To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: Material and Consumer Culture (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
C-1 - MAT04 : Global Goods in Early Modern Europe
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , World History Chair: Janine Maegraith
Organizers: Christine Fertig, John JordanDiscussants: -
Andreia Durães : The Diffusion of Global Goods in Lisbon (1755-1833): the Consumption of Tea, Coffee and Chocolate
Christine Fertig , Henning Bovenkerk : Sweet Coffee, Pretty Scarves, Exotic Spices: Consumption and Trade of Global Goods in Northwestern Germany
John Jordan : The Consumption of Coffee, Tea, and Tobacco in Early Modern Bern
Josef Loeffler : Material Culture and Consumption of Austrian Aristocrats in Religious Exile in the 17th Century



Wednesday 4 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
H-3 - MAT05 : Retailing and Marketing
MAP/OG/018 Maths and Physics
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Jon Stobart
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Béatrice Craig : Fashion in the Canadian Countryside: Textile Purchases in Lower Canada in the First Half of the 19th Century
Ian Mitchell : Mantles and Myths: Creating an English Department Store, Browns of Chester c. 1870-1945
Leif Runefelt : The Corset and the Mirror in Swedish Advertisements and Swedish Fashion Magazines, 1870-1914
Jure Stojan : ‘Who owns this stuff?’ Marketing History and the Struggle for Consumer Product Identity



Thursday 5 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
C-5 - MAT01a : Daily Lives and Daily Routines: Spaces, Practices and Material Cultures, c.1650–1850
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Jon Stobart
Organizers: Gudrun Andersson, Jon StobartDiscussants: -
Gudrun Andersson : At Home: Daily Life in a Magistrate’s House in Early Nineteenth-century Sweden
Topi Artukka : Food and Festivities – the Assembly House and Daily Practices in Early 19th Century Finland
Panu Savolainen : Daily Practices of Artificial Light and Nocturnal Culture in 19th Century Nordic Towns
Hannah Wallace : Absent Masters: Servants and Community on the Country House Estate



Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
C-6 - MAT01b : Daily Lives and Daily Routines: Spaces, Practices and Material Cultures, c. 1650-1850
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Gudrun Andersson
Organizers: Gudrun Andersson, Jon StobartDiscussants: -
Johanna Ilmakunnas : Spaces and Places for Handiwork at Country Houses in Sweden and Finland, c. 1750–1850
Thomas McGrath , Jon Stobart : Convenient and Ornamental: Producing Domestic Space in Eighteenth-century England
Catherine Richardson , Tara Hamling : Middling Domestic Routines in Seventeenth-century England
Brodie Waddell : Making Sense of Working Life: the Everyday Writings of ‘Ordinary People’ in England, c.1600-1750


M-6 - ELI07 : The European Country House (1880-2000): New and Old Forms of Sociocultural Distinction and Cultural Consumption
PFC/02/017 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Elites and Forerunners , Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Yme Kuiper
Organizers: José Miguel Hernández, Yme KuiperDiscussants: Michael Seelig, Marja Vuorinen
José Miguel Hernández : Spanish Country House 1900-1950: Symbol of a New High-society?
Daniel Menning : Reviving Country House Culture in Southwestern Germany around 1900
Jonathan Spangler : Leaving the Court - the Uses of the Country House for Princes in the Late Seventeenth Century
Elyze Storms-Smeets : Heritage Lost and Found. The Revival of Country Houses and their Landed Estates in the German-Dutch Border Area in the Post World War II Period
Fred Vogelzang : Old and New Elite Lifestyles in Nineteenth Century Country House Culture



Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
C-7 - MAT03 : Textile Value Reused
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Lili-Annè Aldman
Organizer: Lena DahrénDiscussant: Mikael Alm
Cecilia Aneer : Fabric Economy and the Reuse of Garments and Textiles at the Court of King Gustav I of Sweden c. 1540-1560
Lena Dahrén : Early Modern Fashionable Golden Bobbin-made Passementerie Reused in Preserved Swedish Church Textiles
Ingela Wahlberg : Interior Valances Made for Weddings Reused as Liturgical Textiles – an Opportunity for Dating?
Elizabeth Walsh : Words and Pictures: Some Purposes of Reusing Lace in the Later Seventeenth Century


U-7 - REL12a : The Man Behind the Curtain. The Social Life of Clergy
PFC/03/030 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Criminal Justice , Material and Consumer Culture , Religion Chair: Beverly Tjerngren
Organizers: Jon Stobart, Beverly TjerngrenDiscussant: Janine Maegraith
William Gibson : The Finances of the Anglican Episcopate, 1689-1800
Jonas Lindström : The Economic Network of an Eighteenth-century Clergyman
Rosamund Oates : Clerical Hospitality and Sociable Eating in Early Modern England
Jon Stobart : Genteel or Respectable? The Material Culture of Rural Clergy in Late Georgian England



Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
U-8 - REL12b : The Man Behind the Curtain. The Social Life of Clergy
PFC/03/030 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , Religion Chair: Jon Stobart
Organizers: Jon Stobart, Beverly TjerngrenDiscussants: -
Jackie Eales : The Social Identity of the Clergy Family in Early Modern England
Craig Kelly : On the Frontline of a Social Disciplinary Revolution: the Case of Church Ministers in Aberdeen and Perth
Beverly Tjerngren : If these Walls could Talk: the Rectory, the Clergy Household, and Social Identity in Early Modern Sweden


