Centre for Design History



Call | 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 →

Call | Design Archives/CDH International Visiting Research Fellow 2023/24 

The Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton and the University of Brighton Design Archives (UoBDA) invite applications for a funded International Visiting Research Fellow (VRF) to spend time at the CDH and the Design Archives in… 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 →

Event | IOTA II Research Seminar – Jacqueline Bishop, 19 January 2023

Join us for the next session of our IOTA II Research Seminar Series – Free and open to all. More information, and the full series schedule can be found here   4-5.30pm, Thursday 19 January Grand Parade, G4, City Campus… Continue Reading →

Event | Thinking through Making, Symposium and workshop – 2 & 8 February 2023

Hosted by the Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton and supported by Techne Doctoral Training Partnership.   What can historians and theorists of design and dress learn from the practices of making? How can we know fashion and… Continue Reading →

Event | Research Seminar, Pappal Suneja – 13 January 2023

We are pleased to welcome back CDH Visiting Research Fellow, Pappal Suneja, to share their recent research on design magazines.   Design (1946, Britain) juxtaposed with Design (1957, India) Pappal Suneja (Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Bauhaus University, Weimar) 13 January 2023, 12:00-13:30 Grand… Continue Reading →

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