanne Rowland and Professor Emirita Lou Taylor update us on the recent activity on the RIG-ACORSO micro-research project: ‘Fashionable Tailoring for Women 1850-1920 from European ateliers, Department Stores and factories and its gendered social and cultural impact.’  Appearances, Bodies, and Societies Research Interest Group (RIG-Acorso) is an international research group of…

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Event | Reading Group 2020-21: Exhibition Histories

EXHIBITION HISTORIES READING GROUP 2020-2021 (Convenors: Andrea Potts, Harriet Atkinson & Kate Guy) This year’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group (convened by members of Centre for Design History) will continue to focus on methods and approaches to researching historical and contemporary exhibitions. Any researchers at University of Brighton and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton &…

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Event | New series: ‘IN CONVERSATION’

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of online ‘IN CONVERSATION’ events to celebrate recent publications by Centre for Design History members. Registration NOW OPEN! 4.30-6pm (GMT), Thursday 12 November 2020 IN CONVERSATION with Kim Sichel (Boston) and Jeremy Aynsley: Tim Satterthwaite: Modernist Magazines and the Social Ideal chaired by Harriet…

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Research in Lockdown: changing habits, slowing down, looking back

Design writer and teacher Liz Farrelly talks to Centre for Design History’s Harriet Atkinson about design during the pandemic   Harriet Atkinson: Hi Liz, perhaps you can start off by introducing yourself? Liz Farrelly – Hi, I’m Liz Farrelly, an educator working at University of Brighton, co-leading Cultural and Critical Studies for Graphic Design and…

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