On-line Register of Scholars

Dr Patricia Allerston

Director of Studies, Department of History,
University of Edinburgh
Email: p.allerston@ed.ac.uk
Research interests: the second-hand trade of clothes and furnishings in Venice c.1500-1650. Publications include: ‘Clothing and early modern Venetian society’ in Continuity and Change 15 (2000); and ‘Wedding finery in sixteenth-century Venice’ in, (eds.) T. Dean and K. Lowe, Marriage in Italy 1300-1650 (1999).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘"Contrary to the truth and also to the semblance of reality"? Alternative readings of a Venetian mercantile family’s camera del parto, 1605’.

Marta Ajmar
Research Department,Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: m.ajmar@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: women, exemplarity and the domestic arts in Renaissance Italy. Publications include articles in the following: The Image of the Individual (1998), Material Memories (1999) and Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society (2000).
Curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Dr Anne Anderson
Senior Lecturer in the History of Fine and Decorative Arts, Southampton Institute
Email: Anne.Anderson@solent.ac.uk
Research interests: the aesthetic interior, china collecting and painting; home decorating books and contemporary criticism. Publications include The CUBE Teapot (1999).

Neil Armstrong
University of York
Email: nra102@york.ac.uk
Research interests: the social and cultural history of Britain between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘Christmas and the domestic interior in the nineteenth century’.

Dr Leora Auslander
Associate Professor of European Social History, Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago
Email: lausland@midway.uchicago.edu
Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European social history, particularly in France and Germany; gender history and theory; aesthetics and politics; everyday life; metropolitan and colonial nationalism; comparative history; Jewish history and material culture. Publications include: Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France (1996); and ‘The Gendering of Consumer Practices in Nineteenth-Century France’ in, (eds.) Victoria de Grazia and Ellen Furlough, Sex of Things: Essays on Gender and Consumption (1996). Two book-length works are in progress: Good Taste and the Modern Nation and The Everyday of Modern Citizenship: France and Germany 1900-1933.
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Compensating for lost homes: from "restitution" to "reparation", Paris 1944-1985’.

Professor Jeremy Aynsley
Director, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior and Head of the School of Humanities, Royal College of Art
Email: jeremy.aynsley@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: modernism and design; design and graphic representation; national identity in design. Publications include Internationalism and Nationalism in Design (1994); Graphic Design in Germany, 1890-1945 (2000); and A Century of Graphic Design (2001).
As Director of the Centre he will contribute to the Focused Study on ‘The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior, 1880-1930’.

Dr Lee Beard
Courtauld Institute of Art
Email: lee@leebeard.freeserve.co.uk
Research interests: art and design in twentieth-century Britain; currently researching for a publication on Modern Art and the Domestic Interior in Britain during the Early Twentieth Century.

Dr Margaret Beetham
Research Co-ordinator, English Department, Manchester Metropolitan University
Email: m.beetham@mmu.ac.uk
Research interests: Women's magazines, feminist critical theory, domesticity and the family in the Victorian period, and gender, sexuality and race in relation to imperialism and class in popular and canonical texts.
Took part in the February 2003 conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950'.

Charlotte Benton
Independent scholar
Email: c.a.benton@btopenworld.com
Research interests: French modernist interiors and furniture c.1910-1955

Professor Tim Benton
Professor of Art History, The Open University
Email: t.j.benton@oen.ac.uk
Research interests: these include Le Corbusier's work of the 1920s and 1930s and the history of modern architecture and design. Essays include 'Speaking without adjectives: architecture in the service of totalitarianism' and 'Rome re-finds its empire', in Art and Power, Council of Europe/ South Bank Centre exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (1995); and ‘Multiple Media and Multimedia: Some Possible Options for the History of Art and Design’, Journal of Design History, 9:3 (1996).
Presented a paper at the May 2002 Conference 'Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the present' on ‘A cold eye on the modern interior: representing the villa Savoye and the Maison la Roche on film’.
A Curator of the Art Deco exhibition at the V&A 2003. On the Management Committee of the Centre.

Dr Francesca Berry
Lecturer in Art History, Birmingham University
Email: f.berry@bham.ac.uk
Research interests: the artistic and visual culture of the domestic interior in nineteenth and early twentieth century France, with particular reference to the issues of sexual difference and subjectivity. Publications include: ‘Inside the psychologised interior’, review article, The Oxford Art Journal 2:25 (2002); and‘Working mothers: the representation of the domestic and professional labour in Edouard Vuillard’s interiors’ in Object 1 (1998).

Pippa Biltcliffe
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
Email: P.M.Bitcliffe@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: the cultural geography of collecting fine and decorative art in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, particularly that of the Rothschild family.

Dr Hugo Blake
Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Email: hugo.blake@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: late antique to post-medieval archaeology in the circum-Mediterranean world and late medieval and early modern material culture in England and the Low Countries. Recent research includes the introduction of Italian technology in north-west Europe and late medieval religion in England.
A member of the Getty research team preparing the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Professor Molly Bourne

Department of Fine Arts, University of Syracuse in Florence
Email: m.bourne@tiscalinet.it
Research interests: the Gonzaga domestic interior in Renaissance Mantua; especially taxonomy, the distribution and gendering of space, the association between decoration and identity, and the marketplace in Mantua.

Dr Ailsa Boyd
Centre for Whistler Studies, University of Glasgow
Email: ailsabw@talk21.com
Research interests: The representation of women in interiors in the art, literature and design of the late nineteenth-century; the interior designs and collections of James McNeill Whistler; theatricality and self-fashioning in Victorian literature; comparisons between nineteenth- and early twentieth-century private and philanthropic collectors.

Dr Michaela Brasel
Institut fur Kunstgeschichte
Email: braesel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Research interests: the Arts and Crafts movement, design and illumination. Wrote her PhD on English mural painting in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dr Roni Brown
The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Univerity College
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mail: rbrown@surrart.ac.uk
Research interests: design history, housing design, domestic space, home-making. Recent projects include: An examination of 'home-making' through a study of self-build projects in the UK. The study provides a contextual account of the process of designing and making a home giving due consideration to the political, economic
and social history of housing and studies of housing design. In particular it focuses on the self-builder as an amateur designer-maker-consumer of domestic space. Another project examines the Village Design Statements, and the localizing of planning policy in relation to housing design in the broader context of late 20th-century design issues including conservation, environmentalism and social inclusion.

Julius Bryant
Chief Curator, English Heritage
Email: julius.bryant@english-heritage.org.uk
Research interests: neo-classical sculpture in Britain. Currently preparing an exhibition for the Soane Museum in 2005 on the sculptor Thomas Banks (1735-1805), with particular reference to the place of ‘ideal’ sculpture in the domestic interior.
On the Management Committee of the Centre.

Dr Inga Bryden
School of Cultural Studies, University College, Winchester
Email:
inga.bryden@wlcac.ac.uk
Research interests: Nineteenth-century domestic space and the material culture of the home, with particular reference to India.

