The Internationalising Design History research cluster launched in autumn 2014 offers a focus for those interested in the field of design history. It aims to develop and extend the study of design in all its forms, through its undergraduate and postgraduate work, as well as through research. Led and directed by Professor Jeremy Aynsley with co-director Professor Cheryl Buckley, the new research group is the only one in the world dedicated to international design history. It consolidates and builds on the University of Brighton’s considerable reputation in the field and the activities of researchers interested in design history, visual and material culture, and fashion and dress history. With over 20 researchers and 10 PhD students working on subjects that align in a variety of ways with the cluster’s interests, the objective is to offer new directions that create a dialogue with colleagues across the world through a programme of Visiting Professors, annual symposia, Brown Bag lunch events, exhibitions and publications and one-off study days.
December 2, 2015