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Fathers in the home: A longview

Lockdown has seen more of us spending time in the home for work, education, and leisure as well as family life. Part of Oxford Brookes Think Human Festival, this webinar compares fathers and fatherhood in the past and present.

9 June 6-7pm

Lockdown has seen more of us spending time in the home for work, education, and leisure as well as family life. This has led to much questioning of gendered caring roles and opened up to scrutiny the issue of who does what when we’re at home and how does this become organised/practised? What do fathers do in the home? Are fathers more involved now than ever before? Do men and women share the physical and emotional labours of parenting? Join Tina Miller and Joanne Begiato from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to compare fathers and fatherhood in the past and present. Part of Oxford Brookes Think Human Festival.

Joanne Begiato is a Professor of History and has published widely on the history of emotions, gender, family-life, and material culture. She is especially interested in the changing faces of fatherhood in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and what being a father can tell us about masculinities over time.

Tina Miller is a Professor of Sociology. Her research interests include motherhood and fatherhood transitions, gendered identities and family lives and caring. She has published in all these areas and is currently working on her fourth Cambridge University Press monograph. Tina’s current BA funded research project (with colleagues at Bristol and Goteborg Universities) is ‘Being a dad and a refugee’ and compares Syrian refugee fatherhood and family ‘integration’ experiences in the UK and Sweden.