Dr Caroline Campbell
The National Gallery, London
Email: caroline.campbell@ng-london.org.uk
Research interests: Italian painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Currently working on the narrative content of cassoni and spalliere ensembles in the domestic interior, and the re-fabrication of these in the nineteenth-century.

Dr Gregory Castillo
University of Miami School of Architecture
Email: gcastillo@miami.edu
Research interests: Cold war-era architecture, urbanism and interior design; ‘Americanisation’ (and anti-Americanism) in post-war European architecture.
Publications include: ‘Stalinist modern: constructivism and the Soviet company town’ in, (eds.) J. Cracraft and D. Rowland, Architecture of Russian Identity, 1500 to the Present (2003); ‘Socialist realism and built nationalism in the cold war battle of the styles’, Centropa, 1.2 (May 2001); with S. Kostoff and R. Tobias, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (1995).
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘From the Marshall Plan to the "kitchen debate": domesticity as cold-war weapon’.

Dr Sandra Cavallo
Reader in Early Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London
E-mail: s.cavallo@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: the social and cultural history of early modern Europe, especially Italy; the history of the family and gender; charity, poor-relief and health-care; urban history. Currently organising the symposium Domestic and Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe and researching non-elite domestic interiors for the exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy 1400-1600' to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006. Acting Associate Director of the Centre.

Dr Sarah Cheang

Lecturer, University of Brighton
Email: scheang@onetel.net.uk
Research interests: the articulation of British femininity through the domestic ownership of Chinese material culture, c.1850-c.1950.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘Modern woman and Chinese drawing rooms: femininity, soul and Chinese things in early twentieth-century Britain’.

Dr Irene Cieraad
Delft University of Technology
Email: i.cieraad@chello.nl
Research interests: the domestic interior in relation to a wider cultural history, particularly gender, and technology and how it links the home to the spaces outside the domestic sphere. Publications include: (ed.) At Home: An Anthropology of Domestic Space (1999).
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘A nation under reconstruction never sleeps: the omnipresence of the convertible bed in post-war Dutch homes’.

Dr Alison Clarke
Professor in Design History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Email: alison.clarke@uni-ak.ac.at
Research interests: material culture and consumption, particularly commodity and design cultures. Publications include: ‘Coming of age in suburbia’ in (ed.) M. Gutman, Designing Modern Childhoods (forthcoming); ‘Maternity and materiality: becoming a mother in consumer society’ in, (eds.) L. Layne and J. Taylor, Consuming Motherhood (2004); ‘Taste wars and style dilemmas’ in (ed.) Coline Painter, Contemporary Art and the Home (2002); Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America (1999); and ‘The aesthetics of social aspiration’ in, (ed.) D. Miller, Home Possessions: Material Culture Behind Closed Doors (2001).
As a principal investigator of the Centre she will conduct the two-year Focused Study ‘Setting up Home - An Investigation into the Contemporary Construction of the Domestic’.

Dr Ruth Clayton
University of Strathclyde
Email: ruth@ruthey.net
Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history, material and visual culture; histories books, libraries and reading; William Ewart Gladstone.

Dr Elizabeth Cleland
Metrapolitan Museum of Art (until July 2004)
Email: elizabeth.cleland@metmuseum.org
Research interests: the design, production and display of fifteenth-century tapestries, and relationship between tapestry and Southern Netherlandish paintings. Her current research focuses on small-scale devotional and altar tapestries in domestic spaces.

Dr Helen Clifford
Independent Scholar
Email: h.clifford@dial.appleinter.net
Research interests: silver in the interior, all periods, particularly as depicted in paintings and engravings.

Dr Deborah Cohen
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brown University
Email: Deborah_A_Cohen@brown.edu
Research interests: currently working on a book called Household Gods: a History of the British and their Possessions, 1851-1945. She is also co-editing a book with Maura O'Connor on the practices of comparative and cross-national history, Comparison and History: Europe in Cross-National Perspective.
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Why did "The House" fail? Or: demand and supply before the modern home magazine, 1880s-1900s’.

Dr Nancy W. Collins
Department of History, University College London
Email: nancy.collins@ucl.ac.uk
Research interests: modern European history, particularly France in the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

Professor Beatriz Colomina
Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University
Email: colomina@Princeton.edu
Research interests: architectural history with a particular interest in the modern institutions of representation, printed media, photography, advertising, film and television. Her publications include: Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1993); (ed.) Sexuality and Space (1992); (ed.) Architectureproduction (1988). She is currently working on a book about the relationship between war and modern architecture.

Dr Anna Contadini
Senior Lecturer, in the Arts and Archaeology of Islam, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Email: ac24@soas.ac.uk
Research interests: the arts of the book (calligraphy, illumination, miniature painting and bookbinding) including the manuscripts of the Holy Qur’an; the arts of the Fatimids; the arts of Islamic Spain; the connections between Islamic and European (especially Italian) art of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Publications include (co-edited with C. Burnett) Islam and the Italian Renaissance (1999); and Fatimid Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum (1998).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘The acquisition and use of Islamic artefacts’. Also a member of the Getty team of scholars preparing the exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy 1400-1600' to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Professor Penelope Corfield
Professor of Eighteenth-Century History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Email: p.corfield@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: Early industrial Britain; British urban, social, intellectual and political history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Publications include: (ed.) Language, History and Class (1991); and (ed.) Industry and Urbanisation in Eighteenth Century England (1994).
On the Management Committee of the Centre.

David Crowley
Lecturer in the History of Design, Royal College of Art
Email: david.crowley@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: the history of Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Publications include: National Style and Nation-state. Design in Poland (1992); and, with Susan E. Reid, a number of books on the material culture of Eastern Europe including Style and Socialism. Modernity and Material Culture of Post-War Eastern Europe (2000) and Socialist Spaces (forthcoming).

Dr Caroline Dakers
Professor of Cultural History, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design
Email: c.dakers@csm.linst.ac.uk
Research interests: Nineteenth-century cultural history and interiors. Publications include: The Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society (1999); and Clouds, The Biography of a Country House (1993). Currently researching George Aitchison and his patrons for an exhibition and publication; and the millionare haberdasher James Morrison for a publication provisionally entitled Making Money in 19th Century Britain: The Morrisons of Fore Street (c.2005).

Dr Inge Maria Daniels
Research Fellow, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Email: inge.daniels@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: consumption practices in the home; the relationship between the souvenir and the gift; Japanese interiors; and the commodification of religious forms.

Professor Gillian Davies
Director, Decorative Arts Department, Savannah College of Art and Design
Email: gdavies@scad.edu
Research interests: gender, design and modernism c.1890-1940; women interior designers in the USA, UK and France.

