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:  Peter Marshal Room (N204) IHR North Block Senate House,

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

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 October Good for you? The Pleasures and Perils of Reading Domestic Advice

Grace Lees Maffei (University of Hertfordshire)

4 November I slept in the living room on a sofa": The Sleeping Spaces of the 19th-Century Working-Class Home

Vicky Holmes (University of Essex)

2 December The Resident Artist: Making Performance in your Council Estate Home

Katie Beswick (Exeter University)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
6 January Connecting worlds: intersections between spatial, temporal, material and spiritual realms within Vietnamese homes in East London

Annabelle Wilkins (Queen Mary University of London)

3 February The Colonial Home in sub-Saharan Africa: an Entangled History

Britta Schilling (University of Utrecht)

2 March Settling at home: Class, gender and domesticity in the Settlement House, 1880-1914.

Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores University)

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
4 May '"I have had them in my hands often": domestic servants and the material culture of the eighteenth-century domestic space.

Tessa Chynoweth (Queen Mary University of London)

1 June From Country House to Empire Home: Material Cultures of the East India Company

Margot Finn (University College London)