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About Us | How the Centre for Design History understands ‘Design’

This is the Centre for Design History’s statement on how our researchers think about ‘Design’, and how we understand our work At the Centre for Design History, we research ‘design’ in its broadest, most inclusive forms. We critique and question Western, industrialised and commercialised hierarchies and… Continue Reading →

Event Series | CDH PhD Student Workshops 2022-2023

Each month, the CDH host a workshop for PhD students and recent graduates. MA students interested in developing academic skills are also very welcome to attend, as are PhD students who are not CDH members. These are designed to help students… Continue Reading →

Event Series | CDH IOTA II Seminars 2022-2023

We are pleased to announce a new series of CDH research seminars entitled IOTA II (image-object-text-analysis). These monthly seminars are open to all and take place 4-5.30pm.   Schedule of IOTA II (image-object-text-analysis) Seminars 2022-2023 Open to All, 4-5.30pm  … Continue Reading →

Call | Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellows

The Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton invites applications for Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellows (VRF) to spend time at the Centre to pursue their research within CDH’s themes and to form collaborations with CDH members. The… 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 →

News | New Podcast Series – Graphic Interventions with Harriet Atkinson

Introducing: your new favourite design history podcast, Graphic Interventions Graphic Interventions, a new podcast series investigating political interventions through the graphic form, produced and hosted by Harriet Atkinson will launch at the end of October 2021. In each episode Harriet… Continue Reading →

Report | Decolonising the Database

Event organiser Helen Mears and speaker Shelley Angelie Saggar report on the recent CDH event ‘Decolonising the Database‘ Decolonising the Database took place on 5 July 2021 at the University of Brighton. Its aim was to bring together researchers and… Continue Reading →

Report | Design Archives in Asia Symposium

Vivien Chan (University of Nottingham) and Zara Arshad (University of Brighton) review the event Design Archives in Asia, held online by the Centre for Design History in June 2021. On the 2nd and 3rd June 2021, the Centre for Design… Continue Reading →

News | Harriet Atkinson publication and podcast on the Festival of Britain

CDH member Dr Harriet Atkinson provides fresh perspectives on the Festival of Britain in a major magazine feature and podcast to mark its upcoming 70th anniversary. The Festival of Britain opened in May 1951 and ran through the summer that… Continue Reading →

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