Centre for Design History

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.   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 Atkinson 4.30-6pm…

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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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News | Call: AHRC TECHNE fully-funded doctoral studentships 2021-2

The Centre for History of Design (CDH) at the University of Brighton invites applications for AHRC TECHNE fully-funded doctoral studentships commencing October 2021. The Centre for Design History applies a cross-disciplinary perspective to understand how design in all its forms has shaped things, spaces and actions across time. University of Brighton is at the forefront…

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News | Picturing Jewish Fashion Designers and Makers during the Holocaust

CDH member Professor Emerita Lou Taylor will be speaking at an online event series running in autumn 2020 entitled Picturing Jewish Dress: Researching Belonging and Identification through Historical Visual Resources. Jointly organised by scholars  Dr Svenja Bethke (Hebrew University of Jerusalem/University of Leicester) and Dr Gil Pasternak (De Montfort University Leicester), the series focuses on visual representations of…

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News | Digital Dress History: Sartorial Society Series

PhD student Kate Debono reflects on a new mode of online research engagement for fashion history As the Centre for Design History considers how to develop and disseminate its research activities in a remotely-connected Covid world, an example of a successful initiative celebrating fashion and dress history has appeared during the disruption. The Sartorial Society…

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News | New Book – Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties

The Centre for Design History are delighted to announce that Dr. Zeina Maasri’s new book, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties, has recently been published with Cambridge University Press. Her book builds and expands on her funded doctoral studies in History of Design and Material Culture at the University of Brighton and…

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Event | ‘IN CONVERSATION’ Series: Tim Satterthwaite, 12 November 2020

4.30-6pm (GMT), Thursday 12 November 2020 Book your place: coming soon…   IN CONVERSATION with Kim Sichel (Boston) and Jeremy Aynsley: Tim Satterthwaite Modernist Magazines and the Social Ideal The new photo-illustrated magazines of the 1920s traded in images of an idealised modernity, promising motorised leisure, scientific progress, and social and sexual emancipation. Whilst the…

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Event | ‘IN CONVERSATION’ Series: Damon Taylor, 19 November 2020

4.30-6pm (GMT), Thursday 19 November 2020 Book your place: coming soon…   IN CONVERSATION with Deborah Sugg Ryan (Portsmouth): Damon Taylor Moving Objects: A Cultural History of Emotive Design Moving Objects deals with emotive design: designed objects that demand to be engaged with rather than simply used. These emotionally laden, highly authored works are often…

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Event | ‘IN CONVERSATION’ Series: Zeina Maasri, 25 November 2020

4.30-6pm (GMT), Wednesday 25 November 2020 Book your place: coming soon…   IN CONVERSATION with Hala Auji (American University of Beirut) and Louise Purbrick: Zeina Maasri Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties Exploring the intersections of visual culture, design and politics in Beirut from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, this interdisciplinary…

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Event | ‘IN CONVERSATION’ Series: Ceren Özpınar, 9 December 2020

4.30-6pm (GMT), Wednesday 9 December 2020 Book your place: coming soon… IN CONVERSATION with co-editor Mary Kelly (University College Cork): Ceren Özpınar Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today Under the Skin is set out to show what is beneath the surface, under the appearances of…

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