Monthly Archives: June 2013

Call for Papers: Postgraduate Study Day 2013

The Centre for Studies of Home’s annual postgraduate study day is taking place on 23 October 2013 at the Geffrye Museum of the Home in London.  This event is open to all postgraduate students working on home and domesticity, in both historic and contemporary contexts.

The study day will comprise 15-minute papers engaging with the subject of home.  The day will also include an open discussion session on the topic of methodologies and how research changes and develops over the course of a project.  A set of questions relating to the open discussion session will be circulated prior to the event.

The study day will provide an exciting opportunity to hear about current research and meet other postgraduate students and staff from the centre.  There will also be an opportunity to visit the Geffrye Museum galleries during the day.

Current and recent postgraduate students are invited to submit a brief summary of their proposed paper.  Postgraduate students who do not wish to present a paper are very welcome to attend this event and participate in the discussion.  It is free to attend the event but booking is essential.

Abstract Submissions & Booking Details

Please complete a booking/call for papers form, including a 100-word biographical statement, and email a brief 200 word summary of your proposed paper to Jacqueline Winston-Silk ( by Friday 06 September 2013.


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Call for Articles – Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture Journal

Special Issue (Vol. 5 Issue 2 – 2014)
Seductive Discourses: Design Advice for the Home

The guest editors Patricia Lara-Betancourt (Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University) and Emma Hardy (Geffrye Museum of the Home) invite contributions to Interiors journal’s 2014 special issue Seductive Discourses: Design Advice for the Home.  This issue will examine the role of design advice for the home, recognising its significance in shaping contemporary and historical perceptions and representations of the domestic sphere.

Download further details on submissions here.
Further information on Interiors journal and Bloomsbury Publishing can be found here.

Submissions reflecting the latest research on the interior from historians, practitioners and theorists are particularly welcomed. Principal articles of 5,000 words, including notes and references, with 4-6 illustrations are invited, and should be sent as an attachment to by 31st August 2013.

If you have any queries about the journal or about submitting an article, please contact the editors Anne Massey and  John Turpin on this email address:

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AHRC CDA studentship on ‘The diplomatic family at home and abroad’.

School of History, Queen Mary, University of London with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

We are delighted to announce that applications are invited for the first of two PhD studentships on ‘Representing and belonging: social and cultural change in the British diplomatic service since 1945.’

The first studentship is on ‘The diplomatic family at home and abroad’ and will start in October 2013. It will be supervised by Dr Helen McCarthy (School of History, QMUL), Professor Amanda Vickery (School of History, QMUL) and Professor Patrick Salmon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

Further details are available here.

The deadline for applications is 8 July.

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