Dr Flora Dennis
Research Fellow, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Email: flora.dennis@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: representations of the Italian Renaissance domestic interior and its material culture; the ‘consumption’ of music books; amateur, domestic music-making and the relationships between music, sound, noise and urban life, in both the early modern period and the beginning of the twentieth century.
Curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

David Dewing
Director, The Geffrye Museum of English Domestic Interiors
Email: ddewing@geffrye-museum.org.uk
Research interests: the homes and gardens of the urban middle classes, especially of London, from 1600 to the present day. Currently working on late seventeenth-century furniture (especially caned chairs) and interiors. Publications include: (ed./joint author) Home and Garden, Paintings and Drawings of English, Middle-Class, Urban Domestic Spaces 1675-1914, Geffrye Museum exhibition catalogue (2003); ‘English cane chairs, a meeting of Asian and European traditions’ in, (eds.) P. van Duin and H.Piena, The Meeting of East and West in the Furniture Trade (2002).
Took part in the December 2001 conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Professor Felix Driver
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
Email: f.driver@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests:
A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre.

Dr Rembrandt Duits
The Warburg Institute, London
Email: rduits@sas.ac.uk
Research interests: Renaissance material culture in Italy and Northern Europe; the manufacture and use of luxury textiles in the Renaissance; the depiction of luxury goods in Renaissance painting.

Dr Adrian Evans
University of the West of England
Email: adrianevans@lineone.net
Research interests: Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘From passive "buildings" to active "dwellings": domestic spaces in eighteenth-century Suffolk and Bristol’.

Dr Lucy Faire
Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
Email: LJF2@le.ac.uk
Research interests: working-class perceptions of home 1900-1955, including family relationships and the uses and significance of domestic space, time and material culture. Also currently researching domestic leisure (including TV and radio) and the material culture of weddings and setting-up home.

Dr Ian Fenlon
King’s College, Cambridge
Email: iaf100@cam.ac.uk
Research interests: musicology and cultural history generally, particularly the history of the book, and music and the Venetian house.

Emma Ferry
Email: ketjm@supanet.com
Research interests: researching for a PhD on Macmillan’s ‘Art at Home Series’, 1876-83, focusing particularly on the women who contributed volumes on the furnishing and interior decoration of the home. Publications include: ‘Decorators may be compared to doctors’, in the Journal of Design History, 1:1, 2003 (special issue on Domestic Design Advice); and an article on Lady Barker in the forthcoming Women and Built Space (2004).
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘"Information for the ignorant and aid for the advancing", publishing the "Art at Home" series 1876-1883’.

Dr Margot Finn
Department of History, University of Warwick
Email: m.c.finn@warwick.ac.uk
Research interests: intersections among social, cultural, legal and economic experience in modern Britain during the 'very long' nineteenth century. Current research examines the ways in which family life shaped Britain's colonial encounter with Indian peoples. Publications include: The Character of Credit: Personal Debt in English Culture, 1740-1914 (2003); 'Men's Things: Masculine Consumption in the Consumer Revolution', Social History, 25.2 (2000); and 'Women, Consumption and Coverture in England, c. 1760-1860', Historical Journal, 39.3 (1996).

Judith Flanders
Email: mail2@judithflanders.co.uk
Research interests: Domestic history and the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century consumerism. Publications include: The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed (2003).

Professor Patricia Fortini Brown
Chair, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Email: pbrown@Princeton.edu
Research interests: Renaissance Venice, and how works of art can materialize and encapsulate significant aspects of the culture in which they were produced. Publications include: Art and Life in Renaissance Venice (1997); and ‘Behind the walls: the material culture of Venetian elites’ in, (eds) J. Martin and D. Romano, Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilisation of an Italian City-Sate, 1297-1797 (2000). A forthcoming publication is entitled Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family (2004).
A member of the Getty research team preparing the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition on 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Hilary French
Deputy Head, Design Products Department, Royal College of Art
Email: hilary.french@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: the design of urban housing and the relationship between the inhabited spaces of the interior and urban formal typologies. Publications include: The Simple Life in Seven Thousand Words (catalogue for the RIBA exhibition ‘Coming Home’ 2002) and Living Together in Impossible Worlds: The Architecture of Perfection (2000).
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Making plans for the post-war English home’.

Dr David Gaimster
Cultural Property Unit, Government Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Email: david.gaimster@culture.gsi.gov.uk
Research interests: the archaeology of the domestic interior in the Hanseatic trading towns of Northern Europe, c.1200-1600, particularly the Baltic sea area and London and the south east of England. Special emphasis on fixtures such as secular wall-paintings and ceramic tile stoves, together with portable artefacts such as ceramics (stoneware) and other dining utensils. Publications include The Baltic Ceramic Market 1200-1600: Hanseatic Trade and Cultural Exchange (2004).
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Dr Gail Geiger
Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: glgeiger@facstaff.wisc.edu
Research interests: Italian Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art. Publications include: 'Filippino Lippi's Carafa Chapel: Renaissance Art in Renaissance Rome' in Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies 5 (1986); and with Thomas D. McGonigle, Art and Spirituality in Fifteenth-Century Florence: Fra Angelico and Dominican Reform at San Marco.
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘"Racial exoticism" in the decorative arts’.

Amanda Girling-Budd
Royal College of Art
Email: agbudd@blueyonder.co.uk
Research interests: currently researching for a doctoral thesis on the production and consumption of elite furniture and furnishings in nineteenth-century Britain, based on the Holland & Sons archive. She has contributed a chapter entitled ‘Furnishing and gentility: Gillows and their Lancashire clients’ to a forthcoming publication by Manchester University Press on identity and the domestic interior.

Dr Paul Glennie
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
E-mail: p.glennie@bristol.ac.uk
Research interests: historical geography, especially of late-medieval and early modern England; demography; consumption, urbanism and development of modern consumer societies; and geographies of times and timing. Currently researching historical geographies of clock times in England (with Prof. Nigel Thrift), and geographies of wages and work in early modern England. Publications include: with Prof. Thrift, ‘The Spaces of Clock Times’ in, (ed.) P. Joyce, History and the Social Sciences (2002); ‘Industrial Change 1500-1740 and the problem of proto-industrialisation’ in, (eds.) R. Butlin and R. Dodgson, An Historical Georgraphy of Europe (1998); and ‘Consumption, consumerism and urban form’ in Urban Studies 35 (1998).
Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Maria Goransdotter
Umea University
Email: maria.goransdotter@histstud.umu.se
Research interests: currently working on a PhD with the working title ‘A taste for modern life: interior decoration as a societal issue in Sweden, 1930-1955’, focussing particularly on the courses in ‘dwelling knowledge’ and interior decoration of the 1940s.
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Teaching taste: the modern Swedish home of the 1940s’.

Dr Charlotte Grant
Senior Research Fellow, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Email: charlotte.grant@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: literature and visual culture in eighteenth-century Britain; representations of the domestic interior in literature; material culture; empiricism, realism; and the novel. Publications include: (ed.) Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1680-1830 (2001); and (ed.) Flora, vol. 4 of Literature and Science 1660-1832 (2002).

