From the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era to Mods and Rockers in the 1960s to the present day annual Brighton Festival, Brighton is a vibrant centre for the creative arts, popular culture and heritage with an international reputation.
The University of Brighton plays a major role at the centre of that culture. It is one of the founding and leading institutions for research in Design History with professors who are world authorities and research that includes international design, feminist art curation, self and identity, the photography of scenes of conflict and postcolonial collecting and representation.
Scholarship at all levels aims to understand local and global societies through the culture of designed objects and environments and the meaning of material things. Together with their students, staff foster an active scholarly environment at Brighton, offering a range of courses from the innovative, career-focussed undergraduate suite to a far-reaching and influential PhD programme.
Enhanced by significant partnerships, nationally and internationally, notably with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Brighton fosters research within and around its own Design Archives, and provides a scholarly home for ventures such as Screen Archive South East and the Research Collective for Dress and Textile History.
Simon's main research interest is decorative arts and design of the inter-war years.
Keep in touch with our full calendar of events in arts and humanities
25th Feb 2017 10:30am-6:00pm M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade
7th Mar 2017 Room 502, Dorset Place, Brighton BN2 1ST
24th Mar 2017 9:00am-5:00pm RCA
Exploring the weird and enchanting in UK museum collections
Joanna Weddell and Liz Farrelly have co-edited the book working with
Sarah-Mary Geissler will write for the Costume Society's blog
Dr Paul Jobling has just been awarded Outstanding Academic Title for
Dr Annebella Pollen has been awarded £165,000 of AHRC funding over
A newly published book features work by three University of Brighton
Pallavi Patke to lecture at newly opened School of Design