History seminars at the IHR

Studies of Home

Convenors: Professor Alison Blunt (Queen Mary) and Eleanor John (The Geffrye - Museum of the Home)

Co-Convenors: Victor Buchli (UCL),  Jane Hamlett (RHUL), Sara Pennell (Roehampton)

Venue:  Torrington room, 104, Senate House, South Block, unless otherwise shown in the programme below.

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm 

Website: Seminar group home page (opens in a new window)

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

We are grateful to the Geffrye - Museum of the Home, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, UCL and the IHR for supporting this series. 

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
2 April At home in the institution: material life in lunatic asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England

Jane Hamlett (RHUL)


7 May Miracles in the Italian Renaissance home

Mary Laven (University of Cambridge)

Please note:  this session has been moved to the Senate Room, on the first floor of Senate House.


4 June Hanging exoticism: Chinese wallpapers and English imitations in the eighteenth-century home

Clare Taylor (Open University)