Alongside the case studies featured on the project website, the East India Company at Home also co-curated the ‘Trappings of Trade’ exhibition at Osterley Park and House and produced a series of publications. The current list of project publications includes:


Margot Finn and Kate Smith will publish a co-edited volume of essays with Palgrave Macmillan. The volume, entitled New Pathways to Public Histories, will feature co-written essays by the project team, advisory team and project associates. The authors will be Margaret Makepeace (Lead Curator, EIC Records, British Library) and  Georgina Green (Local Historian), Kate Smith and Claire Reed (Curator, National Trust), Ellen Filor and Jan Sibthorpe (Independent Scholar) and finally, Helen Clifford and Keith Sweetmore (The National Archives).

Kate Smith will publish her article ‘Imperial Families: Women Writing Home in Georgian Britain’ in Women’s History Review.

Ellen Filor, ‘“He is hardened to the climate & a little bleached by it’s [sic] influence”: Imperial Childhoods in Provincial Scotland, 1800-1830’, in Shirleene Robinson and Simon Sleight (eds), Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World: Historical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015).


PhD Student Ellen Filor will submit her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Complicit Colonials: Border Scots and the Indian Empire, c.1780-1857’ (UCL History).

Margot Finn will submit an article in autumn 2014 on ‘Duleep Singh and the Victorian Country House tradition’.

Helen Clifford, ‘“Conquests from North to South”, The Dundas Property Empire. New wealth, constructing status and the role of ‘India’ goods in the British Country House’, in Andrew Hann and Jon Stobart (eds), The Country House: Material Culture and Consumption (Swindon: English Heritage, forthcoming November 2014).

Kate Smith, ‘Imperial Objects?: Country House Interiors in Eighteenth-Century Britain’, in Andrew Hann and Jon Stobart (eds), The Country House: Material Culture and Consumption (Swindon: English Heritage, forthcoming November 2014).

Emile de Bruijn, Andrew Bush and Helen Clifford, Chinese Wallpaper in National Trust Houses (Swindon: National Trust, 2014).

Earlier working papers…


‘Global Houses: Thinking through the East India Company at Home’ is a short think-piece written by Research Fellow Kate Smith in preparation for the end-of-project conference ‘Objects, Families, Homes: British Material Cultures in Global Context’. It considers the ways in which the project has challenged the different units of analysis used by historians in their study of global processes and lives.

‘Who owns history? Public and private in the East India Company pasts’ is a lecture given by Margot Finnin February 2014 as part of the Gerald Aylmer Seminar. In it Finn outlines the main arguments emerging from the methodological challenges of the East India Company at Home project – who owns history? who produces it? who practices it?


‘Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds: Uncovering connections between the East India Company and the British Caribbean colonies through the British Library’s Collections’, is a finding aid devised by AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow Chris Jeppesen to suggest some of the ways in which India, the Caribbean and Britain were intertwined during the hundred years between 1757 and 1857—and how these links can be traced in the British Library’s collections.

‘Overview of Project May 2013’, is think-piece written by Principal Investigator Margot Finn in May 2013, which considers the main research questions and methodologies that the project has encountered so far and begins to record some of the preliminary findings.

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