Institute of Historical Research and V&A
On 2 May 2018, the Institute of Historical Research and the V&A are hosting a special ‘study day’ devised specifically for early career researchers and postgraduates studying the history of the home.
The morning session will bring scholars together to discuss approaches to researching the home. We’ll be joined by two specialist historians, Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Dr Serena Dyer (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University), who’ll offer insights on the opportunities and challenges of the archive. This is an informal, collaborative session intended to provide a space for ECRs to exchange ideas and advice. The afternoon session will comprise a tour of the V&A’s new furniture gallery, led by its curator Nick Humphrey.
This event is free and tea/coffee will be served at the IHR. Places on the IHR / V&A study day are limited to 24 people, reserved for Early Career Researchers of domestic life and design (i.e. MA and doctoral students, plus postdoctoral researchers who received their PhD within the last 3 years).
Structure of the day:
10:30 – 13:00: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite
13:00: Travel to the V&A Museum
15:00 -16:30: V&A Furniture Gallery Tour
16:30: Day ends
To book your place on this unique study day, visit http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/15033