Research projects

Current research projects

Stay Home Stories

AHRC ‘Stay home’: rethinking the domestic in the COVID-19 pandemic, funded as part of the UKRI rapid response to COVID-19

  • Prof. Alison Blunt (PI) Prof. Alastair Owens (CI) and PDRAs Dr Miri Lawrence, Dr Eithne Nightingale and Dr Annabelle Wilkins, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Kathy Burrell (CI), Prof. Georgina Endfield (CI) and Dr Jacqueline Waldock (PDRA), University of Liverpool
  • Dr Olivia Sheringham, Birkbeck University of London

In partnership with the Museum of the Home, National Museums Liverpool and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Artist-in-residence: Alaa Alsaraji

Home-making in Brexit Britain: Black women and the British grammar of race

Dr Azeezat Johnson, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

Parochial domesticity and the British inner city since the 1970s

Prof. Alastair Owens and Dr David Geiringer, Queen Mary University of London

Other research projects

High-rise homes and gentrification

High-rise living

Dr Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, University of East Anglia. Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Queen Mary University of London 2018-20.

Home and inhabitation: a biography of the Aylesbury Estate

Dr Richard Baxter, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Queen Mary University of London 2013-16.

Home and work

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award programme: Home-work: connections and transitions in London from the seventeenth century to the present

Dr Tessa Chynoweth: ‘Domestic service and domestic space in London, 1750-1800

Dr Laura Humphreys: ‘Domestic labour, metropolitan households and the wider world, 1850-1914’

Dr Annabelle Wilkins: ‘Home, work and migration in the East End of London since 1945

Home and religion

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award programme: Home and religion: space, practice and community in London from the seventeenth century to the present

Dr Emily Harris: ‘Interfaith connections at home: domestic space, practice and dialogue in contemporary London’

Dr Miri Lawrence: ‘Judaism in the suburban home, 1945-1979’

Dr Emily Vine: ‘Religious life in the urban home, 1600-1800’

Home, migration and the city

Globe

Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence programme; Arts Council England

Janetka Platun with Dr Olivia Sheringham, Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey and Prof. Alison Blunt

Home-city-street

Queen Mary Centre for Public Engagement

Prof. Alison Blunt, Dr Casper Laing Ebbensgaard and Dr Olivia Sheringham

Home for Refugee Children

Queen Mary CritiQues Fund

Prof. Alison Blunt, Prof. Giorgia Dóna (University of East London), Prof. Anna-Louise Milne (University of London Institute in Paris), Dr Eithne Nightingale, Prof. Alastair Owens, Prof. Keira Vaclavik.

Teenage Bedrooms

Inside teenage bedrooms: a cross-generational study of the teenage bedroom and its material culture.  

ESRC PhD studentship: Dr Carey Newson

Home Histories

AHRC Living with the past at home 2011-14

Prof. Catherine Nash (PI), Prof. Alison Blunt (CI), Prof. Alastair Owens (CI), Dr Caron Lipman (PDRA).