Conference - Biographies of Materials at the crossroads between natural sciences and humanities

The overall purpose of this conference is to engage historians in a dialogue with materials scientists in order to better characterize the hybrid life of materials as natural entities and social or economic agents. The biographical metaphor emphasizes the singularity of various materials and additionally favours narratives of the entanglements of environmental cycles (depletion of natural resources, pollution) with human societies and economies.

Co-organised by the Maison Française d’Oxford and the SHAC

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