Centre for Design History



Event | 21 June 2024 – Redressing Histories Workshop, Fashion and Dress History

The Fashion and Dress History strand of CDH (led by Suzanne Rowland, Charlotte Nicklas, Veronica Isaac, and Aurore Damoiseaux) invites you to join them for their upcoming study day. 11am-4pm, Hellerup Stairs and Design Lab (111), Mithras House This in-person… Continue Reading →

Event | 13 June 2024 – Symposium – Visuality, Nationhood and Power Relations: Representation of Korea in World’s Fairs and Expositions

13 June 2024, 9:30–5:30 PM M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton This symposium aims to survey and examine the multifaceted roles and meanings of the visuality of Korea represented in the world’s expositions. Encompassing the early… Continue Reading →

Event | IOTA II Seminar with Neelam Raina – 16 May 2024

Join us for another installment of our IOTA II Research Seminar Series – Free and open to all. More information, and the full series schedule can be found here. Creativity and culture that addresses global challenges – South Asia Prof… Continue Reading →

Interview for Selvedge with Professor Emerita Lou Taylor by Nicola Miles

PhD student Nicola Miles interviews Professor Emerita Lou Taylor about the Dress History Teaching Collection and her pioneering career in fashion and dress history.   The opportunity to talk to Lou Taylor about anything to do with dress history, as… Continue Reading →

Call | Summer Individual Research Support Fund 2023-24

*This opportunity is only available to University of Brighton staff* We are pleased to announce that this year’s call for the CDH Research Support Fund is now open for applications. APPLY NOW by emailing this form to Centrefordesignhistory@brighton.ac.uk by 5pm… Continue Reading →

Event | PGR Writing Workshops, 15 February & 14 March 2024

The Centre for Design History is hosting a series of two writing workshops aimed at helping postgraduate students develop their critical writing skills. These sessions will be led by Theresa Clementson (Academic Skills Tutor, Brighton Skills Hub) and are designed… Continue Reading →

Event | PGR Symposium, 28 March 2024

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… Continue Reading →

Report | Visiting Research Fellow – Frances Casey

Visiting Research Fellow Frances Casey reflects on how delivering two talks at the Centre for Design History, the first to TECHNE students and the second to MA Design and Material Culture students, has helped her to refine her research approach… Continue Reading →

Award | Jeremy Aynsley – Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2023

Congratulations to former CDH director, Jeremy Aynsley on the announcement of his Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2023 Re-posted from the Leverhulme website: Modernism and Design in Germany Building on over forty years’ interest in the subject, Jeremy Aynsley’s research addresses the… Continue Reading →

Report | Making Visible the Storeroom Conference

Josh Boyle was a Senior Research Support Assistant for the Centre for Design History’s Making Visible the Storeroom International Conference held on May 12 2023. In this blog post, they reflect on the presentations and some of the key ideas… Continue Reading →

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