The Centre for Design History PGR Representatives team is organising an in-person PGR symposium at Grand Parade during the University of Brighton’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Week

We hope that this event will provide the opportunity for all of you who wish to, to share your research in an informal and supportive setting.

We welcome anyone who wishes to present on any topic of Design History (considered very broadly, this might include (but is not limited to) research related to museums, archives, exhibitions, transnational design, graphic design, fashion and dress history, sustainability, visual culture, for example) and we are open to receiving both proposals for individual presentations and group panels if you wish to buddy up on a theme!

Call for Papers
1. To help us in planning the organisation of the event please send an expression of interest by 5 February 2024 to
2. We then kindly ask that you complete this form by 21 February 2024, in which you will be asked to provide a short abstract  (100-200 words) for your proposed 10 minute paper and a short bio (50words).
3. ​Register (free) via TicketSource


We are also organising two hybrid skills workshops ahead of this symposium, as informal spaces to ask questions and share experiences:

Answering Calls for Papers: 
1-2pm, 31 January 2024 (Mithras House, room 119 and online via Teams code: hwcr1me)

Public Speaking: 

1-2pm, 28 February 2024 (Mithras House, room 119 and online via Teams code: hwcr1me)

Please sign-up to attend by emailing (stating whether you will attend in-person or online)


We look forward to seeing you there!