Design History Society Annual Conference 2024 University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, UK 5th – 7th September 2024 Call for Papers Borders are an ever more pressing issue in the 2020s. Whether geopolitical, human and non-human, or digital and physical, the solidification and liquification of borders raises questions around design’s role in creating, undoing and negotiating divides. The significance of borders today is highlighted by the interlaced ramifications of Brexit, Covid-19, international conflict, the climate emergency, the dissolution of colonial borders, gender binaries, and the rise of polarising social media platforms. In this context it seems timely for design history to debate the implications of borders past,Read More →

Emerging Scholars Working Committee: Lauren Drapala, Vanessa Vanden Berghe and Michelle Jackson Beckett Mission: To foster exchange among and showcase the work of Emerging Scholars in the field of historic interiors broadly defined, encompassing current graduate students and early-career professionals within 5 years of completion of a terminal degree. Goals:   This committee primarily serves the interests of graduate students and recent graduates interested in the research, interpretation and analysis of historic interior spaces. There is a lot of opportunity to explore various research topics, platforms for exchange and networking. For three years running, this committee has planned, organized and hosted a virtual Annual New ResearchRead More →