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Full-Text Articles in Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Picturing A Landscape For The Faithful: Topographical Views In The "Dalail Al-Khayrat," A 15th-Century Muslim Prayer Book, Roberta L. Dougherty Jan 2019

Picturing A Landscape For The Faithful: Topographical Views In The "Dalail Al-Khayrat," A 15th-Century Muslim Prayer Book, Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

No abstract provided.


Among The Ancestors At Aidonia, Lynne Kvapil, Kim Shelton Dec 2018

Among The Ancestors At Aidonia, Lynne Kvapil, Kim Shelton

Lynne A. Kvapil

No abstract provided.


“Lost In Translation”?: Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana Eram Mar 2018

“Lost In Translation”?: Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana Eram

Cosana M. Eram

No abstract provided.


El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, Michael Heard Johnson Oct 2017

El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, Michael Heard Johnson

Michael C. Johnson

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener Jul 2015

City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener

Joshua Hagen

Capital cities play an integral role in the construction of national identity. This is particularly true when the capital is the country's only major urban center. Over the course of its history, Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar has been periodically reshaped to reflect competing trajectories of national culture. This article examines the evolving symbolism of architecture, urban design, and public space in Ulaanbaatar as a means of exploring Mongolia's complex negotiation between its traditional culture (mobile pastoralism and Shamanism/Buddhism), its socialist legacy, and globalization. Amidst the rampant social change of the last two decades, rather ambiguous national ...


'La Critique D’Art Dans L’Entre Deux Guerres: Le Cas De Tériade Et Christian Zervos' In F.-G. Theuriau (Ed.), L'Evolution De La Démarche Critique Dans Le Monde Culturel, Vaillant Ed., France, 2015., Chara Kolokytha May 2015

'La Critique D’Art Dans L’Entre Deux Guerres: Le Cas De Tériade Et Christian Zervos' In F.-G. Theuriau (Ed.), L'Evolution De La Démarche Critique Dans Le Monde Culturel, Vaillant Ed., France, 2015., Chara Kolokytha

Dr Chara Kolokytha

No abstract provided.


Castle Rushen, Valerie Dawn Hampton Feb 2015

Castle Rushen, Valerie Dawn Hampton

Valerie D Hampton

This picture features Castle Rushen, the royal seat of the Kingdom of Man on the Isle of Man, UK, during the 12th-15th centuries. The Isle of Man is also home to the internationally renown TT races. The motorcyclist rounding the curve of Castle Rushen links a "modern knight" on mount with armor in a very historic setting.


Re-Thinking Burial Dates At A Graeco-Roman Cemetery: Fag El Gamous, Fayoum, Egypt, Kerry Muhlestein, R. Evans, David Whitchurch Jan 2015

Re-Thinking Burial Dates At A Graeco-Roman Cemetery: Fag El Gamous, Fayoum, Egypt, Kerry Muhlestein, R. Evans, David Whitchurch

Kerry Muhlestein

The Fag el-Gamous cemetery is a 125 hectare Graeco-Roman necropolis on the eastern edge of the Fayoum Depression. The 1000 + burials excavated to date at the cemetery are found largely in rectangular shafts at 0.3–3.0 m deep and oriented on an east–west axis. The high burial density, varying between 1.3 and 3.0 burials per square meter, is due in part to multiple burials in the same shaft. The stratigraphically deepest burials in a shaft are buried head east and later burials in the same shaft are buried head west. It has been argued that ...


Displaying Human Remains In Italy, Why It Matters To Italian Museums: Research, Ethics, And Repatriation, Vincent Barraza Apr 2014

Displaying Human Remains In Italy, Why It Matters To Italian Museums: Research, Ethics, And Repatriation, Vincent Barraza

Vincent Barraza

Looking critically at museum collections in Italy exhibiting human remains, this paper examines current display practices and techniques, cultural views on displaying the dead, and explores the controversial topic of “Human Remains vs. Historical Object.” This paper compares the scientific benefits of collecting, analyzing, displaying human remains, in concert with a cultural and physical anthropological analysis, including cultural identity and viewer interpretation.  It argues the ethical and moral issues associated with the exposition of human remains for their historical, scientific or entertainment value. Finally, it explores the principles behind repatriation, including a discussion on ownership and assessing claims to human ...


