New Approaches to Material Culture in Historic Houses (9 June 2022)

New Approaches to Material Culture in Historic Houses: Miskito Indigenous Cultures, Mahogany and Environmental Futures‘ (online seminar via Zoom)

Joy Porter and TSRG PhD Hannah Cusworth will be presenting a seminar on Thursday 9 June 2022, 3-4:30pm UK time at the Institute of Historical Research via Zoom, as part of their ‘World in a Historic House: global connections and collections’ series. Laura Herlihy (University of Kansas) will also be presenting, and Joy will conclude with a brief overview of plans for the Historic Houses, Global Crossroads project. Register by 7 June for this online seminar (free, booking required).

Speaker Biographies

Hannah Cusworth is the PhD researcher on the AHRC-English Heritage/Historic England CDA ‘Mahogany, Enslaved Africans, and Miskito Indigenous Peoples at Chiswick House, Kenwood and Marble Hill, London’.

Professor Joy Porter is Co-PI of the Treatied Spaces Research Group which brings together researchers, collaborators and partners from around the world including academics, Indigenous groups, museums, activists, artists, NGOs and policy-makers with the aim of making Indigenous treaties and environmental concerns central to global debates across disciplines. She is the principal supervisor of Hannah’s AHRC-English Heritage/Historic England CDA.

Professor Laura Herlihy is a lecturer in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas. She is one of a small number of North Americans who speak and teach the language of the indigenous Central American Miskitu people.  There are about 200,000 Miskitu in Honduras and Nicaragua. Professor Herligy has published on women’s power, gendered violence and Honduran Bay Islands foodways. 

Event Details
Thursday 9 June 2022, 1500 – 1630 BST
Online event, register to attend on the IHR booking system.