Workshops & Visits


Pre-conference publishing workshop

Middlesex University, College Building, CG15, 11am – 4pm

The Design History Society will host a Publishing Workshop in conjunction with the 2016 Annual DHS Conference. The day will be hosted by Sabrina Rahman (DHS Membership & Outreach Officer), and Maya Oppenheimer (DHS Teaching & Learning Officer).  We are also pleased to be welcoming Elizabeth Guffey, one of the conference keynote speakers, to share her expertise.

This workshop is aimed at graduate, post-graduate and early career researchers in design studies, design history and related fields. Participants are invited to join researchers, editors and writers to explore and consider processes of publishing in academic and digital landscapes.

Representatives of journals will address the submission policies and expectations of their publications – their remit, approach and peer review processes – in addition to advising on the highlights, pitfalls and opportunities in preparing for publication. Hard copies of journals discussed will be provided. Editors and researchers will also share their experiences of preparing and publishing manuscripts and will advise on the formation and framing of proposals for disseminating research from books to online publishing.

In line with the conference theme, attendees and speakers will engage in discussions surrounding practices of publishing now, and how we might anticipate and foresee a new landscape in academic writing. Issues on digital scholarship, writing across various forums, and copyright legislation will feature throughout the talks followed by a workshop that will enliven and explore topics emerging from the discussion.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and is free to attend.  To reserve your place please email


Optional conference visits (10.00am- 12.00pm)

Thursday morning starts with optional visits to places of interest in the North London area. All visits have been planned to be accessible from tube stations on the Northern Line, within a few stops of Hendon.

Places are limited, so please book yours in advance via the online booking system, and indicate which tour you would like to join.

Visit A: Jewish Museum, Camden BOOKINGS CLOSED 
[Please meet at 10am at Camden tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6]

Discover one of the world’s finest collections of Jewish heritage and culture, as well as a critically-acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions. Delegates will receive an introduction to the museum in the auditorium, and will then be free to walk round the museum.

Visit B: RAF Museum, Colindale
[Please meet at 10am at Colindale tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6]

Situated on the historic site of Hendon’s London Aerodrome in Colindale, the Museum tells the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections. Collections include some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft.

Delegates will receive a guided tour of the museum lasting approximately 2 hours.

Visit C: Willow Road (National Trust House), Hampstead SORRY – FULLY BOOKED 
[Please meet at 10.45am at Hampstead tube, tour starts at 11am; Price £6]

Designed by acclaimed architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939, this unique and surprising Modernist home was inhabited by four generations of his family. The house paints a vivid picture of the urban creative and social circles of the mid-20th century through Goldfinger’s modern art collection, innovative designs and intriguing personal possessions.

Delegates will view an introductory film and have a guided tour of the house, lasting about an hour.

Visit D: Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (Middlesex University)  SORRY – FULLY BOOKED 
[Please meet at 10am at Colindale tube station: tour starts at 10.15am; Price £6]

The collections of the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) cover the period from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. The collections relate to the design and decoration of ‘ordinary’ homes. Delegates will see examples from the collections and have an informal talk from the Museum’s Curator.


  1. Please note that transport between the venues and Middlesex University’s Hendon campus will not be provided, but a conference helper will be on hand to help you find your way to Hendon.
  2. Conference Registration will take place in the Quad at Hendon from 8.30am
  3. Lunch will be available in the Quad at Hendon from 1pm.
  4. Conference opening and welcome starts at 2.30pm.



The conference dinner will be held at Hendon Hall. The ticket price is £57 and includes pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal.