Sociability of Things Scientific programme 2022-26


Sociability and Objects

  • Fashionable objects
  • Performance and display: the materiality and visuality of sociability
  • Collections, exhibitions…
  • The circulation of commodities: from local to global perspective

Technical and Scientific Improvement

  • Impact of science on sociable practices: inventions, exploration, emergence of scientific societies
  • Building scientific correspondences, journals and networks
  • Industrial progress and the transformation of sociability: new professional sociabilities
  • Professional sociability: intellectual vs labour? 

Influence of Material Culture / Artistic and Literary Representations of Sociability

  • Painting
  • Architecture and interior design
  • Literary genres