Using the website

The East India Company at Home project website contains a range of resources and research co-produced by the core project team and over 300 project associates during the 3-year Leverhulme Trust-funded research project (2011-14).

The project website contains six main areas:

– ‘About’ gives details of the main features of the East India Company at Home project and who was involved.

‘Using the website’ outlines how to navigate the website and the resources contained within it.

‘Case studies contains over 30 case studies, which were researched and written by the core project team and project associates from a wide spectrum of research communities.

‘Resources includes bibliographies, finding aids and suggestions for online resources that might be useful in researching East India Company houses, families and objects.

‘Archive’ contains the monthly e-newsletters produced throughout the project, along with a range of photos and videos produced by the project team.

‘Publications’ lists all the publications that arose as a result of the project and notes forthcoming publications.


Case studies, featuring research written by the core project team and different project associates, constitute the heart of the East India Company at Home website. You can peruse the range of case studies on offer by accessing the main case study menu, or by visiting one of the ‘Houses’, ‘Families’, or ‘Objects’ menus. Once you have chosen a case study you can read it online or as a PDF.

Citing case studies

We encourage users to cite the PDF version of each case study as follows:

Helen Clifford, ‘The Dundas Property Empire and Nabob Taste: Accommodating the East: Sir Lawrence Dundas as Nabob of the North?’, East India Company at Home (February 2013), p. 12,