Call for Papers: 2008 Conference of the Design History Society

University College Falmouth, September 3-6, 2008
Keynote speakers
Bruno Latour, Professor at Sciences Po and Vice President for Research
Jeremy Myerson, Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre and Innovation, RCA
Networks of Design responds to recent academic interest in the fields of design history, technology and the social sciences in the ‘networks’ of interactions that inform knowledge formation and design. Studying networks foregrounds infrastructure, negotiations, processes, strategies of interconnection, and the heterogeneous relationships between people and things. Networks can include people, social groups, artefacts, devices, entities and ideas.
This conference seeks papers on a wide range of topics related to Networks of Design across all time periods and disciplines that address issues to do with history, theory and practice.
Proposals for papers are welcome from individuals and/or panels (of not more than three papers). If you are interested in presenting a paper, or would like further information about the conference, please visit the web site: or contact Fiona Hackney at
Please submit a title and abstract of up to 300 words by February 25 2008