Monthly Archives: July 2012

Centre for Studies of Home Postgraduate Study Day 2012

The CSH’s annual postgraduate study day is taking place on 23 October 2012 at the Geffrye Museum of the Home in London.  This event is open to all postgraduate students working on home and domesticity.

Current and recent postgraduate students are invited to submit a brief summary of their proposed paper.  The deadline for submissions is 07 September 2012.

Click below for the call for papers and booking form.    For further information about the CSH please refer to the CSH website or email Zoe Hudson.

CSH PG study day CFP



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PhD opportunities at the CSH – deadline extended!

I previously posted that The Centre for Studies of Home has been awarded four AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards on ‘Home-Work: connections and transitions in London from the 17th Century to the present’.  (See original post here)

Two of the four PhD studentship opportunities are being re-advertised in order to broaden and strengthen the field of potential applicants.  The CSH welcomes applications for the following two projects:

Home, work and migration in the East End of London since 1945

Men juggling work, home and family in contemporary London

Further details can be found in the links above.  The deadline for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 1st August 2012.

Please pass this information on to any colleagues or students who may be interested in this opportunity.


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New MoDA Website Launched

SSN members may be interested in checking out the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) website which was recently launched.

Click here:

There are plenty of lovely images to browse – the textile below particularly caught my eye.  It’s a 1925 Silver Studio design for printed silk.

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PhD Opportunity at the Science Museum and Oxford Brookes University

SSN members may be interested in a PhD opportunity available at the Science Museum and Oxford Brookes University.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award ‘Chemicals and their Users in the British Home, 1930s-1980s’

Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford/ Science Museum, London


An AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship covering stipend and tuition fee costs is offered in the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University (OBU) in collaboration with the Science Museum.

This project aims to examine the relationship between the public and chemistry in hitherto unexplored manner. While the introduction of electricity into the home has attracted much interest, the introduction of branded chemical products into the home has not been examined by historians at all. Yet the introduction of these products was linked to a major shift in the way that people engaged with chemistry. This shift took place in the 1960s and 1970s, when it is often assumed that public trust in chemistry waned. By studying chemicals and their use in the home before, during, and after this period, this project will therefore not only explore people’s relationship to chemistry, but it will also investigate how and why public attitudes towards it changed in the third quarter of the 20th century.

Supervision will be available from Dr Viviane Quirke (OBU) and Dr Peter Morris (Science Museum). The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of both communities.
To see the full advert please go to the Oxford Brookes website.

To request an application pack, please email:
Charmian Hearne, Research Administrator, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences . Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 48 4998

The deadline for applications is 16 July 2012.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place at Oxford Brookes University during the week of 30 July 2012. For more on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at OBU please visit our web site at:

For informal enquiries concerning the project contact Dr Viviane Quirke.

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