Gender and Domestic Culture
Royal Holloway, University of London
3 July 2004
This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will address the importance of
age and gender to domestic culture in historical and contemporary communities.
The event aims to facilitate broad discussion across disciplines, bringing
together social, cultural and design historians, anthropologists and sociologists
from a range of national and international universities working on a variety
of domestic environments. The event seeks to encourage comparisons between
research approaches and also between the domestic cultures of different
periods and different social groups. The themes that will be addressed
include the experience of old age and the concept of home; the construction
and experience of childhood; the relationships between paid and unpaid
members of a household; age, gender and the representation of domestic
settings; and changing roles and authority within domestic environments
according to lifecycle and gender.
The programme, booking
forms and further information are available on the Bedford Centre website:
Please contact Beverley Duguid, email@example.com (tel: +44 (0)1784
414 098) for further details.
This event is organised
by the Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway and the
AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior.