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inHabit: Text, Object and Domestic Space

The inHabit: Text, Object and Domestic Space research network focuses on the relationships between people, objects and texts within domestic space. These are a series of concepts which are usually considered and conceptualized within discrete disciplinary frameworks, including (but not limited to) literary studies, anthropology, archeology, histories of art, architecture and design. The inHabit research network brings together leading practitioners from a variety of institutions and disciplines to move beyond this compartmentalized perspective to embrace the complex and multi-faceted nature of domestic life.
 
Domestic space is an important, yet hitherto neglected, framework for exploring how the conflicting demands of being an individual and being part of a group are expressed, negotiated and accommodated. The inHabit network will explore those tensions which, manifested in the domestic domain, underlie human existence, through binaries like ease and unease, comfort and discomfort, sufficiency and insufficiency, security and anxiety, continuity and innovation, familiarity and novelty.
 
 
Network members:
 

Amy Bogaard, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Rebecca Devers, English Faculty, New York City College of Technology

Matthew Jenkins, Department of Archaeology, University of York

Mallica Kumbera Landrus, University Engagement Programme, Ashmolean Museum

Wendy Morrison, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Charlotte Newman, English Heritage

Andrea Placidi, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

Catherine Richardson, School of English, University of Kent

Damian Robinson, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Oxford

Kate Spence, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Stephen Walker, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield

Abigail Williams, Faculty of English, University of Oxford

 

Contact:
Dr Antony Buxton (Department for Continuing Education)
Dr Linda Hulin (Research Officer, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology)
Dr Jane Anderson (Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture, Oxford Brookes University)