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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 →

Knowledge Exchange | From Dissertation to Exhibition: Sharing Research Findings at Pollock’s Toy Museum

MA History of Design and Material Culture student Sally Jones reflects on turning her dissertation research into a Centre for Design History-funded exhibition at Pollock’s Toy Museum in London On the train home from the Christmas late-night opening of Pollock’s… Continue Reading →

Member’s Work | Thinking Pictures: Guest Editing MeCCSA’s Networking Knowledge

Harriet Parry reflects on their experience guest editing a special issue of the Media and Cultural Studies Association – Post Graduate Network digital publication Networking Knowledge. Amongst the multiple opportunities opened up for academic enrichment over the past 3 years… Continue Reading →

Report | Exhibitions, New Nations and the Human Factor

Harriet Atkinson reflects on attending and presenting at ‘Exhibitions, New Nations and the Human Factor, 1873-1939’    After two years of dressing for Zoom and speaking into a laptop screen, I was daunted by the prospect of returning to presenting… Continue Reading →

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT | International Design Organizations: Histories, Legacies, Values

We are delighted to announce the publication of a recently published book that has its origins in the work of the Centre for Design History. In 2017, an international conference was held, marking the first collaboration between the Centre and… Continue Reading →

Members’ Work | Photography and Textiles: Unravelling and Time-Travelling

Following a recent conference paper, Annebella Pollen reflects on the ways that photography and textiles have intersected in her research and in her personal life. On Thursday 3rd March 2022, I should have been in Chicago, at the 110th CAA… Continue Reading →

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