Living in a material world: why 'things' matter

18 Oct 2017

Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears. Here, to introduce a month-long focus on research on material culture, four academics from different disciplines explain why understanding how we interact with our material world can reveal unparalleled insights into what it is to be human.

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Cambridge Ideas - Seven ages of the body

15 Nov 2010

Dr John Robb is an archaeologist and has been studying how people have understood the human body over the last 10,000 years.

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