All entries for Friday 27 January 2012

January 27, 2012

Project Team Presentation at IHR in London, February 8th

The Project Team will be presenting their early findings at the Institue of Historical Research on February 8th

Please join us in the Torrington Room (Room 104, First Floor South Block) at the Institute of Historical Research in London on February 8th. The seminar will begin at 5.30pm and all are welcome (membership of the Institute of Historical Research or any University not necessary).

The nearest tube station is Russell Square.

For more information see

If you have any other queries about the seminar please contact Kate Smith (

Call For Papers – Economic and Social History Society of Scotland Conference

'Scotland and the Indian subcontinent'

Wednesday 21 March 2012, Glasgow

The aim of this conference is to explore historical connections between
Scotland and the Indian subcontinent, involving its entire geographical
scope including the likes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon, India and
Pakistan. We are interested in both colonial and postcolonial input and
themes might include, but are not limited to, cultural exchange, health
and medicine, trade, industry, religion, conflict/cooperation, migration
(both directions), gender, British East India Company, identity and
subaltern responses. The key to proposals should be the interface
between Scotland and the Indian subcontinent and its peoples.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are invited. Responses to the first
Call for papers should be submitted no later than 23 January 2012 and
can be sent by email Dr Iain Hutchison at

Call for Papers – University of Leeds Conference

Between Subaltern and Sahib: Equivocal Encounters Across the British World

5 - 6 July 2012, School of History, University of Leeds

By embracing the intermediate and indeterminate, this conference aims to excavate scenarios, stories, and forms of subjectivity located in the spaces inbetween the now well worn binaries of coloniser and colonised, oppressor and oppressed.

For more information see the Conference Poster and Call for Papers.

National Trust Database Goes Live!

Visit to search the new National Trust database. It currently includes 735,686 pieces from the National Trust's collection and is searchable by collection, category and time period.

Project Team visits Osterley Park

On December 9, 2011 the 'East India Company at Home' project team visited Osterley Park in Middlesex - home of the Child family (which included East India Company traders and Directors among its members) until given to the National Trust. We met with House and Collections Manager Claire Reed and her team and discussed the project at length. We are hoping to work with the team at Osterley Park to organise a summer event, which will highlight Osterley Park's links with the East India Company and the local area's connections with India more generally.

Project featured in NADFAS Review

On 21 November 2011, The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies Review published an article by Helen Clifford about The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project.

Project featured on Enfilade Blog

On 10 November 2011, The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project was featured on the Enfilade blog. The blog acts as a newsletter for members of the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture Association.

To see the blog post, please click here

New Exhibition at Asia House, London

'The Flamboyant Mr Chinnery: An English Artist in India and China'

This exhibition will run at Asia House (63 Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP) from 4 November, 2011 to 21 January, 2012.

Asia House is open from 10.00-18.00 between Monday and Saturday.

Admission is free.

Conference to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2012 the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be holding a conference titled 'Early Modern Merchants as Collectors'.

To learn more about the conference visit

New Exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA

'Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the British in India, 1770-1830'

This exhibition opens on 11 October 2011 and will run until 31 December 2011 at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA. The exhibition explores the complex and multifaceted networks of British and Indian professional and amateur artists, patrons, and scholars in British India in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and their drive to create and organize knowledge for both aesthetic and political purposes.

Centre for Studies of Home

New Institute of Historical Research Seminar Series

Venue: Senate House, South Block (see venue for each seminar below)

Time: Wednesdays 5.30 pm (nb seminar on Tuesday 6 December)

Autumn term 2011 - Home-making and domestic practice

Wednesday 12 October [Athlone, 102] Practices of inhabitance in large houses: Comfort, privacy and status in Sydney, Australia - Robyn Dowling (Macquarie University)

Wednesday 9 November [Senate Room] Living in the past: Acquisition and display in late nineteenth century homemaking - Trevor Keeble (Kingston University)

Tuesday 6 December [Court Room] Domestic responsibilities: the discipline of home economics in twentieth-century China - Helen Schneider (University of Oxford)

Convenors: Alison Blunt (Queen Mary, University of London) and Eleanor John (The Geffrye – Museum of the Home)

Co-convenors: Victor Buchli (UCL), Ayona Datta (LSE), Jane Hamlett (RHUL), Sara Pennell (Roehampton) and Paru Raman (SOAS)

Funding: We are grateful to The Geffrye – Museum of the Home, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, UCL and the IHR for supporting this series.

For more information, please email or visit

Heritage Open Days

8-11 September, 2011

Heritage Open Days offer free access to properties across England that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

To learn more about Heritage Open Days click here.

Made for Trade Exhibition

18 July 2011 - 27 January 2012

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Featuring a brick made of tea, Indian silk textiles and parrot feather ornaments, this exhibition offers insights into the world of trade through the Museum's collection.

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  • Really nice to have the opportunity to meet so many interested people! by Ellen on this entry

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