Professor Durmaz talked about having students write biographies of objects in her "Religions of the West" course for Ancient Jew Review. Here's an excerpt, link below:
Ordinarily, I ask my students to write a brief commentary on one of the objects that we have analyzed. It is a simple assignment that gives students the opportunity to explore an object they find interesting and learn the different aspects of an object’s materiality: commission, production, religious practice, audience, disposal, to cite a few. This year, inspired by the Everything is Alive podcast produced by Ian Chillag and Jennifer Mills, instead of a regular commentary, I asked the students to write an object autobiography, and the results were phenomenal.