October 21, 2019, by Richard Bates
New workshop – ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’ – 27 Jan 2020
The project team is pleased to be able to confirm the date of Monday 27 January 2020 for our second academic workshop, to be held at the University of Nottingham, Council Room, Trent Building.
This workshop, the second in our series of three, explores the theme of Home and its applicability as a prism through which to understand historical and cultural change. It is a theme that is full of rich potential for analysing Florence Nightingale herself – ‘home’ for Nightingale meant variously a childhood sanctuary, a prison, a site for sanitary reform, a communal place for nurses to live and study, a spiritual refuge, even death – but for the workshop, we are seeking contributions from a range of periods and locations in order to help develop our own understanding of the concept. We are hoping for contributions from a mixture of specialists in history, literature, geography, architecture, material culture, or other scholars with new/distinctive perspectives on the history and culture of the home.
The Call for Papers is now live with the deadline for submissions of Friday 22 November 2019.
Please do share this event with anyone that you feel may be interested!