Home Atmospheres: Sensing and Feeling at Home
The Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network in collaboration with the University of Nottingham is inviting papers for the sixth annual conference, to be held at the Geffrye Museum on Friday 28 March 2014.
Convened by: James Mansell, Department of Culture, Film & Media, University of Nottingham and Alex Goddard, Geffrye Museum
This conference seeks to examine the sensory atmospheres of home, both past and present, and their evocation in museums, galleries and historic houses. From the smell of familiar cooking to the warm glow of an electric light, sensory atmospheres contribute to a feeling of being at home. In contrast, unwelcome intrusions on the senses, such as an unexpected noise, or a neighbour’s unwanted gaze can disrupt domestic equilibrium transforming feelings of comfort and safety into their opposites. The senses are central to the lived experience of home, though can be challenging to evoke in the museum or historic house environment. We invite 20 minute papers from academics and arts/heritage professionals addressing the sensory study of home, both in terms of research and modes of display.
Further details available on the Call for Papers.
To submit a proposal, please complete and return a Proposal Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 16th December.
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 (email@example.com) by Friday 06 September 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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.
Thursday 27th June 2013, The Geffrye Museum, London
This one-day conference aims to address the distinctive issues involved in teaching and learning about home and domestic life bringing together educators working in schools, universities and the museum and heritage sectors. The conference is convened by the Centre for Studies of Home a partnership between The Geffrye Museum of the Home and Queen Mary, University of London.
See the Conference Outline and Programme for more information.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
£20 (£10 concessions).
Includes light lunch and refreshments.
To book, please complete a Booking Form and email to Jacqueline Winston-Silk JWinston-Silk@geffrye-museum.org.uk.
Thursday 27 June 2013, The Geffrye Museum of the Home
The home and domestic life are rich subjects for life-long learning. Home is part of the history curriculum in schools and has become the focus for a growing range of undergraduate courses in subjects such as anthropology, archaeology, architecture, geography, history and literary studies. The home and domestic life are centrally important in the learning and engagement programmes of a wide range of museums, including those specialising in the domestic interior, historic house museums, living history museums and houses associated with notable individuals.
The conference, to be held at the Geffrye Museum of the Home, brings together educators working on home and domestic life in schools, universities and the museum and heritage sectors. Papers are invited that address the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning about home to different age groups and diverse communities. By bringing together educators from a wide range of contexts and places, the conference aims to address the distinctive issues involved in teaching and learning about home and domestic life in the past and present.
For more information please see the call for papers.
Please submit a 200 word abstract to Jacqueline Winston-Silk by Monday 22 April.
Bookings are now open for the Histories of Home SSN fifth annual conference, Home Intimacies, to be held on Friday 22 March 2013 at the Geffrye Museum of the Home.
This conference seeks to examine the many intimacies of home – familial, social, sexual – and the role of emotions, material objects, home spaces and household structures in fostering, limiting and mediating intimacy. Papers will explore intimacy in both the past and present, across a range of places and from a range of disciplines. Themes will include notions of privacy for people living in institutions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, issues relating to intimacy in lesbian, gay and bisexual homes and changing attitudes to the privacy of beds. Some papers will examine how intimacy is presented in historic house museum settings.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway, University of London “Public, Private or Intimate? Rethinking the Victorian and Edwardian Middle-Class Home
A full programme can be found here: Home Intimacies Programme
Tickets for the conference are £40 (£25 for students).
To reserve a place please download the booking form and return it to Hannah Brown.