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HST6209 - Behind Closed Doors: Houses, Interiors and Domestic Life, c. 1660-c1830

Domestic life comes out of the closet.

Module code: HST6209

Credits: 60

This module unlocks the front door of the Englishman's castle, to peer into the privacies of life at home from c. 1660-1830.

It will vividly recreate the texture of life at home, from bed bugs and insects breeding behind the wallpapers, to new goods, fashions and rituals. You will explore the performances of the drawing room and the secrets of the dressing room.

The module is interdisciplinary and draws upon anthropology, historical geography, the history of architecture and decorative arts, material culture and museum studies. 

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