Centre for Design History

Event | Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures, 1-11 September 2020

Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures An Online Conference 1-11 September 2020 www.musex-design.org   Conference Call for Papers Keynote Speakers: Prof Suzanne Macleod, University of Leicester, UK Prof Andrea Witcomb, Deakin University, Australia The exhibition and its power over objects and visitors is a commonly analysed aspect of museum history. Museum Studies is underpinned by…

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Event | Book launch: 27 February — “Paris Fashion and World War 2: Global Diffusion and Nazi Controls”

5-7pm Friday 27 February G4 Main Building, Grand Parade University of Brighton Join us to celebrate the publication of Paris Fashion and World War 2: Global Diffusion and Nazi Controls, co-edited by CDH members Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin All welcome Refreshments will be served    

Event | CDH Lunchtimes 2019-2020, 6 February 2020

1-2pm, Thursday 6th February 2020 M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade John-Patrick Hartnett AGI as canon: professional distinction and the question of difference   This paper examines the place of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) within the context of debates regarding the canon of graphic design history, which have developed since the design historian Martha Scotford published…

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Event | CDH Lunchtimes 2019-20, 14th November 2019

1-2pm, Thursday 14th November 2019 M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade Come along and hear about the research of CDH’s current visiting scholars Miya Itabashi  “Japonisme in children’s books in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain” This talk will look at he representation of “Japan” and “the East” in the designs and illustraions of children’s books published in…

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Conference | The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

28th – 29th June 2019 University of Brighton Opening public roundtable on the evening of 27 June 2019 Speakers include: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, S.T.E.P. Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford. Conference keynote speakers: Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. Cynthia Young, Pennsylvania State University. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: Radical-Sixties-Programme An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre…

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Workshop | Exhibition Histories & Digital Futures

24th Jun 2019 12:30pm-4:00pm Grand Parade, G4 University of Brighton Exhibition Histories & Digital Futures Workshop with Sarah Victoria Turner, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art   To celebrate the Centre for Design History’s new Museums, Archives and Exhibitions research strand, and the inaugural term of the CDH’s Exhibition Histories reading group, we are…

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Closed Workshop | Anglo-Swiss Connections in an Expanded Field: Modernism in Typography and Graphic Design, 1950-80

3-4 June 2019 A research workshop hosted by the Centre for Design History and University of Brighton Design Archives   Leads: Harriet Atkinson (UoB Centre for Design History); Jeremy Aynsley (UoB Centre for Design History); Sue Breakell (UoB Design Archives); Lesley Whitworth (UoB Design Archives) This workshop is intended to bring together researchers interested in…

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MAE Practitioners’ talks | Curating Contexts and Collections

22 May 2019 12pm-1.30pm Edward Street, 102 University of Brighton   Curating Contexts and Collections Joe Hill (Director, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne), Rosie Cooper (Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill) and Helen Grundy (Senior Keeper, Creative Programme, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery) outline the distinctive approach taken to exhibition-making by their institutions. The…

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MAE Practitioners’ talks | Charleston: the challenge of injecting change while protecting charm

29 May 2019, 12pm-1.30pm Grand Parade G4 University of Brighton   Charleston: the challenge of injecting change while protecting charm Director and Chief Executive, Nathaniel Hepburn addresses the challenges of bringing change to a much-loved cultural organisation, and the journey that the staff, stakeholders and audiences are taking as Charleston moves from a seasonal, “pilgrimage site” for…

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CDH Lunchtimes | Enhancing engagement with cultural heritage collections using 3D digital technologies

7 May 2019 1pm-2pm Grand Parade, G4 University of Brighton   Karina Rodriguez Echavarria Enhancing engagement with cultural heritage collections using 3D digital technologies The presentation will discuss opportunities created by 3D technologies for enhancing the engagement of diverse audiences with cultural heritage collections. This research was developed in collaboration with local partners including the…

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