Abigail Green (Faculty of History), Nino Strachey (National Trust), and Silvia Davoli, (Strawberry Hill House) give a presentation on their Knowledge Exchange research project on Jewish Country Houses
Professor Abigail Green is Tutorial Fellow in History at Brasenose College. She works at the interface between modern European history and international Jewish history, and is the author of Fatherlands: State-building and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Germany (2001), which was shortlisted in the Historisches Buch awards, and of Moses Montefiore: Jewish Hero, Imperial Liberator (2010), which won the Sami Rohr Choice Award, and was nominated a TLS Book of the Year and a New Republic Best Book of 2010. She is working on a book tentatively entitled Children of 1848: Liberalism and the Jews from the Revolutions to Human Rights, to be published by Princeton University Press, and has just been awarded a 4 year AHRC Research Grant to lead a major collaborative project ‘Jewish Country Houses – Objects, Networks People’.
Nino Strachey, National Trust
Nino Strachey is Head of Research and Specialist Advice for the National Trust. Since starting her career with the Landmark Trust, she has worked for English Heritage and the National Trust, curating the homes of scientists (Darwin), politicians (Churchill) and writers (Shaw). Her research focuses on the expression of personality through place, interpreting the biography of buildings and collections. Her recent book 'Rooms of their own: Eddy Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West' looks at the homes of three writers linked to the Bloomsbury Group, and explores changing attitudes to sexuality and gender in the 1920s and 30s. She is a Trustee of the Strawberry Hill Collections Trust, a member of the Mercers Heritage and Arts Advisory Group, and has been a Guardian of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings
Silvia Davoli, Strawberry Hill House
Dr Silvia Davoli is the Research Curator at Strawberry Hill House and is a specialist in the history of collecting. Since 2013 she has been researching the whereabouts of the Horace Walpole Collection. She recently curated the exhibition Strawberry Hill Lost Treasures. Masterpieces from the Horace Walpole Collection (Oct. 2018- Feb.2019). In the past years she has conducted provenance research for a number of museums such as the Wallace Collection, National Gallery of London, Waddesdon Manor and the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin. She is one of the core members of the Jewish Country House Project. Her contribution in particular focus on Jewish Collectors and art dealers.