Centre for Design History



Reflection | Redressing History Workshop

One of the major research strengths of the Centre for Design History is in Fashion and Dress History. Last month, CDH members Suzanne Rowland, Charlotte Nicklas, Veronica Issac and Aurore Damoiseaux organized a successful research day on the 21st of… Continue Reading →

Report | Visiting Research Fellow – Nushelle de Silva

Dr Nushelle de Silva (She/her) received her PhD in architectural history from MIT. She is an Assistant Professor in Art History at Fordham University, US. Her research examines architecture’s infrastructural role in mediating the movement of people, objects, and ideas,… Continue Reading →

Reflection | PGR Symposium 2024

As part of the University of Brighton’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Week, the Centre for Design History hosted its first Postgraduate Research Student Symposium on 28 March 2024 at Mithras House. With three panels on varied themes, the event showcased… Continue Reading →

Report | Art on the Streets: Film by Dr Harriet Atkinson

Design historian Dr Harriet Atkinson’s research into art on the streets in 1943 is the impetus behind a new Four Corners film narrated by Michael Rosen. Art on the Streets is a documentary created by University of Brighton design historian Dr Harriet… Continue Reading →

Report | Inaugural Expanding Graphic Design Histories Forum: a Reflection by Mandeep Sidhu

On 28 April 2023, Graphic Design colleagues from across the world—from Johannesburg to São Paulo—gathered virtually to take stock collectively of the work done so far through the Expanding Graphic Design Histories (EGDH) Seminar Series (2021-22), hosted by the Centre… Continue Reading →

Report | Archival Sources and Methodologies: Session 2 – Photographs

Dr Uschi Klein reflects on the second session of a workshop series on ‘Archival Sources and Methodologies’ organised with the University of Brighton Design Archives.   We all think about photography in one way or another; after all, photography is… Continue Reading →

Report | Oral Histories / Museum Histories – 14 June 2022 Pamela M. Henson, Smithsonian Institution

Join us for the first in series of online lectures 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 →

Report | Curating Exhibitions in Practice

Nicola Benge reflects on our recent event Curating Exhibitions in Practice, a day of short-talks and a workshop on making exhibitions in collaboration with Brighton CCA and the University of Brighton Design Archives I attended the Curating Exhibitions in Practice Day at the… 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 →

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 →

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