** Deadline for submissions extended to 4 March 2013 **
The conference conveners invite proposals for papers and full panels (of 3 chaired papers) on the sample themes below and other relevant themes:
Design and identity in colonial and postcolonial contexts
Design and material culture of independence and de-colononisation
Design and material culture and the imperial ambitions in the context of the Cold War
Craft and Design in colonial and postcolonial networks
Design and modernism in postcolonial contexts
Role of design in national reconstruction in postcolonial societies
Design for development/ grassroots movements
Design exchanges in the colonial period and after through exhibitions and trade fairs
Design, State and Market
Intersection of traditional and modern design pedagogies
Design Education in colonial and postcolonial contexts?
Design discourses in diverse postcolonial geographies
Views from specialisations within design – industrial design, visual communication, textiles and fashion, ceramics and others
The conveners of the 2013 Design History Society international conference invite contributions from design history and related academics and scholars, design practitioners, design educators, museum professionals and students, which would illuminate postcolonial perspectives on design history. The Design History Society offers bursaries for successful student speakers who are members of the Society; so the conveners do encourage and welcome submissions from post graduate scholars. Papers are expected to make an original contribution to the field of design history that address the conference theme ‘Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives’.
Papers/panel proposals could respond to the broad themes mentioned above or propose others ways and lenses of examining the conference theme.
If you would like to propose a paper or a panel, please submit an abstract for refereeing. Paper/panel proposals must follow the rules of submission below:
1. Proposal for 25 minute papers must be submitted as below:
Author’s(s’) full name(s), (indicate gender (M/F), in brackets),
Title – Position – Institution
Address for correspondence
Telephone – Fax – E-mail
Theme of the paper
Title of the paper
Abstract of the paper
(Maximum 300 words, Microsoft Word document, double-spaced on A4, in 11pt Arial)
Languages: The abstract should be written in English.
2. Proposal for a full panel of 3 x 25 minute papers:
Include convener’s name, panel title, an abstract of no more than 150 words for the full panel clearly outlining its thematic interrogation, titles and 300 word abstracts for each paper clearly communicating structure and argument, and 50-100 word biography of each speaker with full professional/institutional affiliation and contact email or address.
Please send proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be double blind reviewed and selected by the Conference Academic Committee whose members will be drawn from the diverse geographies that the conference theme seeks to focus upon, to cover a range of historical moments, geographical locations and discursive fields.
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