Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.
Sasha Handley’s exhibit explores the history of sleep in Early Modern England
Sleep in Early Modern England
Sleep in Early Modern England is the first in-depth investigation of the history of sleep. It reveals how our ancestors approached bedtime, the fascinating rituals that bookended sleep, and the powerful religious motivations that fuelled the pursuit of a good night's rest. Join Sasha Handley to make your own scent bag, sample some of the smells from a seventeenth century bedchamber and find out how historic sleep patterns may help us to get a more restful night's sleep today.
Sasha Handley is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Manchester
Research Award: British Academy Mid-Career Fellow
Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm
Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm
Learning from our ancestors’ approach to sleep management
You'll find this exhibit at Point 13 in the Lecture Room on the First Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.