Dr Anja Grebe
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Email: grebe@gmx.de
Research interests: Medieval and Renaissance furniture and interior design; book illumination. Publications include: ‘ainen kasten, auß rechter Khunst und Art’ in Neue Einblicke in ein Renaissance-Schreibkabinett mit Ruinenintarsien (2001).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Scrittoio and studiolo: on the early history of two types of furniture’.

Dr Hannah Greig
Research Fellow, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Email: hannah.greig@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: eighteenth-century concepts of fashion and beauty. Currently contributing to the Centre’s Focused Studies on ‘Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America in the Long Eighteenth-Century’ and ‘Gender and the Domestic Interior in England and Wales, 1660-1830’.

Dr Tag Gronberg
Head of School, Department of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College
Email: t.gronberg@bbk.ac.ukk
Research interests: modernity and visual culture in Vienna in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century; modernism and decoration, especially in France during the 1920s and 1930s; Art Deco. She has published extensively, including: ‘The Titanic: An Object Manufactured for Exhibition at the Bottom of the Sea’ in, (eds.) M. Kwint, C. Breward and J. Aynsley, Material Memories: Design and Evocation (1999); and 'The Inner Man: Interiors and Masculinity in early twentieth-century Vienna' in The Oxford Art Journal (2001). Forthcoming works are Vienna 1860-1938: Dream and Reality and "Josef Frank’s ‘Aralia’: From Houseplant to ‘Djungel’" in, (eds.) J. Helland and S. Alfoldy,Crafting Space: Architecture, Interiors and Decoration.
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Haptic homes: picturing the modern interior in turn-of-the century Vienna’.

Fiona Hackney
Goldsmith’s College, University of London
Email: fiona@hackney20.fsnet.co.uk
Research interests: gender, design, modernity, domesticity, consumption, print culture and photography in the 1920s and 1930s.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘"Show me her kitchen and I will tell you the manner of woman she is": representations and readings of domesticity in British mass market women’s magazines of the 1920s and 1930s’.

Jane Hamlett
History Department, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Email: j.hamlett@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: Domesticity in the nineteenth-century middle-class home, with particular emphasis on change in the lifecycle, and the display and use of household objects and the construction of social identities in the period. Currently researching for a PhD thesis on gender and the domestic interior, 1850-1910.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘What use is the photograph to the study of the domestic interior?’, and at the February 2004 Postgraduate Research Day 'Domestic Designs: 1400 to the Present' on ‘"As a token of remembrance": the domestic object as bequest, 1850-1910’.

Dr Karen Harvey
Lecturer in Cultural History, University of Sheffield
Email: k.harvey@sheffield.ac.uk
Research interests: culture and gender in the long eighteenth century; masculinity; and print culture (both visual and textual). Current research explores the nature of men's engagement with the home and household during the period c.1650-1850. Publications include: Bodies and Gender in Eighteenth-Century English Erotic Culture (2004); 'Spaces of Erotic Delight' in, (eds.) Miles Ogborn & Charles W.J. Withers, Georgian Geographies: Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century (2003).

Mimi Hellman
Five Colleges, Incorporated (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), USA
Email: hellman1@mail.attbi.com
Research interests: eighteenth-century European decorative art and interior design, especially French, and the historiography and theory of decoration. Current research projects include serialisation and repetition in the eighteenth-century interior, the representational function of over-door paintings and the completion of a book on the Hotel de Soubise.

Bernard Herman
Email: bherman@Udel.Edu
Research interests: seventeenth-century spatial imagination in British America; the architecture of the quilt. Publications include: Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City (forthcoming); The Stolen House (1992); with G. M. Lanier, Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic (1997); and Architecture and Rural Life in Central Delaware (1987).

Jack Hinton
Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Email: jackmhinton@hotmail.com
Research interests: French Renaissance furniture and interiors.

Pamela Hodgson
Kingston University
Email: pamelahodgson@yahoo.com
Research interests: shopping, particularly movements from personal service to impersonal on-line shopping and vice versa.

Dr Catherine Horwood
Hon. Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London
Email: c.horwood@tiscali.co.uk
Research interests: twentieth-century material culture, particularly dress. Currently working on the social history of plants and flowers in the home 1800-2000, in association with the Centre. Publications include: ‘Serving up style’, in BBC History (July 2001); and ‘Housewives’ choice – women as consumers between the wars’, in History Today (March 1997).
Presented a paper at the February 2004 Postgraduate Research Day 'Domestic Designs: 1400 to the Present' on ‘From Spry to Pryke: domestic flower arranging 1960-2003’.

Lesley Hoskins
Curator, Museum of Domestic Architecture (MoDA), University of Middlesex
Email: l.hoskins@mdx.ac.uk
Research interests: the interior decoration of modest houses in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She has published on the history of wallpaper and on home decoration generally. Her most recent publication, with Charlotte Gere, is The House Beautiful: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Interior (2000).
A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre. Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Professor Deborah Howard
St John’s College, Cambridge
Email: djh1000@cam.ac.uk
Research interests: architectural history, particularly exchanges of material culture between Venice and the Ottomans.

Professor Maurice Howard
Head of Department, History of Art, University of Sussex
Email: M.Howard@sussex.ac.uk
Research interests: the architectural history of Early Modern Europe, including painting and the applied arts. Currently working on aspects of transformation, originating in the examination of monasteries converted to other uses in the post-Reformation period. Publications include: with Michael Snodin, Ornament: A Social History since 1450 (1996); The Early Tudor Country House. Architecture and Politics 1490-1550 (1987); and guides to Laughton Place and The Vyne.

John Hubbard
University of Southampton
Email: johnb@tinyworld.co.uk
Research interests: Kingston Lacy, Dorset; Charles Barry and William Bankes, and the latter’s personal writing on architecture and art; interiors in the novel.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘Disclosing intimacy: approaching the reading of rooms as personal space’.

Dr Amin Jaffer
Research department, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: a.jaffer@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: Asia under European influence, particularly furniture and interiors

Professor Matthew Johnson
Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Durham
Email: M.H.Johnson@durham.ac.uk
Research interests: the archaeology of England and Europe 1200-1800AD, particularly architecture and landscapes, archaeological theory and interdisciplinary approaches. He has published widely, including English Houses 1300-1800 (2004); Behind the Castle Gate, from Mediaeval to Renaissance (2002); and Housing Culture: Traditional Architecture in an English Landscape (1993). He is currently researching English castles and their social context and making a critical reassessment of W.G. Hoskins and the ‘English landscape tradition’.
Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'. A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre.

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova
Professor of Visual Arts, School of World of Art Studies and Museology
E.mail: L.Jordanova@uea.ac.uk
Research interests: the visual culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; cultural history; portraiture; style; historiography; gender and kinship; and science and medicine as forms of culture. Her publications include: Defining Features: Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000 (2000); History in Practice (2000); and (co-ed.) The Enlightenment and its Shadows (1990).
Presented a paper at the May 2002 Conference 'Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present' on ‘Portraiture, identities, interiors’.

