On 4 June 2014, I will speaking at the Things: Material Culture 1500-1900 Seminar at Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Cambridge on the panel 100 Hours? Materiality and Expertise with colleagues from the 100 Hours Project Elizabeth Haines (Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Science Museum) and Matthew Paskins (History of Science and Technology, University College London). Our overview:
This panel presents the reflections of Liz Haines, Juliette Kristensen, and Mat Paskins, three members of the 100 Hours Project, founded by Kate Smith and Leonie Hannan at University College London. The members of the project have been working with an object from the Museums Collection at UCL since October 2013. We have made repeated visits to our chosen objects, punctuated by discussion sessions with a variety of researchers. As a group we have accumulated ‘one hundred hours’ of looking and thinking. These three papers represent perspectives on our collective interrogation of the methods and meaning of materiality in historical work.