This blog is about objects and ideas in the story of time, as explored by the AHS. We're trying new ways of sharing what we're up to.
Monthly Archives: July 2012
The AHS has recently paid attention to a number of Great Horological Collectors, with lectures that were later reported in the journal. All these lectures were about men. That a woman could also assemble an important horological collection was … Continue reading
David Thompson’s post about Metamec ‘time savings’ clocks excited me, because I am interested in the wider cultural meanings around seemingly innocuous phrases such as ‘time is money’. A few years ago, I wrote an article on the subject … Continue reading
There would be a knock at the door and my mother was busy. She would say “that will be the insurance man – answer the door and give him this money and tell him the number is … Continue reading