Centre for Design History

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Sale catalogue for Paris department store Au Printemps, 1924-25. University of Brighton Dress History Teaching Collection.

Appearances, Body and Society

Dr Charlotte Nicklas introduces the work of an international research group in dress history, and describes its recent committee meeting held in Brighton.   On 7 July 2017, the University of Brighton hosted a meeting of the Steering Committee of the GIS –ACORSO (Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique – Apparences, Corps & Société / Research Interest Group…

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Two years on: Organising my first conference

Jenna Allsopp recounts her experience co-organising the 2017 University of Brighton Postgraduate Design History Symposium   In January 2015, I wrote a post for this blog recounting my experience of attending my first academic conference as a recent BA graduate. Now, two and a half years later, with an added MA and about to embark…

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Unpacking the Archive – Workshop for doctoral students in design history at the Royal College of Art

Unpacking the Archive was the second in a series of student-led events for PhD students working on research projects in history of design, architecture and related disciplines organised in partnership between the Royal College of Art, Kingston University and the University of Brighton, and supported by TECHNE. As such, the workshop built on a previous…

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Modern Living in Asia 1945 – 1990

Dr Hui-Ying Kerr of Nottingham Trent University, a contributor to the University of Brighton’s recent international conference, reviews its contents and contexts. Recently, in design history, the importance of the international has been brought into focus, acknowledging the impact of globalisation and interlinking partnerships that frame competing localisms and histories. Fundamental to this is the…

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