The first issue of the journal was the result of a meeting between an MA student and a supervisor in a room where bound dissertations from former students were held on shelves. What happens to MA dissertations, do they get published? How does a wider public reference what is often excellent research, carefully managed by leading experts in the field?
In an effort to celebrate the scholarly achievements in Design History at the University of Brighton, and to offer a resource to those who are interested in the history that is accessed through material objects and cultures of design, we aim to publish a small number of the most suitable essays, dissertations and thesis chapters.
This selection was made by Professor Paul Jobling.