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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 →

News | CDH members short-listed for The Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year

Congratulations to CDH members Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin on being shortlisted for the   2021 Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year for their edited collection, Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control (Bloomsbury,… Continue Reading →

News | CDH-USP British Academy-funded workshops

The Centre for Design History is to collaborate with the University of São Paulo on a project to develop academic design writing skills in the Global South. The initiative – entitled Design Writing: Words and Images, Objects and Histories –… Continue Reading →

Event | 20 May 2021 – Street Level Photoworks, artist Nicky Bird in conversation with Annebella Pollen

Street Level Photoworks Shifting Photographic Grounds – Nicky Bird in conversation with Annebella Pollen 6.30pm Thursday 20th May Livestreamed through Facebook* For this special In Conversation event artist Nicky Bird will be joined by Dr Annebella Pollen, Reader in in History of Art… 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 →

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 →

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