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
Mel Backe-Hansen (Independent Researcher), Deborah Sugg Ryan (Portsmouth)
020 7862 8740

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’.

In conversation, Deborah and Melanie will draw on their work in the history of residential houses through different ages. Using a range of case studies of historic houses, including those featured in A House Through Time, modest inter-war homes, and older houses back to the sixteenth century, they will look at the tools and sources to explore social history and how to uncover the history to be found in our homes.

Melanie and Deborah’s books will also be available to purchase (cash only) on the night.