2014 Christopher Gilbert Lecture

A quick reminder that the 2014 Christopher Gilbert Lecture:  ‘A Day at Home in Early Modern England’ will be given by Dr Catherine Richardson, and held at the Geffrye Museum, London, on Saturday 29 November 2014 at 2.30pm.

Catherine Richardson is Reader in Renaissance Studies at the University of Kent. She and Tara Hamling, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, have a book forthcoming with Yale University Press about how the ‘middling sort’ used domestic spaces and objects in early modern England.  They are developing new methods for the study of domestic material culture and examining how people experienced their living spaces and furnishings – from bed chambers and warming pans to apostle spoons and chamber pots.  Their research will be the subject of her lecture and their website can be viewed here: materialhistories.wordpress.com

The Christopher Gilbert lecture is open to all and will be relevant to those with an interest in interiors or buildings, and how they are studied.
Cost: £10 for members; £12 for non-members. Contact events.rfs@gmail.com or use the booking form here.

A full listing of previous years’ lectures can be seen here.