‘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 - DIRECTIONS

09.45-10.05       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’ 

11.00-12.00       Session 1:  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) 

12.45-14.15       Session 2:  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

14.30-16.00       Session 3:  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 Nottingham 

16.00-16.15       Concluding Remarks


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