'Gardens Of Justice': Australian Feminist Law Journal, 2013, Volume 39, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Merima Bruncevic, Leif Dahlberg Jan 2014

'Gardens Of Justice': Australian Feminist Law Journal, 2013, Volume 39, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Merima Bruncevic, Leif Dahlberg

Dr Matilda Arvidsson

FOREWARD: GARDENS OF JUSTICE

Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brannstrom, Leif Dahlberg

Our Gardens of Justice special themed issue of the Australian Feminist Law Journal grew out of the 2012 Critical Legal Conference in Stockholm and its theme of Gardens of Justice, a conference organised by Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brannstrom and Leif Dahlberg. We issued a Call for Papers early in 2013 in which several conference theme questions were repeated. We called for papers devoted to thinking about law and justice as a physical as well as a social environment. The theme suggested a plurality of justice gardens ...


A Presence Of The Past: The Legal Protection Of Singapore’S Archaeological Heritage, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Dec 2013

A Presence Of The Past: The Legal Protection Of Singapore’S Archaeological Heritage, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

Jack Tsen-Ta LEE

Singapore is not well known for its archaeological heritage. In fact, chance finds in the early twentieth century and systematic archaeological excavations since the 1980s conducted at sites around the Singapore River have unearthed artifacts shedding light on the island’s early history. In addition, the value of archaeology for a deeper knowledge of Singapore’s British colonial past is increasingly being recognized. Nonetheless, Singapore law provides only a rudimentary framework to facilitate archaeological investigations and protect cultural artifacts. This article considers how the National Heritage Board Act (Cap 196A, 1994 Rev Ed), the Planning Act (Cap 232, 1998 Rev ...


Ten Years After Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, And U.S. Foreign Relations, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke May 2013

Ten Years After Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, And U.S. Foreign Relations, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In Poland, Revised Edition, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers Jan 2013

Survey Of Historic Jewish Monuments In Poland, Revised Edition, Samuel D. Gruber, Phyllis Myers

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

1995 report to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish sites in Poland. Includes information on the history of Judaism in Poland, as well as the history and current conditions of synagogues and cemeteries.


Autonomous Underwater Vehicles As Tools For Deep-Submergence Archaeology, Christopher N. Roman, Ian Roderick Mather Jan 2013

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles As Tools For Deep-Submergence Archaeology, Christopher N. Roman, Ian Roderick Mather

Christopher N. Roman

Marine archaeology beyond the capabilities of scuba divers is a technologically enabled field. The tool suite includes ship-based systems such as towed side-scan sonars and remotely operated vehicles, and more recently free-swimming autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Each of these platforms has various imaging and mapping capabilities appropriate for specific scales and tasks. Broadly speaking, AUVs are becoming effective tools for locating, identifying, and surveying archaeological sites. This paper discusses the role of AUVs in this suite of tools, outlines some specific design criteria necessary to maximize their utility in the field, and presents directions for future developments. Results are presented ...


Podcast With Morag M. Kersel, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Podcast With Morag M. Kersel, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Die Naturgeschichte Der Griechischen Bronze, Babette Babich Nov 2012

Die Naturgeschichte Der Griechischen Bronze, Babette Babich

Babette Babich

I take up Pliny’s account that 3000 life-sized, bronze statues were to be found in Rhodes, Athens, Olympia, etc. Far from the plaster image of 18th century aestheticism and apart from the modern conception of ‘desire’, the agonistic tradition of competitive contest (not conflict as Nietzsche reminds us), suggests that the Greek found himself against and in tension with such statues. A hermeneutic phenomenological reflection raises the question of the ‘look’ of such bronzes in the context both of art history and aesthetics and I refer to contemporary empirical analogies and research suggesting that ancient statues were modeled from ...


Words In Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy And Poetry, Music And Eros In Hölderlin, Nietzsche, And Heidegger, Babette Babich Nov 2012

Words In Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy And Poetry, Music And Eros In Hölderlin, Nietzsche, And Heidegger, Babette Babich

Babette Babich

No abstract provided.


Professional Artists & Copyright: A Graduate Student’S Guide, Claire E. Parker Feb 2012

Professional Artists & Copyright: A Graduate Student’S Guide, Claire E. Parker

Claire E Parker

A presentation delivered to a group of MFA and PhD students on the subject of artistic practice and Canadian copyright law.


From Stone Circle To Transit Hall. Law And Art In The District Court Buildings In Ängelholm And Helsingborg, Martin Sunnqvist Dec 2010

From Stone Circle To Transit Hall. Law And Art In The District Court Buildings In Ängelholm And Helsingborg, Martin Sunnqvist

Martin Sunnqvist

No abstract provided.