Professor Mart Kalm
Head of the Institute of Art History, Estonian Academy of Arts
Email: kalm@online.ee
Research interests: twentieth-century Estonian architecture and design. Publications include: Estonian 20th Century Architecture (2001); and Estonian Functionalism. A Guidebook (1998), partly reprinted in The Modern Movement in Architecture.
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Heimatkunst: Stalinist contraband. Estonian post-war houses’.

Trevor Keeble
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University
Email: trevor.keeble@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: currently researching for a PhD on 'The Commodification and Representation of the Late Victorian Domestic Interior' at the Royal College of Art.
Took part in the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950'.

Professor Sandra Kemp
Research Professor, Royal College of Art
Email: sandra.kemp@rca.ac.uk
Research interests:
On the Management Committee of the Centre.

Toby Kerridge
Interaction Design Research Studio, Royal College of Art
Email: tobie.kerridge@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: interactive design in the domestic sphere
Presented a paper at the February 2004 Postgraduate Research Day 'Domestic Designs: 1400 to the Present' on ‘Designed networked objects for the future home’.

Juliet Kinchin
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Reader, Department of History of Art, University of Glasgow
E-mail: J.Kinchin@arthist.arts.gla.ac.uk
Research interests: British and central European design and decorative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly furniture, interiors and international exhibitions. Her publications include: Glasgow’s Great Exhibitions (1988); Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1996); The Scottish Home (1996); E.W. Godwin Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer (1999); and Art Nouveau 1890-1914 (2000).
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘E.W. Godwin: the new designer and the new journalism’.

Dr Eloy Koldeweij

Netherlands Department for Conservation
Email: e.koldeweij@monumentenzorg.nl
Research interests: Dutch historic interiors and the decorative arts; gilt leather; candlesticks. Publications include: with A. Reinstra, P. van Cruyningen, W. van Leeuwen and K. Gaillard, Binnen bij boeren: wonen en werken in historische boerderijen (2003); with C.W. Fock, T. Eliëns and J. Pijzel, Het Nederlandse interieur in beeld (2001); with F. van Burkom, A.G. Schulte, J. Willink and K. Gaillard, Leven in toen: vier eeuwen Nederlands interieur in beeld (2001); The English Candlestick: 500 years in the English Base-Metal Candlestick 1425-1935 (2001); and 'Gilt Leather Hangings in Chinoiserie and Other Styles: an English Speciality', in Furniture History, 36 (2000).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Corami d’oro: did interiors glitter? Fashionable gilt leather hangings’.

Elizabeth Kramer
Manchester University
Email: elizabeth_a_kramer@hotmail.com
Research interests: Japanese and Anglo-Japanese textiles and design; nineteenth-century British art history; gender and national identity; Victorian domestic interiors and modernist criticisms of feminine taste in the latter
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘Passive objects or active agents? Japanese textiles and women in the Victorian home, 1870-1900’.

Dr Deborah Krohn
Associate Professor, Bard Graduate Center, New York
Email: krohn@bgc.bard.edu
Research interests: early modern culinary history. Published work includes: ‘Between Legend, History and Politics: the Santa Fina Chapel in San Gimignano’ in Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation in the Italian Renaissance City (2004); and ‘Taking Stock: Evaluation of Works of Art in Renaissance Italy’ in The Art Market in Italy (15th–17th Centuries) (2003).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Say it with eels: towards the material culture of food in early modern Italy’.

Marius Kwint
History of Art & Centre for Visual Studies, University of Oxford
Email: marius.kwint@hoa.ox.ac.uk
Research interests: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British material culture, particularly commemorative practice, objects and memory, souvenirs and museums. Publications include: (eds.) M. Kwint, C. Breward and J. Aynsley, Material Memories: Design and Evocation (1999).

Dr Ruth Larsen
History, in Arts Design and Technology, University of Derby
Email: R.Larson@derby.ac.uk
Research interests: elite women and their domestic experiences; gender and the country house, dynasty and aristocracy.
Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘The pleasure of the "homely ones": female experiences of domestic life in the eighteenth-century Yorkshire country house’.

Anne Laurence
Department of History, The Open University
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Email: E.A.Laurence@open.ac.uk
Research interests: women, patronage and building in seventeenth-century England

Professor Claire Lamont
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Newcastle
Email: Claire.Lamont@ncl.ac.uk
Research interests: the deployment of architectural space and the domestic interior in English literary fictions from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, particularly in Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Walter Scott.

Dr Ulrich Lehmann
Course Tutor, V&A/RCA Course in the History of Design, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: u.lehmann@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: the material history of modernity, from the French Revolution to the present day, including methodologies drawn from philosophy, modern history, sociology and psychology, as well as the histories of art and design. Recent publications include Tigersprung: Fashion in Modernity (2001). He is currently working on two books: Fashion Into Art (for 2004); and Revolution/Progress: Discontinuity and Materialism in Nineteenth-Century Europe (working title, for 2005).
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Illustrations of interiority: literary magazines and the depiction of domestic space in the second half of the nineteenth century’.

Reino Liefkes
Deputy Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: r.liefkes@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: Publications include: (contributor and ed.) Glass (1997) and the preparation of Anthony Ray's major catalogue Spanish Pottery (2000). A curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Grace Lees-Maffei
Senior Lecturer in the History & Theory of Design and the Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire
Email: g.lees-maffei@herts.ac.uk
Research interests: the teaching of domestic advice, including etiquette, home-making and home decoration, and changes in the personae and shape of the home in Britain from 1945-1970.

Dr Beverly Lemire
Professor of History, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Email: lemire@unb.ca
Research interests: British history 1660-1900, consumerism, East Indian imports and domestic uses, and representations of the household.

Dr Alison Light
Independent Scholar
E-mail: Alisonfreelance.aol.com
Research interests: modern English and American literature.
Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Dr Karen Lipsedge
University of Kingston
Email: k.lipsedge@kingston.ac.uk
Research interests: representations of the interior in eighteenth-century literature, particularly the novels of Richardson, Burney and Inchbald.

Rosamond Mack
Independent scholar
Email: themacks@erols.com
Research interests: the effect on Italian artistic taste and production of trade with the Islamic world. Publications include: Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600 (2002).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘The rising status of the oriental carpet: contributing factors’.

Dr Peter Mandler
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Email: pm297@cam.ac.uk
Research interests: currently the English national character and the political economy of art since 1800. Publications include: History and National Life (2002); and The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home (1999).
A respondent at the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'. A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre.

Brenda Martin
Kingston University
Email: b.martin@kingston.ac.uk
Research interests: interior and architectural design 1900-1950, in particular: gender and design; Art Deco interiors; modernism in Europe; the artist/decorator in Paris in the 1920s and 30s; the experience of the emigree and design in domestic homes; and women sculptors 1880-1990.

