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January 27, 2012

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.

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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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