Listen to the history of windows

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If you listen to podcasts and are interested in windows, here is some exciting content to be found. We recommend two podcasts where you learn more about the history of the window.


BBC 4 - The Hidden History of the Window

British cultural sociologist Rachel Hurdley's radio documentary focuses on the history of the window. In the podcast, Hurdley examines, among other things, the significance of the window and reveals how it affected war, religion, and women's liberation throughout history.

BBC 4 Sounds

Apple Podcast


History Extra - Windows: an illuminating history

Conversation and interview with Rachel Hurdley about her research and work concerning the history of the window.

History Extra

Apple Podcast


If you prefer reading, you can also find an article on History Extra’s website by Rachel Hurdley. In the article she dives into specific historical events where the window has played a central role.

'Windows on to history'