Dr Serena Dyer is Curator of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture. Serena previously taught History at the University of Warwick, and held curatorial positions at the National Portrait Gallery and Leeds Museums and Galleries.
MA, Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York (2012)
BA (Hons) History and History of Art, University of York (2011)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Research Outputs & Interests
Serena is currently working on an academic monograph entitled 'Material Literacies: Women, Sewing, and Skill 1720-1860'.
She is also interested more broadly in the history of dress, consumers, and material culutre.
‘Fashioning Consumers: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts and the Cultivation of the Female Consumer’, in Jennie Batchelor and Manushag N. Powell (eds.), Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain: 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2017, book under contract).
‘Training the Child Consumer:Money, Play, and Learning to Shop in Eighteenth-Century Britain’, in Megan Brandow-Faller (ed.), Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-present (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2017, book under contract).
‘From Silks to Spices: Changing Processes of Retailing and Consumption in Eighteenth-Century English Towns’, Journal of Urban History, vol. 42, no. 3 (2016): 1-7.
‘Shopping and the Senses: Retail, Browsing and Consumption in Eighteenth-Century England’, History Compass, vol. 12, no. 9 (2014): 694-703.
‘My Ancestor was a Milliner’, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, no. 102 (2015): 71-74.
‘Shopping, Spectacle and the Senses: Fashion Retail in Georgian England’, History Today, vol. 65, no.3 (2015): 10-16.