Our PGRs conduct inspiring research and run a wide range of activities. You can find out more by exploring some of these blog posts.

PhD student Nicola Miles supported MA students in subjects ranging from History of Design to Illustration to develop an exhibition showcasing their research. Click here to find out more about ‘Design Matters.’



PhD student Mandeep Sidhu reflects on the Expanding Graphic Design Histories (EGDH) Seminar Series (2021-22), hosted by the Centre for Design History’s Graphic Design Histories strand. Click here to find out more.



CDH PGRs have led the centre’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group since 2019. You can find out more about some of those sessions by clicking here and here and looking through the blog. If you’d like to join this year’s Reading Group, please contact centrefordesignhistory@brighton.ac.uk



PhD student Jo Lance co-organised a symposium on ‘Thinking through Making’ with colleagues from the Centre. Delegates asked ‘What can historians and theorists of design and dress learn from the practices of making? How can we know fashion and clothing better, as a system and a set of practices, through pattern and stitch?’ You can find out more about it by clicking here.


PhD students Kate Guy and Hajra Williams co-organised an online conference on Histories of Museum Exhibition Design that attracted 500 registered participants from over 18 countries around the world. They have now co-edited a new volume on this topic. You can find out about the conference by clicking here, and the book by clicking here.