CONF: At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic (York, 3 March 2017)

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic, c.1400-1600
University of York, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, March 3, 2017
This interdisciplinary conference examines late medieval and early modern experiences ‘at close quarters’. Building on recent research
into the architecture and objects that shaped the pre-modern household, we examine the nooks and crannies, challenges and constructions of the
domestic environment, and its interaction with art, literature and thought.
Keynote lecture:
Dr. Tara Hamling (Birmingham) and  Dr. Catherine Richardson (Kent):  “A Day at Home in Early Modern England: The Materiality of Domestic Life,
Tickets £5 (incl. lunch, tea and  coffee) please book via our Eventbrite page:
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Conference Programme:
Registration 9.00-9.20
Welcome 9.20
Conference Keynote 9.30-10.30
Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham) and Catherine Richardson (University of Kent)
A Day at Home in Early Modern England: The Materiality of Domestic Life.
Coffee 10.30-11.00
Session One 11.00-12.30: Challenging Domesticities
Doron Bauer and Elena Paulino (Florida State University and Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence)
The Textual Construction of Domestic Spaces in Late Medieval and Early Modern Majorca.
Angela Nicholls (University of Warwick)
Hearth and Home: Living in An Almshouse in Early Modern England.
María Fajardo Molina (Independent Scholar)
Homes in Troubled times: Domesticity and Emotions in Granada during the Sixteenth Century.
Lunch 12.30-13.30
Session Two 13.30-15.00: Constructing the Domestic
Christina Farley (University of Cambridge)
When Walls Talk: Liveliness in the Tudor Domestic Interior.
Samantha Chang (University of Toronto)
Enter Stage Left: Stepping into the Seventeenth-Century Painter’s Studio.
Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick)
“Look in the place where he was wont to sit/ His Blood! It is too manifest:” The House as Extension of Identity in The Tragedy of Master
Arden of Faversham.
Tea Break 15.00-15.30 Domestic Interiors Today.
Session Three & Closing Remarks 15.30-16.30: Looking Forward: Historic Interiors in the Present Day
Gillian Draper (University of Kent)
Show-rooms The Nature and Impact of the Public Presentation of Historic

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