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Houses, Homes and Histories

Melanie Backe-Hansen (

Deborah Sugg-Ryan (University of Portsmouth)


The history of houses and the home is an area of popular interest and a window into social history. Our two speakers have both been involved in the highly successful BBC series, ‘A House through Time’. Using through contrasting case studies from their work draw on the history of often - but not always - substantial historic houses and the modest surroundings of inter-war homes as tools to explore social history, development and change.

Event type
People, Place and Community
Event dates
, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
IHR Pollard Seminar Room, N301, Third Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Melanie Backe-Hansen (, Deborah Sugg-Ryan (University of Portsmouth)
020 7862 8740