Centre for Studies of Home: Postgraduate Study Day

Centre for Studies of Home: Postgraduate Study Day
The Centre for Studies of Home is organising a study day for postgraduate students
at the Geffrye Museum, London on 1st November 2011. This is a free event open to
all postgraduate students working on home and domesticity and will provide an
exciting opportunity to meet other postgraduates, and staff from the centre, exchange
ideas and discuss current research issues.
The day will be formed of short papers, with time for group discussion. Attendees will
also have an opportunity to visit the Geffrye Museum galleries during the day and to
hear about how postgraduate research is used in the Geffrye’s temporary exhibition
programme and permanent galleries, showing some of the ways museums and
academics can work together.
Papers are welcomed which engage with the subject of home and domesticity, in the
past and present, including everyday domestic life, material cultures, architecture and
design. Also welcomed are papers exploring the significance of home beyond the
domestic and which consider broader ideas about dwelling, belonging and security.
The centre is interested in research methodologies and the challenges current
students are facing in studying and interpreting the home.
If you wish to present your research, please send a brief summary of your proposed
paper to Zoë Hudson on zhudson@geffrye-museum.org.uk by Friday 23rd
September. Postgraduate students not giving a paper are welcome to attend this
event and participate in the discussion. The event is free but booking is essential.
Launched in February 2011, the Centre for Studies of Home is a partnership between
The Geffrye Museum of the Home and Queen Mary, University of London. The
centre aims to be a national and international hub for research and learning on home
and domesticity. The centre’s directors are Alison Blunt (Professor Geography,
Queen Mary) and Eleanor John (Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Geffrye).
During its first year, the centre is holding knowledge exchange workshops,
establishing collaborative doctoral studentships and other research projects, a public
seminar series and an annual lecture.
To submit a summary of your proposed paper or book a place contact Zoë Hudson:
Email: zhudson@geffrye-museum.org.uk
Phone: 020 7749 6049