Metals workshop in Cambridge

Members of the metals team in CambridgeThe Metals group met in Cambridge on 30 September 2011 to plan its forthcoming volume Thinking Through Bronze. This volume aims to address bronze as a medium for reflection and interaction by focusing on the properties and qualities that are particular to bronze. The authors will also explore how far we can identify why people in the Bronze Age would have perceived bronze as different from other materials.

During the workshop, team members discussed the effect of the reversibility of bronze on the perception of the material, how ideational concepts such as ‘birdness’ were articulated through bronze, how bronze influenced social interaction and how the productive engagement with bronze has affected ideas about craftsmanship.

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