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Tower houses and waterways
Victoria L. McAlister

, 1988; Kean, 1995 ). It may not be coincidence that the tower house can be used as a navigational aid, considering that its original occupier was John Sely, Bishop of Down. Pilots could have rowed out from either of the local port towns of Portaferry or Strangford, both sites of tower houses which commanded their respective harbours, to meet ships intending to pass through the Narrows, to guide them safely in. The Narrows is an appropriately named tidal passage passable when travelling in the same direction as the tide. Since vessels may have had to wait up to eight

in The Irish tower house
James Breasted’s early scientific network
Kathleen Sheppard

with one of the foremost scholars of the day, Adolf Erman (Abt, 2011: 19–26). After three years of intense study with Erman, a brutal exam process, and a dissertation written in German, then translated and hand-written in Latin for publication, Breasted earned his doctoral degree. Although he had completed all the university requirements to earn the title Herr Doktor der Philosophie Breasted, Hochwohlgeborner, and had a job waiting for him at the new University of Chicago, he still had to make the journey to and through Egypt to establish himself as a true

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
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Ian Wedde

what history tells us would be true, past events have not yet occurred but are waiting to do so at the moment when we think of them.6 Despite its tragic and traumatic historical context, the experience of time that Sebald describes through Austerlitz will be familiar to many of us. In my own case, I remember a particular moment in which a set of vivid sensory experiences caused a hallucinatory flashback to a time in my childhood, a kind of experience shared by many people I have spoken to about it, and made famous, of course, in Volume 1, ‘Swann’s Way’, of Marcel

in Curatopia
The last Saite ruler, Psamtek III
Roger Forshaw

‘Arabs’11, the local desert inhabitants, which was deemed crucial to the logistics of sending an army across the Sinai desert.12 Cambyses took the advice and signed a formal treaty with the king of the ‘Arabs’ to enlist his help.13 In 525 BC, with these desert-dwellers as his guides, and camels laden with waterskins, Cambyses successfully crossed the northern Sinai and entered Egypt via the Pelusiac branch of the river Nile.14 Psamtek had taken up positions near the coast at Pellusium with his Egyptian and mercenary army and waited for the Persian attack. Despite a

in Egypt of the Saite pharaohs, 664–525 BC
Post-connoisseurial dystopia and the profusion of things
Sharon Macdonald and Jennie Morgan

end. There’s so much that we could collect and that we could display, so many stories that we could tell. Already, we have so much. Actually, we even have so much that we haven’t fully catalogued or researched yet – our backlog is pretty scary, well, as you can see – those things on the tables over there waiting to be catalogued are just part of it. And don’t even ask about digitisation. We are hardly alone in this. So many museums are in this position. Our storage is already filled to bursting point, so it is really hard to justify collecting more. But at the same

in Curatopia
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Katherine Fennelly

block was the physical access point for the use of all classes of visitor or patient admissions. In the early asylum plans, these blocks took on a textbook plan, usually including an entrance hall, a waiting room, an office, and staff quarters. Common to most admission blocks were a waiting room, board or committee meeting rooms, the offices or living spaces of the manager (and sometimes his family), an inspection lobby, and a physician’s room (based on Watson and Pritchett 1819 ; Irish Architectural Archive Murray Collection: 0092/046–0420–422; Copies of all

in An archaeology of lunacy
James Clifford

collections. Even in the so-called new museums or in local cultural centres, the task of the curator always involves deciding what to save and what to lose, what to remember and what to tell, what gets performed and what stays off-stage, what is translated (made new) and what is consigned to oblivion. Moreover, to speak of ‘deciding’ these questions is misleading. Time does not wait for us to make up our minds. My first example is provided by the anthropologist Nelson Graburn in an article for a special section on ‘Indigenous curating’ in the journal Museum Anthropology in

in Curatopia
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A Tongan ‘akau in New England
Ivan Gaskell

man named Mick or Dick Russell from drowning; and, third, that Russell had given him the club as a token of his esteem and thanks, for Hammond reports that Russell ‘valued it pretty high’. The second part of the document gives an account of the rescue in Darius Hammond’s voice: It was a party I led out sailing & he fell overboard & he never come up & I waited until I saw the bubbles a-comin’ up & I leave a blue fish trail [i.e. drail] over the place & drew it gently & fetched him in the side & he was full of water down there but he come up as light as a pound weight

in Curatopia
Felix Kanitz and Balkan archaeology
Vladimir V. Mihajlović

Ottoman Empire. By 1867, the country had become de facto independent, though formal recognition had to wait until the Congress of Berlin, in 1878. Lastly, in 1882 Serbia became a kingdom. These changes in the formal status of the country were followed by a complete transformation upon a Western and Central European model: the abolition of feudalism, adoption of several constitutions, construction of roads and railways, reorganisation of administration and so forth (Petrovich, 1976; Pavlowitch, 1999; Luković, 2011). First and foremost, the winds of change blew ROBERTS

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh
Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

her work. In accordance with the French protocol there was also a sanction from the highest level: ‘M. Reinach has no objections to your admission… Your key and your equipment wait for you at the office’ (Letter from Henri Hubert to Hanna Rydh, 6 October 1924).2 Quite obviously, Hanna encountered an attitude of warm welcome and she stayed for one-and-a-half months to finish her work. Through these French sojourns, even if they had occurred with intervals, she must have had the opportunity to follow Hubert’s thinking for two years. ROBERTS 9781526134554 PRINT

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology