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The Georgian Home

Thu 30th Sep
The Georgian Home
The Georgian Home: Consumption, Comfort and Display
Online Talk

This online talk will explore the idealisation and realities of the home in the eighteenth century in Britain. Considering the different experiences of domestic life it will explore how ideals of comfort, cleanliness and prudence were put into practice by those designing and living in houses. Drawing on examples from across the country, we will compare and contrast the experiences and expectations of the Georgians at home.

Dr Freya Gowrley is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at the University of Derby. Her monograph, Domestic Space in Britain, c 1750-1840: Materiality, Sociability & Emotion is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic.

Dr Ruth Larsen is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Derby. She has published widely on the history of the country house, gender history and material culture studies.

This online talk will be run by the Arkwright Society on Zoom.
Cost: £5.50 (inc booking fee)
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Zoom opens: 6.45pm. Talk start time: 7pm

Zoom Details: We Got Tickets will send you a Zoom link to join the session prior to the event.

Tech Requirements: You will need a laptop/desktop/tablet computer with video and audio. You will also require a reliable internet connection. Please make sure your set-up satisfies the technical requirements before joining – refunds cannot be offered if you discover your device or broadband connection is not suitable for this event.

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