In anticipation of its first anniversary, Things We Keep can look back on a wonderful year. The exhibition at the German Historical Institute London in the autumn of 2015 was well received by the public and the media, and the website continues to attract viewers from around the world. For these activities, the project received a prize for greatest level of engagement from the Cultural Institute at King’s College London in February 2016.
The engagement prize was announced at the annual Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers showcase at King’s College London, where Things We Keep presented itself alongside a dozen highly innovative projects from a wide range of academic disciplines. This evening offered early career academics the opportunity to learn about methods to engage the public and put their research at the service of society. We have taken a couple of pictures to share this event with you (below).
We have also started to report back on what we have learned from our collaborators and participants. In April, Katrin Schreiter gave a talk entitled “Materialized emotions in flux: Migration and the affect of Things We Keep” at the conference “Objects Emotions: Polemics”, organised by Gonville & Caius and Peterhouse Colleges at Cambridge University. These activities will continue as Things We Keep celebrates its first anniversary in June.