Making and Mobilising Objects: People, Process and Place Conference Report Natalie Cox and Serena Dyer When “Making and Mobilising Objects” was first conceived for the HRC’s Doctoral Fellowship Award, our vision was a conference to showcase and celebrate the dynamic approaches being taken by the active and vibrant community of emerging scholars engaging with material culture. The conference not only achieved this, but also made apparent the web of connections amongst speakers and delegates, who were drawn from a range of disciplines and institutions from across the United Kingdom. Making and Mobilising Objects took place on 21st February 2015, and the day began with an insightful and adroit keynote from Professor Evelyn Welch (Kings College London). Welch introduced us to the importance of labour, knowledge, and skill in how we understand objects; these key ideas spoke directly to the themes that ran through the rest of the day. Two parallel sessions followed, which explored the array of interdisciplinary approaches being taken to the processes of making and mobilising objects: from how, where, and what things were made from, to use, misuse, and the purgatory of non-use. The objects considered were equally diverse, including an Anglo-Saxon brooch, the SS Great Britain, maps, and doublets. Our second perceptive keynote was delivered by Amy Miller (Curator Emeritus of Decorative Arts and Material Culture). Miller gave a compelling and engaging paper on the life and afterlife of the coat worn by Horatio Nelson when he was mortally wounded. This provided an excellent precursor to our ‘Engaging Objects’ session, which was formed of a series of short, object-focused papers, exploring the importance of specific objects in the speakers’ work. This interactive workshop, led by Miller, encouraged very fruitful discussions, with delegates sharing their methodologies and experiences. The event was a fantastic success, and we look forward to taking the project further.