Plastics in the History of Engineering Science

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Using the material traces of plastics in the collection as a lens to examine the roles and usage of this material in engineering science. This approach may add to our understanding of both engineering science history, the history of materials and the relationship between materials and knowledge.
Period29 May 201931 May 2019
Event titleThe Plastics Heritage Conference: History, Limits and Possibilities
Event typeConference
LocationLisbon, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Plastic
  • Heritage
  • engineering science
  • engineering education