Miranda Mason
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Email: fin0mem@leeds.ac.uk
Research interests: The nineteenth-century sculpture studio. Currently undertaking a PhD on Sarah Bernhardt's sculpture practice. Issues cover the relationship of the domestic interior to the work space of the sculpture studio, the theatricality of space, labour, photography and sculpture. Other related interests are feminism adn queer studies. Previous work has focused on the studios of sculptors Emma Stebbins and Hamo Thornycroft.

Anne Massey
Bath Spa University College
Email: anne@wealleans.net
Research interests: design in the twentieth and twenty first century; currently focusing on the visual culture of glamour. Publications include: Interior Design of the Twentieth Century (2001).

Ann Matchette
Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum
Email: a.matchette@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: material culture in Italy. 1400-1600. Currently completing a PhD thesis on consumption and the trade in used domestic furnishings and clothing in Florence.

Harriet McKay
Curator, 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London
Email: Harriet.Mckay@nationaltrust.org.uk
Research interests: the relationship between art and the domestic interior in the twentieth century. Publications include: Home Front Furniture: British Utility Design (1991). Presented a paper at the February 2004 Postgraduate Research Day 'Domestic Designs: 1400 to the Present' on ‘Home or gallery? Setting up Kettle’s Yard in the 1960s'.

Kathy Mezei
Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Email: mezei@sfu.ca
Research interests: domestic space and literature, currently working on a project about the English domestic novel and interiors.

Professor Daniel Miller
Professor of Material Culture, Department of Anthropology, University College London
E-mail: d.miller@ucl.ac.uk
Research interests: material culture and objectification, mass consumption and shopping, value and political economy, and the use of the internet. Publications include: The Dialetics of Shopping (2001); (ed.) Consumption, Critical Concepts, vols 1-4 (2001); (ed.) Home Possessions (2001); Capitalism, an Ethnographic Approach (1997); and (ed.) Acknowledging Consumption (1995). His current research is a study of the concept of value.
Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Elizabeth Miller
Word and Image Department, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: l.miller@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: printmaking pre-1800. Currently researching prints in the Italian Renaissance domestic interior.
A member of the Getty research team preparing the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition on 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Faredah Moshed Al-Murahhem
School of Architecture, University of Brighton
Email: fa8@bton.ac.uk
Research interest: the ‘Roshan’ window in traditional Islamic houses.

Dr Tessa Murdoch
Deputy Keeper, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass,Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: t.murdoch@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: inventories and great English houses. Currently supervising the transcription of a group of eighteenth-century inventories for publication in 2004 as a tribute to John Cornforth.

Dr Stefan Muthesius
Honorary Professor, School of World of Art Studies and Museology
Email: s.muthesius@uea.ac.uk
Research interests: the history of architecture, urban design, applied arts and domestic design from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. He has published widely on Victorian architecture and modern public housing in Northern Europe, including: The English Terraced House (1982); with Miles Glendinning, Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (1994); and Art, Architecture and Design in Poland 1966-1990: An Introduction. Currently researching nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture in Norwich for a publication. Also working on a book about the 'romanticised home' and definitions of domestic interior design in the later nineteenth century.
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘The growth of German language serial publications on domestic interior decoration and interior design in the later nineteenth century’.

Dr Viviana Narotzky
Senior Research Fellow, AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Email: viviana.narotsky@rca.ac.uk
Research interests: twentieth-century product and furniture design; modernism and modernity, particularly non-hegemonic experiences of modernity; production, consumption and retail; the city, urban identity and the construction of place; and national and local identities and the role of cultural politics in design and material culture. Currently overseeing the development of the Centre’s Core Project Database of textual and visual representations of the domestic interior in the west, 1400 to the present.

Martin Neilan

Independent Scholar
Email: martinneilan@t5.co.uk
Research interests: Presented a paper at the February 2004 Postgraduate Research Day 'Domestic Designs' on ‘Transparent modern domestic’.

Anna Novakov
Chair, Department of Art and Art History, St Mary's College, California
Email: anovakov@stmarys-ca.edu
Research interests: women architects, designers and artists of the 1920s and 1930s, and contemporary public art. Publications include: Hidden Heroines: Women Architects of the 1920s Reconsider the Modern Home (forthcoming) and Urban Perspectives (2001).

Paula Nuttall
Independent scholar
Email: Paula.Nuttall@aol.com
Research interests: the relationships between Netherlandish painting and Italy. Publications include: From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting (2004).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Netherlandish painted cloths in Italy: fashion, form and function’.

Dr Clare I. R. O’Mahony
Director of Programmes for History of Art Continuing Education, University of Bristol
Email: Claire.Omahony@bristol.ac.uk
Research interests: mural and monumental decoration (especially the French Third Republic), the art nouveau interior as Gesamtkunstwerk, and the arts and crafts movement in the west country. Launching an MA in Decoration and Modernity at Bristol in 2005/2006.

Dr Bill Osgerby
Department of Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University
Email: w.osgerby@londonmet.ac.uk
Research interests: the cultural history of Britain and the United States in the twentieth century, especially consumption and style with particular reference to issues of gender and youth.
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Fashioning the "Bachelor Pad": masculinity and the design for living in American men’s magazines 1930-65’.

Isabella Palumbo Fossati
University of Picardie
Email: ipalumbo@club-internet.fr
Research interests: the Venetian home from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Publications include: La Casa Veneziana (2004); ‘Gli inerni della casa Veneziana del Settecento, continuita e trasformazioni’ in L’uso dello spazio privato nel Settecento, continuita e trasformazioni’ (1995); and‘La casa dell artigiano e dell’artista nella Venezia del Cinquecento’ in Studi Veneziani (1984).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Opulence and cosmopolitanism: the Venetian commoner’s domestic interior 1550-1600’.

Dr Steven Parissien
Professor of Architectural History and Dean of Arts,University of Plymouth
Email: steven.parissien@plymouth.ac.uk
Research interests: Georgian interiors

Dr Sara Pennell
Lecturer in Early Modern British History, Roehampton University
Email: s.pennell @roehampton.ac.uk
Research interests: Completing a book on the uses of food in early modern England, and research into sales of second-hand domestic goods in the same era. Publications include: with N. Glaisyer and E. Foster Didactic Literature in England 1500-1800: Expertise Constructed (2003); contributor to Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern England (2000).
Presented a paper at the May 2002 Conference 'Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present' on ‘Reading rooms in early modern England’.

Dr Natasja Peeters
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Email: natasja.peeters@kmska.be
Research interests: the social aspects of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century art; decoration in the southern Netherlands; and the consumption of paintings as luxury goods. Publications include: ‘Venturing into the Interior. Revisiting the so-called "Cabinet of Jan Snellinck" by Hieronymus Francken II (1621)’ in, (eds.) H.T. van Veen et al, Polyptiek. Een veelluik van Groninger bijdragen aan de kunstgeschiedenis (2002).

