Domestic Devotions

Domestic Devotions

The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home

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Domestic Devotions Takes On Oxford

Last week our project team had the pleasure of travelling to Oxford to present our progress on Domestic Devotions to a joint meeting of the university’s Early Modern Catholicism Network and Early Modern World seminars. In order to give a more comprehensive view of the various components of our project, each of the Post-Doctoral Research… (read more)

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Domestic Devotions Day

On a crisp and clear Autumn day in September, our team welcomed eleven speakers and an invited audience of scholars to the beautiful setting of the Upper Hall in Jesus College, for a day of intellectual exploration and exchange. Many of our guests had  journeyed from across Europe, some even crossing the Atlantic, in order… (read more)

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‘At Home’ in the United States

In the past week, I’ve visited the home of Victoria Confino, a Sephardic Jewish girl from Kastoria, who emigrated to New York in 1913; I’ve followed the history of 16 Elm Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts over 200 years; and I’ve delved into the experience of living in the neighbourhood of Shaw in Washington, D.C. via the… (read more)

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Defining Domestic Space

Yesterday we held a reading group with our project members on the theme of ‘Domestic Space’. We try to conduct these thematic meetings on a monthly basis during the academic term. During our sessions, we discuss previous scholarship and current literature regarding a theme related to the Domestic Devotions project. Occasionally, we gather in a… (read more)

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