Contribute to ThingStor

ThingStor is designed to be an interactive and open-access experience for material culture researchers across disciplines, and we want to bring together researchers of all types: faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and archivists. To that end, we invite YOU to participate in the development of this exciting new digital humanities project!

Want to Submit an Object?

Just fill out the ThingStor Object Entry Form.

Answers may be submitted anonymously, and the form should take no more than five-minutes to complete. Feel free to share this form link with your students, colleagues, or any other interested researchers.

If you have any questions about ThingStor, please contact us at 

Thank you for joining us – we look forward to hearing about your objects!

How to Get Involved:

All we ask is that you follow a few, simple guidelines when submitting your object(s):

  • Literary objects must be from fiction, poetry, or drama published in English (for now). Visual art objects may be sourced from prints, paintings, or sculpture.
  • All objects must appear in materials published or produced during the long nineteenth century.
  • Objects must exist in the physical world.
  • Objects should be unique and specific.

*Not sure if your object qualifies, but think it should because it’s amazing? Send it along and our team will determine if it’s a good fit for the project. We need these parameters to get us started, but be on the lookout for more object-search initiatives as we expand ThingStor’s scope in the future.