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Event | PGR Symposium, 28 March 2024

The Centre for Design History PGR Representatives team is organising an in-person PGR symposium at Grand Parade during the University of Brighton’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Week We hope that this event will provide the opportunity for all of you… Continue Reading →

Event | Navigating Museum Careers: Pathways, Training and Communities, 1850-Now

The Centre for Design History will host a conference on the past, present and future of museum work, as part of their participation in the AHRC-funded network, ‘Making Museum Professionals, 1850-Now’. Navigating Museum Careers: Pathways, Training and Communities, 1850-Now December… Continue Reading →

Invitation for PGRs to join the Centre for Design History Management Board

The Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton invites Expressions of Interest from PhD students to join its Management Board for the year 2023/24. The Centre would like to build communication and transparency with its PGR community, support… Continue Reading →

Report | Visiting Research Fellow – Frances Casey

Visiting Research Fellow Frances Casey reflects on how delivering two talks at the Centre for Design History, the first to TECHNE students and the second to MA Design and Material Culture students, has helped her to refine her research approach… Continue Reading →

Award | Jeremy Aynsley – Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2023

Congratulations to former CDH director, Jeremy Aynsley on the announcement of his Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2023 Re-posted from the Leverhulme website: Modernism and Design in Germany Building on over forty years’ interest in the subject, Jeremy Aynsley’s research addresses the… Continue Reading →

Report | Making Visible the Storeroom Conference

Josh Boyle was a Senior Research Support Assistant for the Centre for Design History’s Making Visible the Storeroom International Conference held on May 12 2023. In this blog post, they reflect on the presentations and some of the key ideas… 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 →

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 →

Report | Making Visible the Storeroom Conference: a reflection by Research Assistant Cara Gathern

‘Lyric Essay, Unseen Spaces and the Possibility of the Imagination: Dr Craig Jordan-Baker’s ‘Dead Letter Office’, with a response from Zara Arshad (May 2023)’, by Cara Gathern Cara Gathern was a Senior Research Support Assistant for the Centre for Design… Continue Reading →

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