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Eric Klingelhofer

archaeological findings. Varieties of domestic forms There were six domestic forms of vernacular architecture in the Munster Plantation: town houses; tower-houses; plain and fortified manor houses; farm houses; and service buildings. 5 Town houses They certainly must have been built during this period, but there is no sharp difference between previous or later urban domestic structures. Large-scale late and post-medieval merchant houses at Kilkenny and Kilmallock suggest an

in Castles and Colonists
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Architecture, memes and minds
Author: Chris Abel

While there is widespread agreement across disciplines that the identities of individuals, groups and places are significantly interrelated, there are equally divergent views as to the nature and origins of those relationships. The first part of the book highlights that the prime importance of the human body in spatial cognition and human perception generally. In stressing the fundamental role of the body as the medium of all personal experience, the concept of the self that emerges thus far retains a strong unitary core. An alternative theory of extended minds which retains the integrity of individual human agents while embracing the extension of personal powers by external devices is also discussed. The second part looks at the scope of inquiry to take in the wider impact of technology on human evolution and the extended self. Selected writings from some of Stiegler's prominent followers and critics were also examined for what they contribute to our understanding of Stiegler's ideas and their possible further applications. He and his followers continue to fall back upon neo-Darwinian concepts and terminologies in elaborating their ideas. Theories of emergence and self-production, or autopoiesis, are investigated as promising alternatives to orthodox evolutionary theory. The subject of design, function of memes, impacts of the coevolution of humankind and technology on the human mind and the self are some other concepts discussed. The third part of the book focuses talk about cognitive roots of classification and combinativity, the relations between form and content, and vernacular architecture.

Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

diversity of building typologies reflects the traditions and relative wealth of families. It also creates a vernacular architecture that attracts thousands of tourists to Nepal each year. The policy of only providing training for, and technically supporting, the rebuilding of stone, brick and reinforced concrete structures, excludes many other traditional and vernacular building typologies. Timber-frame and light-weight structures are inherently safer in an earthquake than masonry – excluding these traditional and vernacular building typologies is a missed opportunity to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Chris Abel

experience of urban space in the process. Some further impacts on the building types involved were briefly discussed, together with some of the social implications indicative of their contingent effects. The coevolution of the three elements in turn provides plentiful evidence of autopoietic systems at work, the self-producing conditions of which have been sustained in modern times by the ever-growing expansion of low-density suburbs. Widening the range of examples of fluid relations between building form and content, Chapter 9 argued that the evolution of vernacular

in The extended self
Chris Abel

from different periods and locations around the world, from vernacular architecture and the hybridization of imported and local forms, through to urban typologies like the ‘colonial city.’ This leads on to an exposition of related theories of combinatorial innovation and design, from the 173 EXSELF.indb 173 30/07/2014 13:39:22 ‘metaphorical’ theories of creativity advanced by several writers in the last century, to Brian Arthur’s combinatorial theory of technological evolution, supported by his own and other examples. Taking a prominent feature of modern cities

in The extended self
An archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

This book examines life in the leading province of Elizabeth I's nascent empire. It shows how an Ireland of colonising English farmers and displaced Irish ‘savages’ were ruled by an imported Protestant elite from their fortified manors and medieval castles. The book displays how a generation of English ‘adventurers’ including such influential intellectual and political figures as Spenser and Ralegh, tried to create a new kind of England, one that gave full opportunity to their Renaissance tastes and ambitions. Based on decades of research, it details how archaeology had revealed the traces of a short-lived, but significant, culture that has, until now, been eclipsed in ideological conflicts between Tudor queens, Hapsburg hegemony and native Irish traditions.

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Family history, towns, landscape and other specialisms
John Beckett

Taylor has expressed it, his life-long interest in landscape history has ‘necessitated working with a variety of scholars in many disciplines, including archaeology, geography, geology, botany, vernacular architecture and art history’, although he much regretted ‘an increasing number of publications on landscape history involving modernism, structuralism, phenomenology, retrogressive analysis and so on’.28 A journal, Landscape Studies, was founded in 1970, to bring together the practitioners of the subject, archaeological, architectural, and historical. A second

in Writing local history
Amateur enthusiasms and colonial museum policy in British West Africa
Paul Basu

social and cultural transformation. It is worth noting that in his previous posting in the Tanganyikan colonial service, where he served between 1926 and 1952, Hall had also been involved in the establishment of the Tanganyika Society and its journal, Tanganyika Notes and Queries . On retirement from the colonial service he acted as the secretary and later president of the Vernacular Architecture Group, at which time he edited A Bibliography of Vernacular Architecture. 62 He later emigrated to New Zealand

in Curating empire
Invented traditions and ideologies...
Liora Bigon

. In addition, the role of the built-up form in the self-building of colonial identity versus colonised ‘otherness’ will be analysed, showing the intimate connection between racial and spatial politics, and among modernism, historicism and colonialism. The analysis also shows that vernacular architecture in ‘black’, sub-Saharan Africa was ‘Africanised’ by the French colonial regime in a similar

in French colonial Dakar
Brian Hoggard

Introduction to Vernacular Architecture (London, [1981] 1992), p. 110. 20 David Bonner, Archaeological Investigations at All Saints Church, Loughton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service, July 1994, County Museum Technical Centre; Buckinghamshire Sites and Monuments Record, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. 21 For one example see Owen Davies, A People Bewitched: Witchcraft and Magic in Nineteenth-Century Somerset (Bruton, 1999), p. 89. 22 Ernest W. Tilley, ‘A Witch-Bottle from Gravesend’, Archaeologia Cantiana 80 (1965) 252–6. 23 This is an example

in Beyond the witch trials