Welcome to the website of the Centre for Studies of Home. The centre was launched in February 2011 and is a partnership between Queen Mary, University of London, and The Geffrye Museum of the Home, London.
The centre aims to be a unique national and international hub for innovative research and learning on the theme of ‘home’. It combines the complementary expertise and interest of Queen Mary and the Geffrye to develop research, knowledge exchange, dissemination and learning projects. To join our mailing list and keep up-to-date with events and activities please email email@example.com.
During its first year, the centre is establishing knowledge exchange workshops between the two partners, a public seminar series, an annual lecture, and developing applications for collaborative research projects.
As the centre develops, the website will offer up-to-date information about related events and current projects, as well as providing access to a number of resources to support research. One resource that the centre is developing is a Research Register. Please see our dedicated Research Register page to find out more and to be listed.
Annual Lecture 2016: Dr Jane Hamlett
Postponed: new date 8th June, 6.30pm, Room 126 Geography, QMUL. Click here for more details and to book a place
Conference: ‘Invisible Hands’? Domestic workers from the seventeenth century to the present day. Thursday 21st July, Geffrye Museum of the Home.
Please click here for more details and please click here to book with a booking form.
Call for Papers: Household Gods Household Gods: Religious Domesticity in Britain, 1700 to the present day
Symposium to held on 15th July at the Geffrye Museum
Deadline for abstracts: 31st May 2016
Seminar Series at the Institute of Historical Research, Programme 2015–16
What can art tell us about home? Report from a one-day workshop at the Geffrye Museum of the Home, 1st May 2015
Research on Display: A free downloadable guide for academics interested in collaborating with museums, galleries, and cultural institutions to produce exhibitions from their research
2014 Annual Lecture by Gill Perry podcast
Podcasts from Postgraduate Study Day 21 October 2014
Podcasts from Home-Work: Connections, Transitions and the Wider World 24 June 2014
Podcasts from Custodians of Home Conference 31 January 2014
Podcasts from Research in Progress Day 3rd February 2014
Video of 2013 annual lecture by Margot Finn
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2012–15) awarded to Dr Richard Baxter (Geography, QMUL) to work on ‘Home and inhabitation: a biography of the Aylesbury Estate’