Centre for Design History

Report | The ‘Future States’ conference

Dr Tim Satterthwaite, Lecturer in History of Art and Design, looks back on ‘Future States’, CDH’s pioneering online conference on history of magazines. Future States: Modernity and National Identity in Popular Magazines, 1890–1945 was an international conference on the history of magazines, hosted by CDH in March-April this year. Unlike so many academic events that…

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Report | Reflections on a Curatorial Research Opportunity

MA History of Design and Material Culture graduate Sandy Jones reflects on the study stages and career steps that led to a curatorial role in the Design, Architecture and Digital Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Fig. 1: The Cast Courts, V&A. December 2019. Photograph: author’s own.              …

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Research in Lockdown: Fashionable Statues

Dr Louise Purbrick, Principal Lecturer in History of Art and Design, discusses the blurring of the everyday, research, and activism. On the day George Floyd was buried, Tuesday 9 June, I was standing, two metres distant from the person in front and from the person behind me, in supermarket queue in the south coast town…

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News | Sabbatical research on decolonising museums and exhibitions

Dr Claire Wintle, Principal Lecturer in Museum Studies and Art and Design History, introduces her forthcoming monograph, and the activities that she will be undertaking as part of her recently awarded University of Brighton research sabbatical.   In the first months of my lectureship at the University of Brighton, back in 2010, I benefited from…

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Image credit: Zehra Doğan, Fistan, 2019, Mixed-media, Tarsus Prison. Courtesy of the artist.

News | Rising Stars award for new research on Kurdish Art

Dr Ceren Özpinar, Lecturer in History of Art and Design, introduces the context for her new research project, the subject of a University of Brighton Rising Stars award.   Where Matter Meets Memory: Alternative Political Futures in Kurdish Art Today When the news hit the headlines in 2017, global society knew a little about the reality of war in Kurdistan, the region…

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