Publication Workshop

Wednesday, 4 September, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm

Room 207, Sandyford Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8QE


Aimed at graduate, post-graduate, early-career and established researchers in design studies, design history and related fields, this workshop invites participants 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.

Editors and researchers will also share their experiences preparing and publishing manuscripts and will advise on the formation and framing of proposals for disseminating research from books to online publishing. Attendees and speakers will engage in discussions surrounding practices of publishing now and the future of publishing in and around Design History. Issues on digital scholarship, writing across various forums for a variety of audiences and Open Access publishing will feature in the talks followed by a roundtable discussion that will enliven and explore topics emerging from the discussion.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and is free to attend.

There are still a couple of places availble. If you wish to participate in this workshop, please email the DHS Administrator: to check if you can secure one of these places.


10:00 am – 15:30 pm

AM session: 15 minute presentations plus Q&A for MA, PhD students and Early Career Researchers


Claire Collins (Bloomsbury, Assistant Editor)

Ruth Glasspool (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Journals, Managing Editor, Visual Arts, Design, Fashion, Textiles Journals)

Anne Massey and Zoe Hendon (Editors of Design History volumes)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break (refreshments provided)


Penny Sparke (Chair of Editorial Board) and Fiona Fisher (Managing Editor) Journal of Design History

Natalie Foster (Routledge, Books Editor)

The Conversation Editor

12:45-13:30 Lunch (only provided for Editors)

PM session: 5-7 minute position papers and roundtable discussion for experienced researchers, MA, PhD students and Early Career Researchers


“Design History audiences”

Anne Massey and Zoe Hendon (Editors of various Design History Edited Volumes)

The Conversation Editor

Claire Constable (Bloomsbury, Assistant Editor)

Ruth Glasspool (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Journals, Managing Editor)

Natalie Foster (Routledge, Books Editor)

Dan Lee (Assistant Editor, West 86th, Editor-in-Chief)