IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 323: Re-Reading Household Records, III

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

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:David N. Klausner, Centre for Medieval Studies / Department of English, University of Toronto, Downtown
Paper 323-aSensory Environments in the English Great Household
(Language: English)
Chris Woolgar, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 323-bHistory and Culture in Household Documents of the Percies, Earls of Northumberland
(Language: English)
Robert J. Alexander, Department of Humanities & Human Sciences, Point Park University, Pennsylvania
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Performance Art - Drama, Social History
Paper 323-cThe Temples of Stowe and their Notary
(Language: English)
Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Daily Life, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Art - Drama, Social History

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.