Professor of Cultural History
Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
Caroline Dakers was made Professor of Cultural History at UAL in 1998 and established the BA CCC degree at CSM in 2004. She has a BA Hons degree and a PhD from University College London, both in English Literature, and an MA in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Trustee of the Royal School of Needlework.
19th and early 20th-century British cultural history, particularly art, architecture, design, literature and social history.
The main focus of my research and publications is British cultural history, particularly 19th and early 20th century. My most recent book examines the collecting and patronage of a family of 19th century millionaire merchants, also their business practices, land management and investment links to North America. Earlier books and papers have covered artists’ studios in London, the cultural history of the country house, the interiors of the Foreign Office, the impact of the First World War on the English and French countrysides and the history of London’s blue plaques.
Julia Dudkiewicz, From a Home to a Historic House Museum: The Creation, Presentation and Representation of an Artist's House (1871-1938). An Examination of the Multiple Histories of Kelmscott Manor as a Home and a Place of Inspiration for Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris.
Miranda Garrett, ‘Professional Women Interior Decorators in Britain, 1874 to 1900.’
Lindsey Moore, Edith Head - "Dress Doctor": Her Role as Disseminator of Fasion Advice and her Involvement with and Influence on American Fashion from 1945 to 1981.
Elena Veguillas Valenciano, Architectural lettering and corporate identity: early branding on commercial buildings.
Vija Vilcins, Framing the garden: national, class and gendered identities in images of gardens in British film and television.
Pedro Almeida, Brand Archives: The rescuing of locally specific brand imagery as a graphic design response to the globalization of visual identity.
Dakers, Caroline (2015) Bohemians and Gentlemen. The representation of artists in British society 1850-1950. In: UAL Professorial Platform Series 2015-16, 26 October 2015, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4AA.
Dakers, Caroline (2015) Madeline Wyndham of Clouds and Mabel Morrison of Fonthill, two Victorian ladies of Wiltshire. Powerful or powerless? In: 13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference: Women and the Country House, 11 - 12 May 2015, Maynooth University, Ireland.
Dakers, Caroline (2015) Recovering Fonthill. In: The Past in its Place, 17 - 18 April 2015, Buckfast Abbey, Devon.
Dakers, Caroline (2014) Fit for purpose: the Victorian artist's studio-house as public and private space. In: Victorians Like Us 2nd International Conference - The Victorian Household: Power, Policies, Practices, 26 - 29 November 2014, University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.
Dakers, Caroline (2014) Excessive behaviour and extraordinary collections: William Beckford and Alfred Morrison, two nineteenth-century millionaire collectors. In: Gold in/and Art, 18 - 19 September 2014, Musée Paul-Dupuy, Toulouse, France.
Dakers, Caroline (2014) Dickens’ America: alternative readings. In: Dickens Landscapes: Dickens Fellowship 19th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 8-10 July 2014, Domaine de Sagnes, Beziers, France.
Dakers, Caroline (2014) Fact into fiction in the country house novel: who was the model for Charles Ryder? In: The Country House in Britain, 1914-2014, 6-8 June 2014, University of Newcastle, Department of English.
Dakers, Caroline (2014) The Countryside at War 1914-1918. In: Series of lectures at University of Chichester to coincide with exhibition at the Otter Gallery From Fields to Factories: Womens Work on the Home Front in the First World War, 26 March 2014, University of Chichester.
Dakers, Caroline (2013) Gendered collecting? An examination of the personalities,the taste and the displays of two 19th century collectors. In: The Gendered Interior in Nineteenth-Century Art, 20 Nov 2013, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Dakers, Caroline (2013) Land Agents in fact and fiction: James Coombs and James Morrison/Caleb Garth in Middlemarch. In: The Land Agent: past, present and future, 1-2 July 2013, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire (University of Leicester).