Publications, events and resources

Academic publications related to Dormant things:

Woodward S. Clutter in domestic spaces: Material vibrancy, and competing moralities. The Sociological Review. March 2021. doi:10.1177/0038026121998218

Woodward, S. 2019 Material Methods: Researching and Thinking with Things. London: Sage

Woodward, S. 2019. ‘Meaningful Objects and Consumption’ in the Wherry, F and Woodward, I (eds) Oxford Handbook of Consumption (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Woodward, S. 2015 ‘Hidden lives of dormant things: cupboards, lofts and shelves’ in Casey, E and Taylor, Y (eds). Intimacies: critical consumption and diverse economies. Palgrave Macmillan.

Academic talks

Invited Keynote. 2019 ‘Dormant Things in Domestic Spaces’ at the BSA Regional Event ‘Exploring the Value of Material Culture in the Everyday’, University of Sheffield, 1st March, 2019.

Invited Keynote 2019 ‘Approaching collections: theorising things, relations and assemblages’ at the FOMU network annual conference, K A Almgren Museum, Stockholm 24th-25th January, 2019.

Invited presentation 2018 ‘Dormant things: the hidden lives of things in attics, cupboards and garages’, at the Material and Visual Anthropology research seminar, University of Oxford, 9th March.

‘Dormant Things and everyday relationalities: keeping hold of old hair, teeth and ashes’ presentation at the BSA Annual Conference, University of Manchester, April 6th, 2017

Public engagement:

‘One Person’s rubbish is someone else’s treasure’, a public engagement event at the John Ryland’s Library, 9th August, 2017  in conjunction with the Life of Objects exhibition. Objects from my research were displayed in conjunction with the library’s own dormant things.

Dormant Things project has been part of Lynne Chapman’s Leverhulme funded Artist in Resident Scheme with the Morgan Centre, and the project was

‘Worldly Goods’ 9/2/2016 an article in the online magazine Standard Issue

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4) talking about Dormant Things on 9/11/2015