Month: August 2014

Conference | Travel and the Country House

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Travel and the Country House: Places, Cultures, and Practices
University of Northampton, 15–16 September 2014

Registration due by 31 August 2014

Keynote speakers: Roey Sweet (University of Leicester) and Margot Finn (University College London)

Travel has long played a vital role in shaping the country house, opening up horizons and exposing both house and owner to a variety of external influences. Travel impacted upon values, tastes, material culture and money, and helped to articulate the flow of ideas, information, goods and capital. The importance of the Grand Tour and Empire to the country house has long been recognised, but domestic tourism and travel for more mundane purposes—to visit family or friends, engage in political life or go to town—were also significant. In this conference, we wish to explore a wide range of travel experiences and consider how these impacted on the country house. How were…

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