Why Material Culture?

Friday, February 22 2013, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Institute of Historical Research

The Chancellors Hall, Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street
London
United Kingdom

Sponsor(s):

  • Institute of Historical Research
  • The National Archives
  • The University of Warwick
  • Royal Historical Society

Details

Attendance is free but numbers will be limited; please reply to research@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk to reserve a place.

Programme

9:30am – 9:45am: Coffee and registration

9:45am – 10:00am: Welcome and introduction by Miles Taylor, the Institute of Historical Research 

10:00am – 11:00pm: Panel 1: The historical value of material culture

Chair:  Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick
Three 10 minute presentations by:

  • John Styles, University of Hertfordshire
  • Evelyn Welch, Kings College London
  • David Gaimster, University of Glasgow

Followed by 30 minute open discussion


11:00pm – 12:00pm: Panel 2: Material Culture in a digital world

Chair: David Thomas, The National Archives

Three 10 minute presentations by:

  • Glen Adamson, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Dinah Eastop, The National Archives
  • David Prytherch, University of Birmingham

Followed by 30 minute open discussion

12:00pm – 1:00pm - LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Panel 3: Investigation, Interpretation and Dissemination of Material Culture

Chair: Maxine Berg, University of Warwick

Three 10 minute presentations by:

  • Hannah Greig, University of York
  • Lesley Miller, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Nancy Bell, The National Archives

Followed by 30 minute open discussion

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Panel 4: Trans-national connections

Chair: Valerie Johnson, The National Archives

Three 10 minute presentations by:

  • Anne Gerratsin, University of Warwick
  • Marta Ajmar, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • John McAleer, Southampton University

Followed by 30 minute open discussion

3:00pm – 3:30pm: TEA BREAK

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Keynote speech: Mark Jones, St Cross College, University of Oxford

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Closing comments by Peter Mandler, the Royal Historical Society 

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