The Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries (MOB) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project, funded by an AHRC Network Grant and AHRC Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement, which reconsiders the history of material culture in the period AD 1000-1700.

One definition for a ‘mob’ in the Oxford English Dictionary is ‘a group of people in the same place or with something in common.’ MOB as a project takes this this idea of a gathering to include not only people but things. Through their mobility, objects came into contact with a wide range of individuals and with other things, giving rise to the dissemination and transfer of motifs, ideas, and knowledge.