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Dr Kate Smith

Kate Smith   

Research Fellow for the project "The East India Company at Home, c.1757-1857"

 
Room:
H019
Phone:
+44 (0)24 76522542
Email:
 Kate.Smith@warwick.ac.uk

 

Education

  • 2010 PhD History, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2006 MA (by Research) History, Universityof Warwick, UK
  • 2003 BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Employment

  • 2011-14 Research Fellow for the project "The East India Company at Home, c.1757-1857, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2010-11 Charles Hummel Fellow, The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, USA
  • 2008-09 Research Assistant, Department of History, University of Warwick, UK

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2006-10 PhD Studentship, University of Warwick, UK
  • 2010 Research Fellowship, Winterthur Country Estate and Museum, Delaware, USA
  • 2008-09 Research Scholar, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

 

Publications

  • Article: 'Sensing Design and Workmanship: The Haptic Skills of Shoppers in Eighteenth-Century London', forthcoming in The Journal of Design History.
  • Exhibition Review: 'The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft', forthcoming in The Journal of Modern Craft.
  • Book Review: 'The Alderley Sandhills Project: An Archaeology of Community Life in (Post)-Industrial England', Journal of Design History, 24 (2011), pp.91-92.

 

Exhibitions

  • Co-Curator: 'Way of the Dragon, The Chinoiserie Style, 1710-1830', Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA 30 June to 16 October 2011. Produced in collaboration with Professor David Porter, this exhibition explores what Chinese-style objects manufactured in Britain between 1710 and 1830 meant to those who purchased and housed them.

 

Teaching

  • Spring 2011 - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course, 'The Idea of Design in Britain's Long Eigheenth Century'

Art History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • 2009-10 - Undergraduate Core Course, 'The Making of the Modern World'

History Department, University of Warwick, UK

  • 2007-08 - Undergraduate Core Course, 'The Making of the Modern World'

History Department, University of Warwick, UK

 

Selected Conference and Seminar Papers

 

Forthcoming: ‘Touchy Subjects: Female Hands and the Work of Shopping’, Spaces of Work, 1770-1830 Conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (April 2012).

Forthcoming: ‘Skilful Imaginings: Perceiving Production in Britain, 1700-1830’, Social History Society Conference, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK (April, 2012).

Forthcoming: ‘Domestic Subjects: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857’, Histories of Home Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK (Feb 2012).

‘Discussing Craft: Perceptions of Workmanship in Eighteenth-Century England’, Material Culture, Craft and Community Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (May, 2011)

‘In Her Hands: Understandings of Female Work in the Long Eighteenth Century’, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (January, 2011)

'Jutting Teeth and Gaping Mouths: Representations of Nature, 1760-1800', Anglo-American Conference 2010: Environments, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK (July, 2010)

'Consuming Production: Representations of Ceramic Manufacturing in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain', Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Durham, Durham, UK (March, 2010)

'A Distant Land: Representations of Production by London Retailers, 1760-1800', British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (January, 2010)

'The Haptic Skills of Shoppers in Late Eighteenth-Century London', The Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK (September, 2009)

'Sensory Texts: Reading Objects in Eighteenth-Century Britain', Thinking About 'Things' Conference, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (May, 2009)

'The Nature of Objects: Cultural Complexity in Eighteenth-Century Britain', Eighteenth Annual Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, USA (April, 2009)

‘The Production of Politeness’, Eighteenth-Century Centre Seminar Series, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (May, 2008)

‘Shaping and Shaped: The Boundaries of Work in the Eighteenth-Century Pottery Industry’, Rethinking Labour: Labour, Affect and Material Culture, University College Dublin, Ireland (April, 2008)

‘The Potter’s Skill: The Perception and Construction of Workmanship in Eighteenth-Century British Culture’, Global History and Culture Centre Ceramics Day, Waddesdon Manor, Oxfordshire, UK (June, 2007)