Laura E Schlosberg, Assistant to the Dean of Trinity College and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Please note: Laura has left the "History" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Office Location:  013 Allen Building
Office Phone:  +1 919 684 6803
Email Address: send me a message

Typical Courses Taught:

Office Hours:

By appointment.

PhDDuke University2000
MADuke University1995
BAWellesley College1992

Research Interests:

Current projects: My current project's working title is "Parlor Portraits: Depictions of Interiors and Nineteenth-Century Russian Salon Cultures"

My research focuses on nineteenth-century Russian salons from a number of different angles. I'm currently examining how notions of leisure played out in aristocratic salons. Another topicis how elements of consumer culture such as decor, dress, and display, influenced salon participants and salon etiquette. Nineteenth-century paintings of domestic interiors, particularly depictions of parlors, are of particular interest for these projects.

Another area of focus is in guiding undergraduates through the processes of historical research.

I am also fascinated by contemporary British designers' use of historicism.

Areas of Interest:

Modern Europe
Modern Russia
Cultural History
Women's History
Histories of Leisure
Consumer Culture


Salons • Leisure • Consumer Culture • Dress • Fashion • Furniture • Decor