As a follow-up to Home: New Histories of Living, the IHR and V&A are hosting a 'study day' devised specifically for Early Career Researchers in the field.
The morning session will bring together ECRs to discuss approaches to researching the home. We’ll be joined by two specialist historians, Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Dr Serena Dyer (Museum
of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University), who’ll offer insights on the opportunities and challenges of the archive. This is an informal, collaborative session intended to provide a space for ECRs to exchange ideas and advice. The afternoon session will comprise a tour of the V&A's new furniture gallery, led by its curator Nick Humphrey.
This event is free and tea/coffee will be served at the IHR. Places on the IHR / V&A study day are limited to 24 people, reserved for Early Career Researchers of domestic life (i.e. MA and doctoral students, plus postdocs who received their PhD within the last 3 years).
Structure of the day
10:30-13:00- IHR Wolfson Conference Suite
13:00- Make own way to the V & A Museum
15:00-16:30- V & A Furniture Gallery
16:30- Day ends