At Home In Coventry 1945 - 1975
My research focuses on the social spatialization of home in post-war Coventry, examining the dialectic between public and private conceptions of home in the aftermath of The Second World War.
My thesis ‘At Home in Coventry’ – a project working in partnership with The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery – seeks to ascertain what ‘home’ meant to the diverse populations of post-war Coventry; querying the significance of public art, civic architecture, and material culture to the provisioning of home in the post-war period.
- Midlands 4 Cities Research Festival 2020 (virtual conference): 'Space, Place and Power: The City as Heterotopia'
Public Engagement & Impact
- The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Article by PhD Research Candidate, Eleanor Cook: At Home in Coventry
- I am a board member of Photo Miners: a Coventry based a non-profit organisation that work with the public and institutions to repurpose photographic collections to create new stories about people and place.
Other Research Interests
- The Modernist Society
- The 20th Century Society
- The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Doctoral Research Network
- The Association for Art History Doctoral and Early Career Research Network