ZA-8 - MAT12 : Material Loss in Eighteenth-Century Britain's Homes and Cities
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Jane Hamlett
Organizer: Kate SmithDiscussants: -
Leonie Hannan : Investigating Material Worlds and Confronting Absence in Eighteenth-Century Homes
Sara Pennell : Lost in Transit? The Materialities of Domestic Mobility in England, c. 1700-1840
Kate Smith : Lost Property and the Significance of Dispossession in London



Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
C-9 - MAT06 : Workers as Consumers: Identities, Practices and Collective Action
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Economic History , Labour , Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Sean O'Connell
Organizer: Jackie ClarkeDiscussant: Sean O'Connell
Anaïs Albert : Consumption as “Hidden Text” in the 1917 Midinettes’ Strike in Paris
Amélie Beaumont : Producing and Consuming Services: Luxury Hotel Workers as Customers
Jackie Clarke : Mobilising Workers' as Consumers in Post-68 France
Fanny Gallot : Engaging Workers through Cosmetic Products: the Case of l’Oréal in the 1960s and 1970s



Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
C-10 - MAT07 : Gender, Status and Consumption
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , Women and Gender Chair: Ilja Van Damme
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Aris Kafantogias : The Appearance of Vienna’s Middle Classes, Consumption and Group Identity on the Cusp of Industrialization
Nicoleta Roman : Women’s Objects and the Circulation of Goods in Mid-19th Century Romanian Provincial Urban Setting
Iryna Skubii : Ukrainian Male Consumer: between Soviet Ideology and Desire
Merja Uotila : Tailor-made Man. Men’s Clothing in the Early Nineteenth Century Finnish Countryside



Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
C-11 - MAT08 : Shaping, Dyeing and Mixing Wool, Linen, Cotton and Silk: Textile Production and Consumption in Europe 1670-1830
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Miki Sugiura
Organizer: Miki SugiuraDiscussant: John Styles
Isabel Bartolomé Rodríguez : The Textile Consumption in Seville 1679-1827
Manuel González Mariscal : The Textile Consumption in Seville 1679-1827
Emilio Pérez Romero : The Textile Consumption in Seville 1679-1827
Alice Reininger : The Cameralist Cloth Factory and the Produced Fabrics in Apatin, 1764-1771
Sally Tuckett : Osnaburg Linens, Woollen Stockings and Printed Cottons: Scottish Textiles on a Global Stage, c.1720-1820



Friday 6 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
C-12 - MAT09 : Politics and Consumption
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Ilja Van Damme
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Irina Mukhina : The Shuttle Trade of the Post-Soviet Russia: a Case Study of Historical and Multi-Disciplinary Research
John Porter : ‘Burn everything British but their Coal’: Boycotts of British Goods in 1930s Ireland
Donald Weber : The Birth of a Commuter Society: Mass Transportation and the Labour Market in Belgium, 1870-1910


Y-12 - WOM16 : Modelling the Body: Gender, Representation and Consumtion
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , Women and Gender Chairs: -
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Matleena Frisk : Consumer Products Shaping Gender in the Mid-20th Century Finland: Disposable Menstrual Products and Men’s Deodorants
Conor Heffernan : Body Work, Empowerment and the Female Form: the Case of Irish Physical Culture
Marina Hilber : Female Bodies in Scholarly Practice. On the Representation of Women in Gynaecological and Obstetric Case Studies (1870-1900)
Charlotte Keighron : Barbara Johnson’s Fashion Album: Dress and Female Identity in England, 1746-1823



Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
C-13 - MAT10 : Pre-industrial Textiles: Geographic Mobility, Innovation and Networks
OSCR Lanyon Building
Network: Material and Consumer Culture Chair: Lena Dahrén
Organizer: Lili-Annè AldmanDiscussant: Jane Anne Malcolm-Davies
Lili-Annè Aldman : Imitation or Innovation in Textiles: Distinguishing Regional Swedish Production from Imported Textiles c1690-1760
Hanna Bäckström : The Publication and Mediation of Knitting and Crochet Patterns c1800-1850: International Transfer of Norms, Ideals and Values
Cecilia Candréus : Textile Guilds in the Baltic Sea Region - Mobility, Conflict and Collaboration during the 17th Century
Vibe Martens : Industrial Espionage, Privilege and State-supported Textile Manufactures of Eighteenth-century Denmark-Norway



Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
C-14 - MAT11 : Energising the Home: the Role of Women in Energy Choices
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Material and Consumer Culture , Science & Technology Chair: Graeme Gooday
Organizer: Abigail Harrison MooreDiscussant: Graeme Gooday
Abigail Harrison Moore : Suggestions for Domestic Energy Decisions: a Womens’ Guide to Lighting the Home.
Sorcha O'Brien : Electrical Demonstrators and Irish Countrywomen: Official and Voluntary Promotion of Irish Rural Electrification
Ruth Sandwell : Women as Energy Agents: the Case of Rural Canada, 1880-1950
Karen Sayer : Light Assembling and Reflecting Gender in the Provincial English Middle Class Home, 1815-1900