The Partnership is currently engaged in The Country House in Time of War project. This will see the launch of exhibitions in 2013, many of which will be refreshed in 2014. In addition to activities at houses open to the public, all houses across Yorkshire will be invited to contribute to a gazetteer, supplying brief narratives relating to their own history in time of war; it is intended for this to grow into a county-wide survey of the topic.
In spring 2014 there will be an international conference at York entitled, Occupation and Eviction: The European Country House in Time of Conflict.
The Partnership is always interested in hearing about new research possibilities, whether relating to single houses or groups of properties. The purpose behind the biennial seminars is to stimulate discussion across a wide range of topics and to see if new projects might be fashioned. Topics under discussion include: sculpture in country houses; religion; railways and transport; the Grand Tour; empire; technology and domestic arrangments.
While the Partnership is based in Yorkshire many of its research interests extend well beyond the borders of the county, and we welcome the chance to liaise with houses, organisations and individuals elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.