Centre for Design History

New | RIG-ACORSO micro-research project: ‘Fashionable Tailoring for Women 1850-1920

AHRC/Design Star PhD researcher Suzanne Rowland and Professor Emirita Lou Taylor update us on the recent activity on the RIG-ACORSO micro-research project: ‘Fashionable Tailoring for Women 1850-1920 from European ateliers, Department Stores and factories and its gendered social and cultural impact.’  Appearances, Bodies, and Societies Research Interest Group (RIG-Acorso) is an international research group of…

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Event | Reading Group 2020-21: Exhibition Histories

EXHIBITION HISTORIES READING GROUP 2020-2021 (Convenors: Andrea Potts, Harriet Atkinson & Kate Guy) This year’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group (convened by members of Centre for Design History) will continue to focus on methods and approaches to researching historical and contemporary exhibitions. Any researchers at University of Brighton and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton &…

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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. Registration NOW OPEN! 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…

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

**Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances** 4.30-6pm (GMT), Wednesday 9 December 2020 IN CONVERSATION with co-editors Ceren Özpınar (Brighton) and Mary Kelly (University College Cork) 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…

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

4.30-6pm (GMT), Wednesday 25 November 2020 Registration NOW OPEN!   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 study critically…

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

4.30-6pm (GMT), Thursday 19 November 2020 Registration NOW OPEN!   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 produced in…

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