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:  Holden Room, 103, in the South Block, unless otherwise shown in the porgramme, 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

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
1 October Pretty pants and office pants: making home, identity and belonging in a workplace

Rachel Hurdley (Cardiff University) 

Please note:  this session takes place in the Gordon Room, G34

5 November For the health of body and soul: sleeping habits and early modern households

Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)  


3 December The Unnatural Home: Anxieties about Working Class Domestic Life before the First World War

Oliver Betts (University of York)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 January Sensing status: sensory responses and elite status display in the ancient Roman home

Hannah Platts (Royal Holloway, University of London)  


4 February Dissident domesticity: an ethnographic conceptualist approach to house arrest and diplomatic asylum

Michal Murawski (UCL) and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (artist)


4 March Gardens and philanthropic and social housing in the 19th and 20th centuries

Zoe Crisp (independent scholar)  


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 May 'Safe as Houses': Surveillance, Aesthetics, and Invisibility in the Design of the Burglar-Proof Home, London 1860-1939

Eloise Moss (University of Manchester)


3 June Forced eviction and home unmaking in contemporary Cambodia

Katherine Brickell (Royal Holloway, University of London)