‘These are a few of my favourite things’: Exploring the Value of Material Culture in the Everyday

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Event

1 March 2019 (9:45-4:15pm)
University of Sheffield, Conference Room, Humanities Research Institute - DIRECTIONS

9.45 – 10.05      Registration over tea and coffee

10.05 – 10.15    Welcome and Introductions 

10.15 – 11.00    Keynote speech by Dr Sophie Woodward, University of Manchester – ‘Dormant Things in Domestic Spaces’ 

Session 1: 11.00 - 12.00

My Dear Diaries: On the valuing and affinities to research materials

Lauren White, University of Sheffield 

Symbolic consumption of print media: How physical newspapers allow Romanian readers to do identity work

Laura Toma, University of Bucharest 

12.00 – 12.45    Lunch (provided) 

Session 2: 12.45 – 14.15

A “Sustainable” Materiality: Exploring the advantages of care ethics for a sustainable material culture

Camille Allard, University of Sheffield 

Plasticine Music: Owning and loving music by reshaping it

Victor Avila Torres, University of York 

Tossing Out or Taking Home: Flea-market finds and imagined futures

Tara McAssey, Maynooth University 

14.15 – 14.30    Tea and coffee

Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00

Body positivity and clothes consumptions: How fat body positive individuals narrate their bodies through clothing.

Rachele Salvatelli, University of York 

Between the textual and the material: Signs as a mundane technology of control in urban spaces

Christoph Schimkowsky, University of Sheffield 

Exploring the materialities of yellow-sticker food in consumer shopping, cooking and storage practices

Sarah Kelsey, University of Nottingha 

16.00 - 16.15     Concluding Remarks


Venue Details: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hri/findus