Scott W. Perkins
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
PhD Candidate, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, USA
Email: sperkins@pricetower.org or scottwperkins@gmail.com
Research Interests: Architecture, interiors and designed objects of the nineteenth and twentieth century, especially Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School comtemporaries; gender studies; domesticity; education and training of designers.


Dr Margaret Ponsonby
University of Wolverhampton
Email: M.Ponsonby@wlv.ac.uk
Research interests: the relationship between consumption patterns, cultural identity and design in the home during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Currently examining changing priorities in homemaking practice through the acquisition and use of furniture and furnishings.

Julia Poole
Department of Applied Art, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Email: jep1000@cam.ac.uk
Research interests: post-medeval European ceramics and glass, particularly Italian maiolica, Limoges Renaissance enamels, and the use and expenditure on ceramics in the eighteenth-century noble household.

Dr Brenda Preyer
Professor Emeritus, Italian Renaissance Art, University of Austin, Texas
Email: b.preyer@ats.it
Research interests: the domestic interior in Tuscany and palace architecture.
A member of the Getty research team preparing the Victoria & Albert Museum's major exhibition on 'The Domestic Interior in Italy, c.1400-1600' which will open in 2006.

Dr Susan Reid
School of Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Sheffield
E-mail: s.e.reid@sheffield.ac.uk
Research interests: Russian and Soviet art, visual and material culture. Ongoing research interests include the relation between Socialist Realism and modernism; regimes of taste and consumption in regard to dress, home decorating and other aspects of everyday culture; issues of gender and representation. Publications include 'All Stalin's Women: Gender and Power in Soviet Art of the 1930s' in Slavic Review 57.1; (ed.) ‘Design, Stalinism and the Thaw’ (a special issue of Journal of Design History 10.2); and (ed.) Style and Socialism: Modernity and Material Culture in Post-War Eastern Europe (2000).
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Rockets for housewives: domesticating the scientific technological revolution’.

Dr Kate Retford
Birkbeck College, London
Email: K.Retford@bbk.ac.uk
Research interests: eighteenth-century family portraiture in England, including its organisation and display within the country house interior.

Duncan Robinson
Director, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Email: Ian22@cam.ac.uk
Research interests: the Arts and Crafts movement and the domestic interior. Publications include: with Stephen Wildman, Morris and Company in Cambridge (1980).
A member of the Management Committee for the Centre.

Dr Victoria Rosner
Department of English, Texas A&M University
Email: vpr@tamu.edu

Research interests: 20th century British literature, Victorian and modern domestic culture, colonial and post-colonial domesticity, gender studies. Publications include: Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life (2004) and Design and, co-editor, Feminism: Revisioning Spaces, Places and Everyday Things (1999).

Dr Maria Ruvoldt
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York
Email: mcr9@nyc.rr.com
Research interests: the studiolo; precious gems; the material culture of sleep and dreams. Publications include: The Italian Renaissance Imagery of Inspiration: Metaphors of Sex, Sleep, and Dream (2004).
Presented a paper at the June 2003 Symposium 'Novelty, Trade and Exchange in the Renaissance Interior' on ‘Sacred to secular: East to West: the Renaissance study and strategies of display’.

Kirsi Saarikangas
University of Helsinki
Email: kirsi.saarikangas@helsinki.fi
Research interests: domestic space and gender and the everyday environment and gender; suburban space; representations of the modern home; sexuality and space.
Presented a paper at the May 2003 Symposium 'The Post-War European Home' on ‘Modernity for the masses. The display of the everyday in the post-war Finnish home’.

Dr Carolyn Sargentson
Head of Research, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: c.sargentson@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: the culture of eighteenth-century France. Currently completing a two-volume catalogue of French furniture 1640-1800, supported by the Getty Grant Program. Publications include: with Charlotte Gere, The Making of the South Kensington Museum: Curators, Dealers and Collectors at Home and Abroad (2002); and Merchants and Luxury Markets: The Marchands Merciers of Eighteenth-Century Paris (1996).
A respondent at the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'. A member of the Management Committee of the Centre.

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith
Director, National Gallery, London
Email: director@ng-london.org.uk
Research interests: museum architecture; portraiture. Publications include The Rise of Design: Design and the Domestic Interior in Eighteenth-Century England (2000); and The Building of Castle Howard (1990).
Chair of the Management Committee for the Centre.

Dr Jennifer Scanlon
Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, Bowdoin College
E-Mail: jscanlon@bowdoin.edu
Research interests: women’s studies, gender and consumer culture. Publications include: The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader (2000); and Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies’ Home Journal, Gender and the Promises of Consumer Culture (1995).
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Old housekeeping, new housekeeping or no housekeeping? The kitchenless home movement and the women’s service magazine’.

Dr Julie Schlarman
University of Essex
Email: jschlar@essex.com
Research interests: the social and political dynamics of eighteenth-century architectural tomes such as Vitruvius Britannicus and Britannia Illustrata. Currently working on an AHRB fellowship on the concepts of selfhood and post-World War II architecture. Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘Spaces of power: the functioning of interior space as political performance in the early eighteenth-century London townhouse – Grosvenor Square 1720-1760’.

Dr Katie Scott
Reader in the History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art
Email: katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk
Research interests: seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French art and architecture with special reference to decoration. Teaches a course on the MA programme at the Courtauld in collaboration with the Wallace Collection. Publications include: (co-ed.) Manifestations of Venus (2001); and The Rococco Interior (1995)
Took part in the December 2001 Conference 'Approaching the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present'.

Professor Morag Schiach
Head of School of English and Drama, Queen Mary College, University of London
Research interests: the cultural history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Publications include: Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930 (2004).
A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre.

Akiko Shimbo
History Department, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Email: a.shimbo@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: the production, distribution and consumption of domestic furniture, 1830-1860. Currently researching for a doctoral thesis on Victorian furniture.

Professor Penny Sparke
Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Music, Kingston University
Email: p.sparke@kingston.ac.uk
Research interests: the modern interior with special reference to design, taste and construction of identity. Publications include: A Century of Car Design (2002); contributor to Aluminium by Design (2000); A Century of Design: Design Pioneers of the 20th Century (1998); As Long as It’s Pink (1996); Plastic Age: Modernity to Postmodernity (1996); Italian Design: 1870 to the Present (1988); Design in Context (1988); Modern Japanese Design (1987); Electrical Appliances: Twentieth-Century Design (1987); and Furniture: 20th Century Design (1986).
Took part in the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950'. A member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Centre.

Susan Stabile

Texas A and M University
Email: stabile@tamu.edu
Research interests: eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century American architecture, material culture and women’s literature. Publications include: Memory’s daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America (2004)

Professor Philip Steadman
Professor of Urban and Built Form Studies, Bartlett School, University College London
Email: j.p.steadman@ucl.ac.uk
Research interests: Publications include: Vermeer's Camera (2001).
Presented a paper at the May 2002 Conference, Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the present, on ‘The photographic realism of Vermeer’s domestic interiors’.

