Centre for Design History

News | CDH members short-listed for The Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year

Congratulations to CDH members Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin on being shortlisted for the   2021 Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year for their edited collection, Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control (Bloomsbury, 2020).   The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) have announced that the following seven books…

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News | CDH-USP British Academy-funded workshops

The Centre for Design History is to collaborate with the University of São Paulo on a project to develop academic design writing skills in the Global South. The initiative – entitled Design Writing: Words and Images, Objects and Histories – is a series of British Academy-funded international writing workshops to develop the skills of Postgraduate…

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Event | 20 May 2021 – Street Level Photoworks, artist Nicky Bird in conversation with Annebella Pollen

Street Level Photoworks Shifting Photographic Grounds – Nicky Bird in conversation with Annebella Pollen 6.30pm Thursday 20th May Livestreamed through Facebook* For this special In Conversation event artist Nicky Bird will be joined by Dr Annebella Pollen, Reader in in History of Art and Design, University of Brighton, for a discussion on the themes and approaches within the Legacy exhibition…

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News | Harriet Atkinson publication and podcast on the Festival of Britain

CDH member Dr Harriet Atkinson has provides fresh perspectives on the Festival of Britain in a major magazine feature and podcast to mark its upcoming 70th anniversary. The Festival of Britain opened in May 1951 and ran through the summer that year, with a mission to promote a sense of recovery, boost morale and showcase…

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Event | Reading Group 2020-21: Exhibition Histories

University of Brighton staff and PGRs are invited to join us for the final session of the Exhibition Histories Reading Group: Session 4: Monday 26th April 2021 1-2.30pm Theme: Exhibitions and Spectatorship Discussion chaired by: Harriet Atkinson See further details below. Readings can be accessed and downloaded via the Microsoft Teams group. If you would…

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Report | CDH Visiting Researcher, Miya Itabashi

CDH Visiting Researcher 2019-20, Miya Itabashi (Hosei University, Japan), reports on research conducted during her time with the Centre in Brighton.   The Representation of Japan at the Brighton Museum and Local Collectors in the Early 20th Century Miya Itabashi (Hosei University, Japan) From April 2019 to March 2020, I was given a sabbatical year…

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Event | Postponed – Decolonising the Database

***POSTPONED*** Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately this event has been postponed. Updates will be posted here and on the MS Teams space: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3abc52a28dff2a4de18bcaaf8320ec146e%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=e2786c03-25b0-41e9-837d-7d8da8d2dd47&tenantId=a900bb90-94fe-4658-8b34-dd72084c5064 For any enquiries, or to be added to the Teams group, please email centrefordesignhistory@brighton.ac.uk   The Centre for Design History would like to invite you to join us for an event organised…

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Event | 25 March 2021 – Scales, Collections, and Quantities at FAMU

Image credit: Deaccessioned slide from the former St Peter’s House slide library collection, University of Brighton. Photograph by Annebella Pollen. Scales, Collections, and Quantities Cultural analytics & photography off the scale: a joint book presentation Department of Photography, FAMU in Prague 25 March 2021, 13.00–14.30 CETTo attend, please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PTV78tVVSU2-UqtzOCxKQQ After registering, you will…

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Event | 23 March 2021 – Dora Souza Dias – Rethinking Modernism: Design in the ‘Third World’

Please join us for the first of two guest lectures presented by CDH co-organized in collaboration with the Module ‘Global Issues in Graphic Design’ on the MA History of Design and Material Culture. 5pm-6.30pm, Tuesday 23 March 2021 Dora Souza Dias (Brunel) – Rethinking Modernism: Design in the ‘Third World’ Despite the extensive adoption of…

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Event | Bard Graduate Centre Symposium — Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia

Listen to CDH members Megha Rajguru and Yunah Lee present their research live online at the Bard Graduate Centre Symposium “Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia,” 09:30 – 11:30 EST / *14.30 -16.30 GMT* 18–19 March 2021 This symposium will explore the complexity of material culture and design in Asian cultures, focusing on four…

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