The Faculty of Humanities are pleased to announce their upcoming conference which will take place at the University of Southampton from Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April 2017 and is open to alumni.
Objects and possessions define us, yet in many ways we know little about them from a historical perspective. This interdisciplinary conference looks at material culture across a long timeframe in order to explore the worlds of goods and objects across Europe and its overseas colonies, the connections and relationships facilitated by the exchange of goods, the importance and interpretation of the inheritance of goods and objects, and the ways in which goods brokered relationships between Europe and the wider world in the period. The aim is to deepen our understanding of how goods ‘worked’ in a variety of social, economic and cultural contexts.
If you would like to book a place on this conference, or to find out more information about the programme, follow the link above.