The Design History Society will host three virtual Publishing Workshops in conjunction with the 2021 annual DHS conference, hosted virtually from Basel, Switzerland. All workshops are free and open to those not registered for the main conference, but to secure a place participants must book in advance.
If you wish to participate in one, or all of these workshops, please register for a place on Eventbrite by using the links below before midnight CEST on 17 August 2021.
Friday 27 August 2021, 1430 –1730 CEST (BST + 1hour)
Workshop 1 – Postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers
Maximum 20 participants
Participating Editors: Priscila Farias, Daniel J Huppatz, Sarah Lichtman, Claire O’Mahony, John Potvin.
Aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers in design history, design studies and related fields, this practical workshop will introduce attendees to how peer-review processes and writing abstracts fit into the wider contexts of academic publishing. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding, regarding how to write a good abstract. They will also receive advice from Editors of the Journal of Design History about how to prepare written work successfully for submission to peer-reviewed publications and what to expect from the editorial process. Early booking is recommended because numbers are strictly limited. English language will be used in this workshop. Speakers of all languages are welcome.
1430–1550 Writing Abstracts for publication
1550–1610 Virtual coffee break
1610–1730 Writing for peer-reviewed publications.
Each of the two sessions will include an introductory talk and practical small group discussions in breakout rooms. One week before the workshop, an abstract and article accepted for publication by the Journal of Design History will be sent out to participants, as a case study to read before the session. You can register for a place by booking on Eventbrite by 17 August 2021. When registering, participants are encouraged to submit an abstract that they have written in the English language, so they can get feedback on it during the workshop. Abstracts should be emailed to the DHS Administrator at email@example.com by 17 August 2021.
Tuesday 31 August 2021, 1830–1950 CEST (BST + 1hour)
Workshop 2 – Roundtable Discussion: the Current and Future Landscape of Publishing Design History
No limit on number of participants
Aimed at experienced researchers, early career researchers and postgraduate students, this workshop will address the theme of the ‘Current and Future Landscape of Publishing Design History’. Editors will give 5–7 minute position papers and then join a 30-minute roundtable discussion, which will address pre-submitted questions posed by the virtual audience. English language will be used in this workshop. Speakers of all languages are welcome. You can register for a place by booking on Eventbrite by 17 August 2021.
Speakers Workshops 2 and 3
Penny Sparke, Chair of Editorial Board, Journal of Design History
Libby Davies, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing.
Paul Stirton, Editor-in-Chief, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture
Stephen Knott, Editor, Journal of Modern Craft.
Elizabeth Currie, Sally Huxtable and James Ryan, Series Editors: Studies in Design and Material Culture, Manchester University Press
Grace Ranola, Publisher, Oxford University Press
Tuesday 31 August 2021, 2015–2130 CEST (BST + 1hour)
Workshop 3 – Meet the Editors Drinks Evening
Maximum 20 participants
This informal session will provide opportunities to interact with Editors and discuss publication ideas and processes. Each of the editors involved in Publishing Workshop 2 will host a series of breakout room discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to informally discuss an idea for a journal article, book, or other publication with one of these editors and receive their advice. If you would like to speak to a specific editor, you are required to submit a 150 word abstract in the English language to the DHS Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 17 August. If you do not submit an abstract you will be allocated to breakout sessions as the organisers decide. Early booking is recommended because numbers are strictly limited. You can register for a place by booking on Eventbrite by 17 August 2021. English language will be used in this workshop. Speakers of all languages are welcome.