Centre for Design History



Event | October-December 2021 – Design Writing: Words and Images, Objects and Histories

What are the challenges and benefits of writing about design for English language domains? How can material practices be transposed to text? How can objects be visualised, verbalised and analysed in print? What might be gained in these acts of… Continue Reading →

Event | 14 & 21 July 2021 – Seminar Series with FAU-USP

We are pleased to announce a new series of seminar hours bringing together researchers from the Centre for Design History (CDH) at the University of Brighton and Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at University of Sao Paulo (FAU-USP). Each session… Continue Reading →

Event | 20 July 2021 – Exhibition Histories Reading Group: ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in One Object’ with Dr. Laura Osorio Sunnucks

Join the Exhibition Histories Reading Group for this special end of year event 13.00-14.30 BST, Tuesday 20 July 2021 Online – Microsoft Teams  ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in One Object’ with Dr. Laura Osorio Sunnucks How many stories can… Continue Reading →

Event | 22 June 2021 – CDH Research Seminar: Lorenzo Merlino (Visiting Researcher)

Join us to hear work in progress from our current visiting researcher Lorenzo Merlino, who will discuss his PhD research on the Robe Chemise in the Late Eighteenth Century   Centre for Design History Research Seminar 14:00-15:00 BST, Tuesday 22… Continue Reading →

Event | 22 June 2021 – University of Brighton / V&A Research Exchange Fellow Rachel Maloney’s The Matriarchive: negotiating a practice-led research project in lockdown

Hear Brighton / V&A Research Exchange Fellow Rachel Maloney discuss her project ‘The Matriarchive’ in this lunchtime research seminar hosted by the V&A   13:00-14:00 BST, Tuesday 22 June 2021 Rachel Maloney (University of Brighton / V&A Research Exchange Fellow) The… Continue Reading →

Event | 27 May 2021 – Book talk with Prof Lou Taylor and Dr Marie McLoughlin

Listen to CDH members Prof Lou Taylor and Dr Marie McLoughlin discuss their award-nominated, co-edited book Paris Fashion and World War II. Book talk: Prof Lou Taylor and Dr Marie McLoughlin Thursday 27 May, 15.30 BST Hosted by Sapienza University,… Continue Reading →

Event | 5 July 2021 – Decolonising the Database

Decolonising the Database 5 July 2021, 15.00-17.00 (Online, MS Teams) Centre for Design History The Centre for Design History would like to invite you to join us for an event organised by members, Helen Mears and Kajal Meghani. This online… Continue Reading →

Event | 2-3 June 2021 – Design Archives in Asia Symposium

2-3 June 2021, 10-11.30am (Brighton, UK) Centre for Design History This online event is free and open to all. Please use the booking link below to receive the MS Teams meeting link.   What constitutes design archives? How are design… Continue Reading →

Event | Reading Group 2020-21: Exhibition Histories

University of Brighton staff and PGRs are invited to join us for the final session of the Exhibition Histories Reading Group: Session 4: Monday 26th April 2021 1-2.30pm Theme: Exhibitions and Spectatorship Discussion chaired by: Harriet Atkinson See further details… Continue Reading →

Event | 25 March 2021 – Scales, Collections, and Quantities at FAMU

Image credit: Deaccessioned slide from the former St Peter’s House slide library collection, University of Brighton. Photograph by Annebella Pollen. Scales, Collections, and Quantities Cultural analytics & photography off the scale: a joint book presentation Department of Photography, FAMU in… Continue Reading →

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