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

Studies of Home Seminar Series Programme 2018 - 2019

North American History Room, 2nd Floor, Institute of Historical Research, North Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Wednesdays at 5pm

Autumn term

Wednesday 3 October 2018  From Street Prayers to ‘Hotspots’: Migrant People and Making ‘Home’ in the Street in Paris
Anna-Louise Milne (University of London Institute in Paris) 
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Eco-homes as change agents: relational home-making
Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield) 
Wednesday 5 December 2018
 
The egg-box cot: repurposing the working-class home, 1847-1914
Vicky Holmes (Queen Mary University of London) 

Spring term

Wednesday 9 January 2019
 
The scientific housewife: performance and material culture in the middle-class kitchen, 1870-1914
Katie Carpenter (Royal Holloway University of London) 
Wednesday 6 February 2019
 
Mismatching clothes for home: Black Muslim women in Britain
Azeezat Johnson (Queen Mary University of London) 
Wednesday 6 March 2019
 
Beds, boudoirs and bugs: getting comfortable in the country house bedroom, c.1750-1820
Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan University) 

Summer term

Wednesday 1 May 2019
 
Religion and the life cycle in London homes, 1600-1800
Emily Vine (Queen Mary University of London) 
Wednesday 5 June 2019  Gendered spaces? Dynasty and domesticity in the English country house, 1750-1850
Ruth Larsen (University of Derby) 

Convenors: Alison Blunt (QMUL) and Sonia Solicari (The Geffrye Museum of the Home) – co-directors of the Centre for Studies of Home

Co-convenors: Victor Buchli (UCL), Jane Hamlett (RHUL) and Sara Pennell (Greenwich)

For more information, please email studiesofhome@qmul.ac.uk, follow @studiesofhome or visit www.studiesofhome.qmul.ac.uk.


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




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 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.