This interdisciplinary symposium will be held at Royal Holloway College, University of London on 3 July 2004. It will address the importance of age and gender to domestic culture, aiming to encourage discussion across disciplines and from both historical and contemporary perspectives. All proposals for papers dealing with this broad theme are invited but speakers might also like to consider one or more of the following issues:
Age, gender and the definition of house, home and domestic space.
Intergenerational conflict and co-operation in the home.
Lifecycle and changing roles, relationships and authority in the home.
The division of domestic space and duties according to age and gender.
Family rituals and celebration and their impact on gendered and/or age-related responsibilities, relationships and behaviour.
Textual and visual representations of age and gender and domestic life.
Domestic goods, their use and meaning according to age and gender.
Dr Nicola Pullin
Age, Gender and Domestic Culture Conference
Bedford Centre for the History of Women
University of London
Egham, TW20 0EX
United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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