Home: new histories of living, 8-9 February 2018

The IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference, ‘Home: new histories of living’, brings together leading researchers to explore the history of domestic life. Plenary and panel sessions examine historical reconstructions of interiors, the history of individual rooms, gender and home, and visions of idealized life. Special attention will be given to new methods for researching histories of ‘Home’. The conference takes place over two days (8-9 February) and is separated into four interrelated themes:

  • Reconstructions: Imaging the domestic experience – convened by Catherine Richardson (Kent)
  • Rooms: Furnishing the idiosyncrasies of private life – convened by Sonia Solicari (Geffrye Museum)
  • Home-work: Re-framing gendered spaces – convened by Lynne Walker (IHR)
  • Dream Homes: Envisioning alternative futures – convened by Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes)

Plenary lecturers include Owen Hatherley (architectural historian and journalist), Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway).

Read the programme of plenary and conference speakers.

To register to attend the conference, visit the IHR’s Winter Conference page.

The conference will be accompanied by several special events:

  • A free lunchtime talk on Friday, 9 February: ‘An introduction to 3D technology for imaging and printing household artefacts.’ (no booking required)
  • A free, public lecture by Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A on Wednesday, 7 February: ‘V & A: a museum of the home and the world.’ Booking essential: www.history.ac.uk/events/event/15034
  • On 10 March, a guided tour of 2 Willow Road, Hampstead—the 1930s home of the modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger— led by its National Trust curators. Details available for delegates at the conference.
  • On 2 May 2018, the IHR and Victoria and Albert Museum will host a day workshop for Early Career Researchers (MA and doctoral students, and recently completed PhDs). The morning session, held at the Institute, will allow ECRs to discuss their work and research methods with subject specialists.

For more details of all of these special events and to book now, visit: winterconference.blogs.sas.ac.uk


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