The official website for the AHRC-funded 'Home, Crisis and the Imagination' Network. The network will examine how home and crisis are interlinked in the imagination, and will investigate the extraordinary power that home has as both a physical location and an object of representation. By investigating moments of crisis through the analysis of home, the network will show not only how 'the' home makes meaning through lived conditions but also how the home is itself a frequent site of crisis.
Traditional vardo-style Romani caravan.
These caravans, often ornately carved and decorated, and including a wood burning stove, were the most common housing structure for Romani gypsy communities between the mid-1800s and the 1930s.