This term we have another four great sessions for you to come along to – if you’re not able to attend, then check back to this blog for summaries and links to the podcasts for these sessions –

We’ve also got a new page on the newly designed CRASSH website and all the podcast of previous Things sessions, going back to 2011 are available on our iTunesU page.

“Things” Comparing Material Cultures 1500-1900

Sessions held at CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT , Room SG1 (Ground Floor), Wednesdays, 12:00 to 14:00

23rd October: Reconstructing Things: From Colourful Clothes to Paintings and Pigments Professor Ulinka Rublack, History Faculty, Cambridge and Dr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge

6th November: Housing Things: Reconstructing the Interiors of the Soane Museum and the Watts Gallery Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Dr Nicholas Tromans, Curator of the Watts Gallery

20th November: Carved Things, Carved Identities: Early Modern Luso-African Ivories and the History of African combs Dr Sally-Ann Ashton, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Professor Jean Michel Massing, History of Art, Cambridge

4th December: Things Between Places: Artefacts from Oceania and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Professor Nicholas Thomas, Director and Curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge and Dr Anita Herle, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge