IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 123: Re-Reading Household Records, I

Monday 11 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama
Organisers:C. Edward McGee, Department of English, St Jerome's University, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Barbara D. Palmer, Department of English, University of Mary Washington, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Barbara D. Palmer, Department of English, University of Mary Washington, Virginia
Paper 123-aThe Organisation of Meals in the Medieval Household
(Language: English)
Peter Brears, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 123-bThe Great House Mystery, or What Else Might We Look for in Household Records?
(Language: English)
Peter Greenfield, Department of English, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Art - Drama, Social History
Paper 123-c'What Do You Do with Yours?': Ways with Sausage Skin and Other Techniques for Archival Preservation
(Language: English)
Sylvia Thomas, Independent Scholar, Huddersfield
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In thirty years of Records of Early English Drama (REED) editors’ fieldwork, the field itself matured from locating household texts to understanding their contexts. These REED-sponsored sessions address interdisciplinary ways of looking at household organization; stewards’ practices and record-keeping conventions; travel accounts; such socio-economic dimensions as seasons, hospitality, rites of passage, hierarchical structures; age groups; women’s management practices; education in estate management; delegation and deputization of household authority; the language and rhetoric of household communication; and archive acquisition, access, and preservation issues.