Conference: ‘Beyond the home: new histories of domestic servants’, 7-8 September 2017

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Beyond the home

Domestic service, in its various forms, has long provided one of the most significant sources of employment for men, women and children around the world. Existing studies have successfully explored the servant experience in their place of work, yet contributions made by servants outside the home – to social, cultural, economic and political life – have been little explored. The conference will be an opportunity to explore fresh perspectives on both the history of domestic service and its impact on society at a local and global level. The workshop will focus on developing our ideas around these themes with a view to publishing an edited collection of papers.

Registration is open and as we have limited capacity, we would encourage early registration.

To find out more about the scope of the conference, attending as a delegate or details of the venue, please contact the organisers: sacha.hepburn@sas.ac.uk or olivia.robinson@history.ox.ac.uk