Category Archives: The 100 Hours Project

Potent Things at CRASSH, 4 June 2014

Last week, Liz Haines, Mat Paskins and I presented ‘findings-to-date’ papers on the 100 Hours project to the Things: Material Culture 1500-1900 Seminar at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge.

Although we have been working together for over a year, this was the first opportunity to hear the products of our material engagements. Listening to Liz and Mat, I found the most interesting ‘results’ of this project to be those moments where we divert from one another, where our positions, arguments resist one another. And yet, underneath these diversions, there is a growing sense of some kind of poetics having been at work — listening to Mat reading some of his 100 one-hundred word response certainly underscored this element of the project for me.

Our three papers were recorded and can be heard via the Things Seminar section on iTunesU.

Finally, many many thanks to Lesley Stenitz and Michelle Wallis, for being such warm and engaging hosts.

100 Hours Forum, 20 June 2014

On 20 June 2014, I am speaking at the 100 Hours Forum, on a panel with fellow researchers Katy Barrett, Tullia Giersberg, and Liz Haines. The panel will be chaired by Sandip Hazareesingh (History, Open University), and the panel’s respondents are Grace Lees-Maffei (Design History, University of Hertfordshire) and Sarah Wilkes (Anthropology, UCL).

The Forum is in the Haldane Room, North Cloisters, UCL, from 10.30am to 6pm.



Things: Material Culture Seminar, 4 June 2014

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.