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Reading Group | Exhibition Histories Reading Group 2021-22

University of Brighton staff and PGRs are invited to join us for the Exhibition Histories Reading Group 2021-22 Convened by Kamal Badhey, Kajal Meghani, Laharee Mitra and Dani Trew, this year’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group will focus on ways in… Continue Reading →

Event | Curating Exhibitions in Practice – 5 May 2022

Curating Exhibitions in Practice: open talks and a workshop Thursday 5 May 2022, Grand Parade, M2 The Centre of Design History, in collaboration with CCA and the Design Archives, is pleased to announce a day of short-talks and a workshop… Continue Reading →

Call | Visiting Research Fellows 2022/23

The Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton invites applications for Visiting Research Fellows (VRF) to spend time at the Centre in the autumn semester (September-January 2022-23) OR the spring semester (February-June 2023) of 2022/23 to pursue… Continue Reading →

Event | Oral Histories / Museum Histories – June/July 2022

A series of online lectures, and a workshop (CFP below), hosted by the Centre for Design History, University of Brighton. Organised by Dr Claire Wintle (University of Brighton), Dr Linda Sandino (Victoria and Albert Museum), and Andrea Potts (University of… Continue Reading →

Event Report | Archival Sources and Methodologies: Session 1 – Magazines

Sally Jones, MA student, reflects on the first session of a new workshop series on ‘Archival Sources and Methodologies’ organised with the University of Brighton Design Archives. I recently attended the first of the Archival Sources and Methodologies workshops, organised… Continue Reading →

Event Report | Expanding Graphic Design Histories Seminar Series

During the academic year 2021/2022, the Centre for Design History (CDH) has hosted various seminars as part of its commitment to fostering a more diverse future for histories of design. The seminar series Expanding Graphic Design Histories (EGDH) was organised… 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 →

Report | Children’s Clothes, Clothkits and Creativity Research Exhibition

CDH Postgraduate Research Student Representative, Nicola Miles, reports on her recent research exhibition The recent research exhibition supported by the Centre for Design History entitled ‘Children’s Clothes, Clothkits and Creativity’ was held in a shop window in Lewes, East Sussex,… Continue Reading →

Report | Writing about the Writing Workshops

Dr Gustavo Curcio and Dr Gil Barros, Assistant Professors in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, review a recent UK-Brazil collaborative workshop series, hosted by the Centre for Design History.   Writing may be the most… Continue Reading →

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