Resources & Links

(compiled by Mary Horgan and Alison Wood)

Associated Research Projects and Centres

  • The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 a 3-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust that seeks to enhance historical understanding of the form and function of British country house culture by situating changes in elite domestic interiors within wider global contexts.

Libraries, Archives and Collections

A Spotlight on Commodities – Tea and Biscuits

  • United Kingdom Tea Council An introduction to the social and trade history of tea, from the London Tea Auction to the East India Company

Contemporary Depictions of Commodities and Objects

  • Oobject Visual lists of human-made objects, from sausage-making machines to prosthetic limbs


  • Geffyre Museum, London A museum tracing the English middle class domestic interior from 1600 to the present day
  • Freud Museum, London Visit ‘Objects in Mind’ (until 27 Frebruary 2011), an exhibition exploring people and objects, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery


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