Leisure, Consumption and Material Culture Research Group
The Leisure, Consumption and Material Culture Group research focuses on the ways in which leisure and consumption shape people’s lives and identities.
The Group investigates what material culture indicates about the social and cultural practices of past societies, from the Neolithic era to the 1960s.
The Group’s research has three themes:
- community heritage and archaeology
- sports history
- histories of material culture and consumption The Group’s projects include:
- exploring the Bryn Celli Ddu Neolithic burial chamber in Anglesey
- social change in late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Britain and Ireland
- heritage and wellbeing in India and Nigeria
- the history of netball
- the gendering of physical activity in boys and girls magazines
- youth broadcasting in the 1930s and 1940s
- teenage magazines after the Second World War
- shopping in Victorian department stores
- consumption and the country house
As well as conducting innovative projects, members also supervise a diverse range of research by postgraduate students. The Group works with local, national and international history and heritage organisations and public bodies to share findings.
The Group's members edit two journals:
- Court Historian
- History of Retailing and Consumption
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