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Centre for Studies of Home 

An interior with two ladies, oil on canvas, signed and dated Trevor Haddon, 1880 or 1886

An interior with two ladies, oil on canvas, signed Trevor Haddon and dated 1880 or possibly 1886

The Centre for Studies of Home is a research partnership between Queen Mary, University of London, and The Geffrye Museum.

The centre's website is here: www.studiesofhome.qmul.ac.uk

To join the centre's mailing list and keep up-to-date with events and activities please email studiesofhome@qmul.ac.uk


Mobile and Temporary Domesticities Conference, 1600 - 2017

10 October 2017

This one-day workshop explores the ways in which mobility and temporariness inform ideas and practices of home and domesticity. Central questions include: What kinds of domestic practices, material cultures, homemaking strategies and feelings about home are related to mobile or temporary circumstances? What theoretical and methodological challenges can we face when dealing with mobility or temporariness and how could these difficulties be overcome? How can people in temporary or mobile circumstances negotiate control over their own space and everyday life? When is mobility something to aspire to?

The aim is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines to explore similarities and differences between time periods, geographical locations and circumstances, and to discuss how we might relate temporary and mobile domesticities to larger questions about actor agency and shifts in economic, social, and political structures.

If you are interested in attending the conference please register here. Places are free but booking is essential.

Further information and programme can be found on the conference blog.  


Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network 

Page from 'Designs for furniture and decorations for complete house furnishing', a catalogue for the firm Hampton & Sons, c.1892 (detail)

Page from 'Designs for furniture and decorations for complete house furnishing', a catalogue for Hampton & Sons, 1892

Histories of Home is a Subject Specialist Network which brings together academics and heritage professionals engaged in the study of home and interpreting domestic spaces and collections to share new research and approaches.

Histories of home website is here: http://historiesofhomessn.wordpress.com/

To join our mailing list and keep up-to-date with events and activities please email historiesofhomessn@geffrye-museum.org.uk