Centre for Design History

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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Book Launch | new works by our members

27 February 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm Grand Parade G4 University of Brighton   Join us to celebrate the publication of two new books by members of the Centre for Design History: Simon Bliss (School of Art) Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918-1940: Adornment and Beyond (Bloomsbury 2018) Angelica Groom (School of Humanities) Exotic Animals in the…

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Workshop | Daniel Huppatz: Mapping Design’s Histories Beyond Euro-America

5 February 2019 10pm-12pm G7 Pavilion Parade University of Brighton   Mapping Design’s Histories Beyond Euro-America D.J. Huppatz (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne) For over a decade, design historians have been arguing that a global perspective on the discipline is essential. While progress has been made, histories of design beyond Euro-American paradigms tend towards small-scale…

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Reading Group | Exhibition Histories

1pm-2:30pm February – June 2019 304 Pavilion Parade University of Brighton We are pleased to announce the new Exhibition Histories reading group organised by CDH PhD students Joseph Long, Hajra Williams, and Caroline Hamilton. Exhibition Histories Reading Group The Exhibition Histories Reading Group is open to all University of Brighton staff and postgraduate students, and scholars…

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