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 and practitioners from beyond the university. We meet every month to discuss exhibition history through new models of exhibition practice as well as the social, economic and political agency of exhibitions. We are keen to discuss ongoing or published research by staff and students at the University of Brighton.


Monday 11 February

  • Nick Fisher. The Great Exhibition of 1851: The Struggle to Describe the Indescribable, Endeavour, Volume 36, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 6-13
  • Stephanie Moser. The Devil is in the Detail: Museum Displays and the Creation of Knowledge, Museum Anthropology, Volume 33, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 22-32

Monday 4 March

  • Anita Herle. Exhibitions as Research: Displaying the Technologies That Make Bodies Visible, Museum Worlds; Oxford Vol. 1, Iss. 1 (2013): 113-135
  • Ramesh Srinivasan, Katherine M. Becvar, Robin Boast and Jim Enote. Diverse Knowledges and Contact Zones within the Digital Museum, Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol 35, No. 5 (September 2010). Pp. 735-768

Monday 13 May

Monday 3 June



Image credit: ‘Proposed Ceylon Court’, Commonwealth Institute, London, by James Gardner (1961). James Gardner Archive, University of Brighton Design Archives.