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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 →

News | The Centre for Design History welcomes new joint Co-Directors

The Centre for Design History is delighted to announce its two new Co-Directors. Dr Megha Rajguru and Dr Claire Wintle, both Principal Lecturers in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton, will share leadership of the… Continue Reading →

Work-in-progress | Photographing Ellen Terry, Veronica Isaac

Centre for Design History member, Senior Lecturer Veronica Isaac, reports on her recent research activity to document the costumes of Ellen Terry Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was one of the leading performers of her generation. In spite of a scandalous… Continue Reading →

Work-in-progress | Rediscovering 35mm Colour Slide Family Snaps

PhD student Jayne Knight reflects upon her family photo collections, photo technologies and their relevance today. Jayne is researching the Kodak Collection at the National Science and Media Museum for her PhD at the Centre for Design History. 1. The… Continue Reading →

Event | Fashioning Sustainment Conference, 21 January 2022

Histories of Resourcefulness, Reuse and Creative Ingenuity in 20th Century Fashion and Dress International online conference (Zoom) 09.45-15.45 BST Friday 21 January 2022   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Keynote Speaker: Erica de Greef (African Fashion Research Institute) Organised by Dr Alex… Continue Reading →

News | CDH members win the Association of Dress Historians 2021 Book of the Year

Congratulations to CDH members Professor Lou Taylor and Dr Marie McLoughlin on winning the 2021 Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year for their edited collection, Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control (Bloomsbury, 2020)…. Continue Reading →

Exhibition | 2 December 2021 – 7 January 2022

A new display of film and dress history research sponsored by the CDH is appearing in the window of an empty shop in Lewes. This display represents research by Brighton PhD student Nicola Miles and is entitled ‘Children’s Clothes, Clothkits… Continue Reading →

News | CDH member wins British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize

Congratulations to CDH member Zeina Maasri who has won the 2021 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for her monograph, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties (Cambridge University Press, 2020) The award recognises originality, clarity and accessibility, and… Continue Reading →

News | Podcast: Graphic Interventions, Ep.04 Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives

Mini Daily Mail made by Darren Cullen of Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives Graphic Interventions is a new podcast series investigating political statements made through posters, banners and zines, produced and hosted by Harriet Atkinson. In the fourth episode, Harriet talks to artist Darren… Continue Reading →

Opportunity | Funded AHRC Technē PhD Studentships, Centre for Design History

The Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton invites applications for AHRC Technē fully-funded doctoral studentships, commencing October 2022. CDH examines the production and consumption of visual and material culture – images and things – in their… Continue Reading →

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