Who Owns The Biblical Past? We All Can, Morag Kersel Dec 2010

Who Owns The Biblical Past? We All Can, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Maitland’S ‘Mesa’ Reassessed: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery In The Eastern Badia, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Morag Kersel Dec 2010

Maitland’S ‘Mesa’ Reassessed: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery In The Eastern Badia, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


In Praise Of Pots, Morag Kersel Dec 2010

In Praise Of Pots, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Jewish Historic Sites And Monuments In Bulgaria (Part 2), Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 2010

Jewish Historic Sites And Monuments In Bulgaria (Part 2), Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

2011 published report of US Commission sponsored survey of Jewish synagogues, former synagogues and cemeteries in Bulgaria carried out in 2005 and 2006, with participation of members of the Jewish community of Bulgaria. The report PDF is in two parts.


Artículo Político Campaña Electoral 2011, Pablo Rosser Dec 2010

Artículo Político Campaña Electoral 2011, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Artículo de opinión del autor, como miembro del PSOE en Alicante.


Effect Of Fire On Phytolith Coloration, Jeffrey Parr May 2010

Effect Of Fire On Phytolith Coloration, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

Dark-colored phytoliths are often found preserved in paleosols and archaeological sediments. Some practitioners believe these darkened phytoliths provide evidence of fire histories, while others suggest alternative reasons for their occurrence. This study examines the effect of fire on phytolith appearance and discusses the extent to which color may be used as proxy evidence for fire. The results of this study demonstrate that under oxidative conditions of openair fire, the color of phytoliths can be altered, although dark-colored phytoliths also occur naturally in some unburned plant species. Despite some overlap observed between burned and unburned color in phytoliths, clear differences are ...


Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser Dec 2009

Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Yolanda Carrion & Pablo Rosser Six wells at Tossal de les Basses in Spain captured a large assemblage of Iberian woodworking debris. The authors’ analysis distinguishes a wide variety of boxes, handles, staves, pegs and joinery made in different and appropriate types of wood, some – like cypress – imported from some distance away. We have here a glimpse of a sophisticated and little known industry of the fourth century BC.


The Three-Figured Reliefs: Copies Or Neoattic Creations?, Peter E. Nulton Ph.D. Dec 2008

The Three-Figured Reliefs: Copies Or Neoattic Creations?, Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

The well-known group of four three-figured reliefs, existing in several copies and once assigned to the Altar of Pity in Athens, has always eluded interpretation as a coherent iconographical program. The four scenes depicted are Orpheus and Eurydice, Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides, Herakles with Perithoos and Theseus, and Medea with the Peliads. Though some have questioned the association of the reliefs with the Altar, the conventional dating has not been challenged, in spite of the growing recognition that some of the pieces (most notably the Orpheus relief) are largely unparalleled in the Classical Greek idiom. Careful reexamination ...


The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2008

The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

DER PRESSBENGEL/THE BONE FOLDER: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN AN AESTHETICALLY- INCLINED BIBLIOPHILE AND A WELL-VERSED-IN-ALL-ASPECTS-OF-THE- CRAFT BOOKBINDER

By Ernst Collin, translated and introduced by Peter D. Verheyen

Der Pressbengel, by Ernst Collin, was originally published in German in 1922. This is its first translation into English. Conceived as a dialogue between a bibliophile and a master bookbinder on all aspects of the bookbinding craft as well as specific techniques, the text also addresses the conflicts between quality and cost and matters of good taste. An introduction by the translator discusses the historical context of the decline of formal training, a ...


Exchanging Totems: Totemism In Baldwin Spencer's Overseas Exchanges, Gareth Knapman Dec 2008

Exchanging Totems: Totemism In Baldwin Spencer's Overseas Exchanges, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

Between 1899 and 1908, the director of the National Museum of Victoria, Walter Baldwin Spencer dispatched, as either gifts or exchanges, multiple collections of Aboriginal objects to museums in Europe and North America. He initially used these collections to promote his and Francis Gillen's ideas and research into totemism. Totemism was one ofthe hot debates of early twentieth century sociology/anthropology, and the collections constructed by Spencer and Gillen were representative of illustrations published in their books. In building his collections, Spencer developed a hierarchy of totemic symbols and 'manufactured' the nurtunja1 (Anartentye) as an Arunta (Arrernte) equivalent of ...


General Information About The Horn Papyri Collection, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College, Peter Gavin Ferriby Dec 2007

General Information About The Horn Papyri Collection, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College, Peter Gavin Ferriby

Peter Gavin Ferriby

These documents are intended to provide worldwide access to the papyri held by Muhlenberg College.  This project presents the scholarly edition of these texts as published by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt 1908-1914, and is not intended to be a contemporary, 21st-century scholarly edition.  For further information about this markup, see the relationship of the published texts and the online edition