Dr Christine Stevenson
Courtauld Institute of Art
Email: christine.stevenson@courtauld.ac.uk
Research interests: the ways in which the City of London and the royal court used architecture, and its associated rituals of welcome and gift-giving, to renegotiate the political, financial, and symbolic relationships between them after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660; early eighteenth-century English architecture and popular Newtonianism; the historical relationships between medical practice and the visual and performing arts, and between buildings and bodies. Publications include: Medicine and Magnificence: British Hospital and Asylum Architecture, 1660-1815 (2001).

John Styles
University of Hertfordshire
Email: j.a.styles@herts.ac.uk
Research intersts: the histories of production, consumption and design in Britain from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. Publications include: with Michael Snodin, Design and the Decorative Arts: Britain 1500-1900 (2001). Currently completing a book on clothes, fashion and the plebeian consumer in England between 1660 and 1830. Also leading a Focused Study at the Centre on ‘Gender and the Plebian Domestic Interior in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830’.

Yasuko Suga-Ida
Tsuda College
Email: chaconne@zb.cyberhome.ne.jp
Research interests: modern design history, mainly British and Japanese, particularly the commodification of Japan in the design of domestic objects and goods for export.

Dr Deborah Sugg Ryan
Research Fellow in History, University of Ulster
Email: d.ryan@ulster.ac.uk
Research interests: Presented a paper at the May 2002 Conference 'Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the Present' on ‘"The house that women want": The labour-saving interior and the Daily Mail Ideal Home exhibition 1908-51’.

Luke Syson
Curator of Italian Painting, The National Gallery, London
Email: luke.syson@ng-london.org.uk
Research interests: Publications include: with Dora Thornton, Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy (2001); and Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court (2001).
A member of the Getty team of scholars preparing the exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy 1400-1600' to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Sarah Teasley
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
E-mail: steasley@umassd.edu
Research interests: (for a PhD) the public discourse that surrounded architecture and interior design in inter-war Japan, in particular the tension between ideal and actual spaces.
Presented a paper at the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950' on ‘Presence projected: bodies in 1920s Japanese magazine discourse on domestic interiors’.

Sara Thornton
Independent Scholar
Email: thornton31@lycos.co.uk
Research interests: Presented a paper at the November 2002 Postgraduate Research Day 'The Domestic Interior: 1600 to 1940' on ‘The topography of childhood: epistemological structures in Henry James’s What Maisie Knew’.

Dr Eleanor Tollfree
Curator of Furniture, The Wallace Collection
Email: eleanor.tollfree@wallacecollection.org
Research interests: British and French interiors and French furniture of the seventeenth to nineteenth century; Napoleonic art and architecture.

Professor Jindrich Toman
Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Michigan
Email: ptydepe@umich.edu
Research interests: Slavic and German linguistics and the history of linguistics; Czech literature and the East European avant-garde; the avant-garde and issues in design. Publications include: ‘NesmírneÆ zajímavá motanice: Ladislav Sutnar a jeho Amerika’ in (ed.) Janáková Ladislav Sutnar: Praha, New York, Design in Action (2003).
Took part in the February 2003 Conference 'The Modern Magazine and the Design of the Domestic Interior 1880-1950'.

Dr Amanda Vickery
Associate Director of the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior and Co-Director of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London. Currently on leave.
Email: a.vickery@rhul.ac.uk
Research interests: currently working on gender, space and interior design in the long eighteenth century and on emotion in the 1950s. Publications include: The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (1998); 'Women and the World of Goods: A Lancashire Consumer and her Possessions, 1751-1781' in, (ed.) John Brewer and Roy Porter, Consumption and Society in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1993); and 'Golden Age to Separate Spheres? A Review of the Categories and Chronology of English Women's History', The Historical Journal, 36.2 (1993).

Moira Vincentelli
School of Art, University of Wales
Email: mov@aber.ac.uk
Research interests: domestic display, particularly ceramics and the Welsh dresser

Els De Vos
Department of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Catholic University of Leuven
Email: els.devos@asro.kuleuven.ac.be
Research interests: The social translation of architectural ideas about living in Flanders (Belgium) in the late post-war period. By means of discourse analysis of written material complemented with empirical fieldwork, I aim to contribute to the genealogy of the living environment and living practices in Flanders. Specific interest centres on the role of socio-cultural intermediary organizations, like the farmers' organizations and the socialist women organizations.

Shirley Teresa Wajda
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Email: swajda@kent.edu
Research interests: domestic material culture, history of photography, American studies theory and method.
Current research project: Completing a book on the creation and social and cultural significance of commercial portrait photography in the nineteenth-century United States, emphasizing the creation of photography parlours and the use of photos in domestic interiors; researching, via a newlywed couple's housebuilding and house decorating efforts cohronicled in a scrapbook dated 1937-38, the national debates about 'proper' housing and the meaning of domesticity in the Great Depression.

Dr Claire Walsh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Warwick
Email: walshclaire@btopenworld.com
Research interests: seventeenth- and eighteenth-century commerce and consumption, particularly shops and shopping in Europe and the USA. Forthcoming publication: Shops and Shopping in Early Modern London, c.1660-1800.

Rowan Watson

Head of Collection Development, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: r.watson@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: Publications include: Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers (2003); Vandals and Enthusiasts: Views of Illumination in the Nineteenth Century (1995), the catalogue of the exhibition held at the V&A.
A member of the Getty team of scholars preparing the exhibition 'The Domestic Interior in Italy c.1400-1600' to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Dr Jane Whittle
History Department, University of Exeter
Email: J.C.Whittle@ex.ac.uk
Research interests: the study of material culture, consumption patterns and housework from probate documents and household accounts for England 1450-1700. Currently researching production and consumption in English households, 1600-1750, for publication.

Christopher Wilk
Keeper, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion, Victoria & Albert Museum
Email: c.wilk@vam.ac.uk
Research interests: curating the V&A exhibition on for 2006, looking in particular at the influence of healty body culture on modernist design and art, and on the special status of the architect-designed chair during the 1920s. Publications include: (ed.) Western Furniture 1350 to the Present Day in the Victoria & Albert Museum (1996); Frank Lloyd Wright : the Kaufmann office (1993); Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors (1981).
Gave a paper at the May 2002 Conference 'Representing the Domestic Interior: 1400 to the present' on 'Period Rooms'.

Timothy Wilson
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Email: timothy.wilson@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Research interests: Renaissance decorative arts, especially ceramics, and the history of collecting.

Karen Zukowski
Independent scholar
Email: karenzuk@aol.com
Research interests: the domestic environment in late nineteenth-century America; the idea of 'home'; nostalgia and sentimentality; collecting; artists' studios; the development of historic houses. Currently writing a book on the Aesthetic Movement and its influence on American homes.