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Workshop 2: Representations of Country House Servants

June 2024: Manchester Metropolitan University 9.00-9.15:      Introduction and welcome 9.15-9.50:      Karen Lipsedge, Kingston University: ‘What’s in a name? The representation of country house servants in eighteenth century fiction’ 9.50-10.25:    Richard Ansell, Birkbeck, University of London: ‘Self-Representations of Servants on the 18th-Century Grand Tour’ 10.25-10.45:  Coffee break 10.45-11.20:  Sophie Dunn: ‘Representations of Servants in Eighteenth- and […]

Workshop 1: The material culture of country house servants

Manchester Metropolitan University

The country house is known across Europe for its grand interiors and elite lifestyle, but heritage professionals and historians have increasingly noted the everyday activities and consumption practices that under-pinned life at the country house. This workshop will explore the ways in which servants, who formed the majority of the inhabitants in any country house, […]