My name is Julie Day and I’m an eighteenth-century historian (mainly), who delights in all things related to the country house; building and architecture, material culture, servants, household and estate management… If I can research it, I’ll write about it!
I completed my doctoral research in 2007 entitled ‘Elite Women’s Household Management: Yorkshire, 1680-1810’. This was then published under the same title by VDM-Verlag, (Saarsbrucken Germany, 2008). The themes of my research concerned the different managerial roles of elite women within their marital homes during the eighteenth century, including servant organisation, ordering a table, and the welfare of the household. I am currently undertaking further research into one of my case studies at Nostell Priory, Wakefield in order to understand more about the evolution from architectural shell to the establishment of ‘home’. This will become part of an exhibition by 2015 – so watch this space!
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