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project team presentation at ihr

The Project Team will be presenting their early findings at the Institue of Historical Research on February 8th

Please join us in the Torrington Room (Room 104, First Floor South Block) at the Institute of Historical Research in London on February 8th. The seminar will begin at 5.30pm and all are welcome (membership of the Institute of Historical Research or any University not necessary).

The nearest tube station is Russell Square.

For more information see

If you have any other queries about the seminar please contact Kate Smith (

New Exhibition at Asia House

'The Flamboyant Mr Chinnery: An English Artist in India and China'

This exhibition will run at Asia House (63 Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP) from 4 November, 2011 to 21 January, 2012.

Asia House is open from 10.00-18.00 between Monday and Saturday.

Admission is free.

Conference to be held at the Ashmoelan Museum, Oxford

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2012 the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be holding a conference titled 'Early Modern Merchants as Collectors'.

To learn more about the conference visit

New Exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA

'Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the British in India, 1770-1830'

This exhibition opens on 11 October 2011 and will run until 31 December 2011 at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA. The exhibition explores the complex and multifaceted networks of British and Indian professional and amateur artists, patrons, and scholars in British India in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and their drive to create and organize knowledge for both aesthetic and political purposes.

Centre for Studies of Home - New Institute of Historical Research Seminar Series

Venue: Senate House, South Block (see venue for each seminar below)

Time: Wednesdays 5.30 pm (nb seminar on Tuesday 6 December)


Autumn term 2011 - Home-making and domestic practice

Wednesday 12 October [Athlone, 102] Practices of inhabitance in large houses: Comfort, privacy and status in Sydney, Australia - Robyn Dowling (Macquarie University)

Wednesday 9 November [Senate Room] Living in the past: Acquisition and display in late nineteenth century homemaking - Trevor Keeble (Kingston University)

Tuesday 6 December [Court Room] Domestic responsibilities: the discipline of home economics in twentieth-century China - Helen Schneider (University of Oxford)

Convenors: Alison Blunt (Queen Mary, University of London) and Eleanor John (The Geffrye – Museum of the Home)

Co-convenors: Victor Buchli (UCL), Ayona Datta (LSE), Jane Hamlett (RHUL), Sara Pennell (Roehampton) and Paru Raman (SOAS)

Funding: We are grateful to The Geffrye – Museum of the Home, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, UCL and the IHR for supporting this series.

For more information, please email or visit


Heritage Open Days

8-11 September, 2011

Heritage Open Days offer free access to properties across England that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

To learn more about Heritage Open Days click here.


Made for Trade Exhibition

18 July 2011 - 27 January 2012

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Featuring a brick made of tea, Indian silk textiles and parrot feather ornaments, this exhibition offers insights into the world of trade through the Museum's collection.