Friday, 23 April 2010

Postgraduate symposium in Design History and Material Culture Studies

Material Culture and the Culture of Materials:

University of Brighton's Postgraduate Design History Society
5th Annual Symposium
17 June 2010

I am arguably biased as I have been involved in arranging Brighton Postgraduate Design History Society (PDHS to us) which is now in its fifth year. The day will feature six papers from postgraduate researchers from within and beyond the university, across a range of topics and historical periods, united by our common focus of design history and material culture studies.

The event is free of charge but registration is necessary. To register please contact


10.30-11 Registration and coffee

11am Welcome

11-11.30 Verity Clarkson – ‘It was all done with smiles’: Exhibiting Cold War Retellings of Anglo-Russian History
11.30-12 Lyanne Holcombe - Regent Palace, Aesthetic Reform and the Arts and Crafts Winter Garden
12-12.30 Ness Wood – ‘It's So New-Fashioned’: Hille Furniture from Tradition to Modernity

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2 Cheryl Roberts - 'Disrespectful Foreign Innovations': Trouser Tensions in the Inter-war Years

2-2.30 June Rowe - The Essential Accessory: Lipstick in Britain during World War Two
2.30-3 Jane Hattrick - Norman Hartnell's Time-Travelling Archive: Love, Loss and Memory

3-3.30 Coffee break

3.30-4 Bridget Millmore - Endings and Edgings: Tracing the Cultural Biography of a Lace Sample Book
4.4-30 Marie McLoughlin - Does Fashion transcend both Craft and Design?

4.30 – Wine reception

The University of Brighton’s Postgraduate Design History Society was established in 2005

to create a peer-to-peer research network for local MA and PhD students

in the areas of design history and material culture.

We welcome new members.

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