17 February 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Dr Antony Buxton (Tutor in Design and Domestic History, Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford)
Professor Ulrich Leben (Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor)

Dr Antony Buxton
'A Few Sorrie Stooles’: reading the social dynamic of the non-elite early modern household through its material culture

This brief paper will outline the use of probate inventories and wills as evidence of the practice, and therefore the changing social dynamic and ideology of the non-elite early modern household, in a study focused on the Oxfordshire market town of Thame in the seventeenth century.


Prof Ulrich Leben
Knowledge - Awareness - Connoisseurship as a tool in the study of Material Culture



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Things-(Re)constructing the Material World Research Group, series

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