Colour photograph of Leah Armstrong doing research in the University of Brighton Design Archives

Photograph: Andy Weekes.

Leah Armstrong, one of the Faculty’s AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award students, is speaking at a national conference ‘Making Connections: Collaboration in Research and Practice, on 10 January 2014. Her paper ‘Professionalism and the Designer: Connecting Past and Present’ draws on her doctoral research which connects design historical scholarship and the digital humanities in new ways. Leah’s project maps and makes visible rich data seams within both the Design Archives and the archive of the Chartered Society of Designers.

The conference aims to explore the benefits, challenges and impact of collaborative research and cross-institutional partnerships. Home to several distinctive Collaborative Doctoral Awards with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum, and the Chartered Society of Designers, this way of working has become a distinctive feature of many projects within the Doctoral Centre at the Faculty of Arts.

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For more information about opportunities for doctoral research with the Design Archives see Studentship Schemes.