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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 →

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 →

News | Welcome to our new Visiting Researchers: Anna Vaughan Kett and Suzanne Rowland

Introducing our Visiting Research Fellows for 2021-2:   Dr Anna Vaughan Kett During the tenure of the VR fellowship, Anna will continue her involvement with the international research network C.19th Textiles and Dress Reframed, feeding into their ongoing programme of events. She… Continue Reading →

Report | CDH Visiting Researcher, Miya Itabashi

CDH Visiting Researcher 2019-20, Miya Itabashi (Hosei University, Japan), reports on research conducted during her time with the Centre in Brighton.   The Representation of Japan at the Brighton Museum and Local Collectors in the Early 20th Century Miya Itabashi… 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 →

Event | 23 March 2021 – Dora Souza Dias – Rethinking Modernism: Design in the ‘Third World’

Please join us for the first of two guest lectures presented by CDH co-organized in collaboration with the Module ‘Global Issues in Graphic Design’ on the MA History of Design and Material Culture. 5pm-6.30pm, Tuesday 23 March 2021 Dora Souza… Continue Reading →

Event | Bard Graduate Centre Symposium — Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia

Listen to CDH members Megha Rajguru and Yunah Lee present their research live online at the Bard Graduate Centre Symposium “Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia,” 09:30 – 11:30 EST / *14.30 -16.30 GMT* 18–19 March 2021 This symposium… Continue Reading →

Event | ‘At Home’ talks with the 19th Century Dress and Textiles Reframed network.

14:00-15:15 GMT, Sunday 28 February 2021 The 19th Century Dress and Textiles Reframed network invite you to join them for the third event of their ‘At Home’ series. Three short talks will share a bit of ‘research joy’, and help… Continue Reading →

Report | CDH Visiting Researcher, Kristian Roland Larsen

CDH Visiting Researcher 2019, Kristian Roland Larsen (University of Southern Denmark), reports on research conducted during his time with the Centre in Brighton. Researching Danish Furniture Design Kristian Roland Larsen (University of Southern Denmark) In the autumn of 2019, I… Continue Reading →

Report | Physical to Digital: Conferencing in the Age of Covid

Centre for Design History PhD researchers Hajra Williams and Kate Guy reflect on their experiences of co-organising the recent CDH conference ‘Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures’, 1-11 September 2020.   Conference beginnings Meeting in our supervisor’s office in Brighton… Continue Reading →

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