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Seminar Series 2010-2011

THE BODY IN BED

Convenors: Sandra Cavallo, Jane Hamlett, Anna Whitelock.

Autumn Term

Wedn. 20 October, Board Room 5.00pm

SEMINAR LAUNCH AND RECEPTION, Key Note speaker: Angela McShane (V&A Research Department), 'Beds and the making of the Domestic Landscape’

Wedn. 17 November, Dining Room 4.00pm

Joint Session: Victorian Marriage in Bed

Jane Hamlett (RHUL), ‘The Bedroom with Dressing Room Attached: Space and Middle-Class Marital Relations in England, 1850-1910.’

Vicky Holmes (Essex), ‘My Side of the Bed’: Victorian Marriage in the Working-Class Bed’

Wedn. 8 December, Dining Room 4.00pm

Hilary Hinds (Lancaster), ‘Twin Beds and the Politics of Co-Sleeping in Britain, 1870-1945’.

Spring Term

Wedn.12 Jan. F3 4.00pm

Olivia Fryman (Kingston), ‘The bed's two bodies: public and private life in the royal bedchamber 1688-1714’.

Wedn. 2 February. F3 4.00pm

Bill MacLehose (UCL), 'Insomnia and mental weakness in medieval medicine' 

Wedn. 23 February, F1 4.00pm

Marta Ajmar-Wollheim (V&A Research Department), 'From scented sheets to canopy beds: the material culture of healthy sleep in the early modern Italian interior'

Wedn. 16 March.  F3 4.00pm

Sasha Handley (Northumbria) – Sleep Routines and Sociability in the Early Eighteenth Century (full title TBC)

Wedn. 23 March. F3 4.00pm

Laura Gowing (KCL), ‘Beds and bedfellows in early modern London’

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