Materializing Sheffield: Place, Culture, Identity
Edited by Sharon MacDonald
Cite the Book
Macdonald, Sharon (ed.). Materializing Sheffield. Sheffield: The Digital Humanities Institute, 2006. Available online at: <https://www.dhi.ac.uk/books/matshef>
Table of Contents
Part 1: Forging the cityscape
- Steel City: an Archaeology of Sheffield’s Industrial Past
- Recreating Nineteenth Century Sheffield: The Sheffield Urban Study Project
Peter Blundell Jones
- “Designer Shopping”: The development of the department store in nineteenth century Sheffield
- Materialising the domestic interior. Sheffield’s nineteenth-century furniture industry
- A Filecutter’s Hammer from the Hawley Collection
Part 2: Experiencing Place
- First Impressions: arriving and reading the City
- Found Landscape, Sheffield Rivers
- Commemorating Coal Mining in the Home: Material Culture and Domestic Space in Dodworth, South Yorkshire
- Rwanda in Sheffield: the global/local distinctiveness of greenspace
- Place and Identity: the view from environmental psychology
Part 3: Rebuilding, recycling, re-imagining…
- Cultural Regeneration for Local Residents? The Case of the Millennium Galleries and the Winter Garden
- Materializing Identities Bricks coming out of the ground: Reconstructing Norfolk Park
- Sheffield Life & Times @ Weston Park Museum
- Weston park Museum Exhibitions and Projects
- Re-imagining the City of Sheffield
- Appendix to “Re-imagining the City of Sheffield”
About the Publication
How has Sheffield’s cityscape been formed and what bearing does it have upon the ways in which the city is seen and experienced by those who live there or those who visit? Which of the city’s histories have been crystallised into material form – as buildings, museum objects, art works, or personal possessions – and which have not?
The aim of Materializing Sheffield is to explore Sheffield’s identity in relation to its material culture and physical presence. Materializing Sheffield explores the interrelationship between materiality and memory by looking at the ways in which histories and identities are variously remembered and forgotten, and the extent to which they can be retrieved through exploration of material remains. It also addresses the ways in which Sheffield’s material culture and cityscape are variously perceived and experienced by different social groups, and how this in turn may affect their identities and senses of belonging. Importantly, Materializing Sheffield also looks at how the city’s material culture might be re-presented and re-shaped in the future.
The current version has been prepared by Serena Dewar.
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