History of Home Studies Reading Group

Henrietta Barnett’s Writing Room, c.19??. image from Hampstead Heath Garden Suburb Archive.

You are invited to join some keen readers of home and domesticity to the following reading groups. Please sign up through the Eventbrite link below. Come with cups of coffee for a scholarly natter. See you there! If you have any questions or queries email Lucie at l.m.matthewsjones@ljmu.ac.uk. Readings will be sent in advance of the session.

Reading Group 1: Single Women and Public Housing, Monday April 26th 3.30-5.00

Lilian Chee, ‘Unhousing Sexuality: Sexuality and Singlehood in Singapore’s Public Housing’ in Brent Pilkey, Rachel M. Sciculna, Ben Campkin and Barbara Penner (eds.), Sexuality and Gender at Home: Experience, Politics and Transgression, (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), pp.35-51.

Ariela Rotramel, ‘Discarding Homes: New York City Public Housing and Single Mother-Led Households (1963-2016)’, Women’s History Review, pp.320-338.   

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-group-1-single-women-and-public-housing-tickets-148902363979

Reading Group 2: Lost Homes, Found Objects, Monday May 24th3.30-5.00   

Jane Hamlett, ‘Mothering in the Archive: Care and the Creation of Family Papers and Photographs in Twentieth-Century Southern England’, Past and Present, (2020) 246:15, 186-214.

Kate Pahl, ‘Every Object Tells a Story: Intergenerational Stories and Homes in the Homes of Pakistani Families in Yorkshire’, Home Cultures, (2012) 9:3, pp.303-327.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-group-lost-homes-found-objects-monday-may-24th-330-500-tickets-148902813323

Reading Group 3: Greenery at Home, NEW DATE: July 5th 1.30-3.00.

Judith W. Page and Elise L. Smith, ‘Commanding a View: The Taylor Sisters and the Construction of Domestic Space’ in Judith W. Page and Elise L. Smith, Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England’s Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp.114-136.    

Penny Sparke, Nature Inside: Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021).

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-group-3-greenery-at-home-monday-june-28th-230-500-tickets-148903015929

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