Posted on 9 June 2017
A group of researchers will discuss the results of a web-based survey looking at the significance of precious objects in our lives.
Using the survey submissions as a starting point, Taryn Bell, Dorothea Debus, Paul Mills and Penny Spikins will explore the theme of the story of things from three different but complimentary perspectives: philosophy, archaeology and poetry. How do objects which often have no economic value provide us with a sense of comfort? What stories lie behind significant objects? Can treasured objects help us to reduce stress and anxiety and improve wellbeing?
In addition to the talk, a new series of podcasts called The Story of Things starts soon. You can listen to the trailer at https://pure.york.ac.uk/portal/files/52094181/StorThingsTrailer_2.wav.
Details about the talk can be found at http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2017/talks/stories-behind-favourite-things/
Please fill out the survey at https://york.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6r6A3PIQuV6aRtX
Vist the website at https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/comfortingthings/home