Members of the design-history list may be interested to know that the DHS
Event Award has been reviewed with 2 significant results:
1) Three annual rounds will take place with deadlines on 15th January, 15th
April and 15th October. A single award will be made in each round.
Unsuccessful applicants may apply to subsequent rounds if this accords with
the requirement that applications are received six months in advance of the
2) In the interests of fairness and consistency, applications are now
required to be on the standard (stretchable) Event Award Application Form
available from the Co-ordinator.
Applications are now invited for the second 2002 round to reach the
Co-ordinator by April 15th.
Please find the application form attached. If you cannot open this
attachment and would like to receive an application form, please contact the
co-ordinator as below.
Design History Society Events Award
The Design History Society offers financial assistance for small-scale
academic conferences and symposia or other academic events. The Events Award
is aimed particularly at encouraging the development of new research
interests within the field of design history and its related subject areas.
Such events can offer opportunities:
· For scholars working in a specialist area to exchange ideas
· For regional networks of design historians to meet to pursue
· For design historians to come together with other networks of
shared research interests
Applications are submitted to each of the three annual rounds - 15 October,
15 January and 15 April. The Design History Society makes an award of £300
to a single event in each round. Applications should be submitted at least
in time to be considered in the round that falls six months in advance of
the event and the Event should take place within twelve months of the award
being made. Unsuccessful applicants may resubmit to subsequent rounds if
timing allows. Proposals should make clear the academic benefit of this
funding. Preference will be given to those proposals that clearly specify a
defined item of expenditure which the DHS may meet, such as costs for
speakers from home or abroad, or assisted student delegate places etc.
Applicants need to obtain and complete an Event Award Application Form and
send or e-mail to the Event Award Co-ordinator. Information required
includes: a description of the event, a breakdown of costs, including
facilities, travel and accommodation costs for speakers (if appropriate)
emphasising the exact proposed use of the Event Award funding and detailing
any other funding received or in process, proposed size of audience and
suggested delegate fee (with DHS member discount), if appropriate and
details of proposed outcomes, such as publications, if appropriate, and the
proposed benefits to the Society.
Successful recipients of the Events Award are asked to provide, in return:
· Mention of DHS funding in publicity and at the event itself,
including the DHS logo
· Copy for advance publicity in the DHS Newsletter
· A discounted fee for DHS members, where a fee is charged
· Notification of any changes relating to the event such as date,
venue or speaker(s)
· All receipts or invoices pertaining to the Award sent to the
Treasurer within 30 Days.
Applications or enquiries should be addressed to [log in to unmask]
Grace Lees-Maffei, Design History Society Events Award Co-ordinator, Faculty
of Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield,
Herts AL10 9AB.
Tel. 01707 285369, Fax: 01707 285350.
Grace Lees-Maffei MA RCA ILTM
Senior Lecturer in the History & Theory of Design & Applied Arts
University of Hertfordshire
Faculty of Art and Design
Hatfield AL10 9AB
Direct Line: 01707 285369
Fax: 01707 285350
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Design History Society Event Award Co-ordinator