Materials and Time

A project at the crossroad between natural sciences and humanities

The purpose of this research blog is to engage humanities and social sciences scholars in a dialogue with material scientists with a view to better characterize the hybrid life of materials as natural entities and social or economic agents. In order to impulse a collaborative interdisciplinary research network focused on humans’ interactions and interdependencies with materials today and in the long-duration history, this blog gathers the contributions of scholars from a wide spectrum of research fields who are exploring the temporalities of material and exploring topics such as : o lifetimes, lifecycles, use, trajectories, persistence, endurance, ageing o depletion, peak, criticality, erosion, alteration, degradation, conservation o re-use, remaining, recycling, returns, inheritances, rivalries, substitutionso birthdays and anniversaries, death, decline, rebirtho genealogies, time travelo ephemerality, regimes of temporality, mimetism o ages, epochso chronomarkers, signatures, records and measurements

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Rédacteur(s) en chef

Marie Thebaud-Sorger

Année de création


Date de mise en ligne

08 février 2021

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Materials and Time
Maison Française d'Oxford
2-10 Norham Road
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