Age, 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: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/bedford-centre/agegendcult-2.html. Please contact Beverley Duguid, bedford.centre@rhul.ac.uk (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.