Ways of Seeing the English Domestic Interior, 1500-1700
The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 12th September 2013
FREE Conference Registration now open. Please note: there are a limited number of places which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve a place at this conference please email Claire Taylor: C.L.Taylor@kent.ac.uk
This conference explores how people engaged with decorated domestic interiors in early modern England, and considers how we might use this information to enhance our experience of visiting historic properties in the twenty-first century.
The event will promote and facilitate active dialogue across two complementary strands; firstly the conference represents the culmination of an AHRC-funded research network, focused specifically on the experience of decorative textiles from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Papers will present new information about a range of textile objects, exploring the activities and findings of this project with a focus on the collaborative research methods that could be applied to a broader range of pre-modern objects and spaces.
The second strand will explore potential directions for interdisciplinary and cross-sector research for the study and presentation of domestic interiors. We will hear about various projects utilising recent developments in visualisation technologies and digital humanities to facilitate engagement with virtual or augmented spaces and objects.
Speakers will include experts on early modern textiles and domestic interiors as well as leading computer and cognitive scientists working on visualisation and vision.
Please let Claire know about any dietary or special requirements when requesting a place.