History of Homes


Presenters, Rosemary Bates Terry and Christine Pawley

We are not currently accepting registrations for this course because it has either a) been cancelled/rescheduled or b) already started.

The History of Home is long, complex and compelling: from simple shelter to multi-facetted community; from basic survival to custom designs; from homeland to battlefield; from essential commodity to scarce, elusive human right.

Over four weeks, we will examine the history of home and homeland for work and for leisure; home as an expression of property and status; and home in the economy. Over time, homes and their design, contents, and purposes have become commodities and economic engines.

Both “home” and “homelands” are powerful concepts that have inspired large-scale political, social, and moral movements. The course will conclude with reflections on housing and sustainability, as well as home territories and global migration.

Presenters:   Rosemary Bates Terry and Christine Pawley

Dates:  4 Wednesdays –   January 31, February 7, 14, 28 (No class February 21)

Time:  10am to noon

Venue:  The Hall, St. Hilda’s Church, Sechelt