6th Annual Conference in collaboration with University of Nottingham’s Sensory Studies Network ‘Home Atmospheres: Sensing & Feeling at Home’

This looks like it might be an interesting conference. There’s a variety of perspectives amongst the speakers. Plus, its a chance to visit the Geffrye Museum.

HISTORIES OF HOME SSN

The Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network (SSN) in collaboration with the University of Nottingham is hosting its sixth annual conference Home Atmospheres: Sensing & Feeling at Home, to be held at the Geffrye Museum in London on Friday 28 March 2014.

This conference seeks to examine the sensory atmospheres of home, both past and present, and their evocation in museums, galleries and historic houses. From the smell of familiar cooking to the warm glow of an electric light, sensory atmospheres contribute to a feeling of being at home. In contrast, unwelcome intrusions on the senses, such as an unexpected noise, or a neighbour’s unwanted gaze can disrupt domestic equilibrium transforming feelings of comfort and safety into their opposites. The senses are central to the lived experience of home, though can be challenging to evoke in the museum or historic house environment.

Cost: £25 (£15 concessions)

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About Bruce Davenport

Museum educator and researcher.
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