15th Apr 2016 6:00am-6:00pm
G4 Grand Parade Campus
The event is intended to provide a supportive and open forum for the exchange of new approaches, methods and territories of inquiry in the field of design history. The day will offer the opportunity for research students to present their progress in research and meet other research students working in related areas, enabling networking and the development of further research training initiatives.
The day enables PhD students in design history, as well as students in related disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art and architectural history, design, history of science and technology, area studies and history to discuss their research concerns around design historical themes, methodologies or material.
The day will consist of focussed discussions of each participant’s current work, grouped thematically. Presenting students will circulate a draft thesis chapter, journal article or other current piece of work-in-progress to all other participants one month before the event. On the day itself, each student will have 10 minutes to present their research, focusing on the methods used, success of those methods, challenges, future directions and other methodological, practical, ethical and thematic issues. Each presentation will be followed by the convenors’ response and open discussion, and each themed session will close with a general discussion of common themes and issues.
TECHNE students from outside Brighton will be able to claim travel expenses via their home institution from the TECHNE Ad Hoc Travel fund. Lunch and tea breaks will provide opportunities for networking and discussion. The day will close with final reflections about the event itself, and the identification of possibilities for a student-organised follow-on event in summer 2016.
Professor Jeremy Aynsley (University of Brighton), Dr Catharine Rossi (Kingston University) and Dr Sarah Teasley (Royal College of Art)
This event is being organised by Brighton, RCA and Kingston. It is funded by the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.