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Histories of Home SSN Fifth Annual Conference: Home Intimacies

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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.

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Call for Papers: Home Intimacies: Histories of Home SSN fifth annual conference

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The Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network (SSN) is inviting papers for the fifth annual conference, to be held at the Geffrye Museum in London on Friday 22 March 2013.  Home Intimacies call for papers.

Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway, University of London
“Public, Private or Intimate? Rethinking the Victorian and Edwardian Middle-Class 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. We aim to bring together papers exploring intimacy in both the past and present, across a range of places and from a range of disciplines.

Papers might include, but are not limited to:

  • (changing) notions of intimacy over time and space
  • the (changing) role of domestic spaces, practices and material objects in mediating intimacy
  • intimacy and emotions in the home
  • intimacy across a range of household relationships – parent/child; master-mistress/domestic servants; siblings; couples and polyamorous relationships; friendship and companionship; human/pet
  • intimacy over the life-cycle
  • home and intimacy beyond the household (eg. over diaspora)
  • contested intimacies at home
  • representations of intimacy at home in text and image (including domestic/family photography and film)

Please submit proposals, including title, abstract (200-300 words) and a brief biographical statement (100 words) by 10 January 2013 to:

 Alexandra Goddard, Assistant Keeper – Interpretation and Exhibitions

Participants will be notified of acceptance by 31 January 2013.

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