Tag: Cultural Heritage

New Publication: At Ahura Mazda’s Throne, by Vladimir Karasev (Academy of Science of Uzbekistan)

info@centraleurasia.org , October 10th, 2020


Editor’s note: We present here a brief overview of a new publication by Vladimir Karasev, currently available in Russian language: “Среди величайших религий мира Зороастризм выделяется своей духовно-н…


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Navigating the Maze: Models of Cultural Revitalization in HBO’s Westworld

Emma Louise Backe , March 16th, 2020


By Haley Bryant  The Maze on Kissy’s scalp HBO’s 2016 reboot of the 1970’s sci-fi film Westworld is not only one of the most visually interesting television programs…


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Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Chelsea Horton , February 19th, 2020


Trump’s Twitter intimidation may have been politically expedient bluster. But, it threatened our collective cultural legacy, regional stability, and scientific inquiry. When United States President D…


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Do We Inherit Abandoned Game Worlds?

Evan Conaway , November 27th, 2018


When you’re playing an online game and it gets shut down, typically a message flashes on the screen that says something like: “You have been disconnected from the…


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Reclaiming a Broken Future for the Past

Kathryn Sampeck , October 4th, 2018


The revolution in information and communications technologies, which had so much promise for broadening access and participation in scholarship, certainly seems much darker and more ominous now. Socia…


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Visualising the past: crafting respectability in Seychelles and London #ThinkingVisually

Mairi O’Gorman , June 2nd, 2017


In some research contexts, it is all but impossible to neglect the visual. Prior to beginning research on knowledge and intimacy in Seychelles and in London (with the…


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UNESCO frictions: Heritage-making across global governance

Chiara Bortolotto , September 19th, 2016


Destructed under global media coverage, exalted as identity symbol, traded and purchased, heritage is taking on a growing and controversial role in the making of social and political…


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More than Scenery: National Parks Preserve Our History and Culture

Antoinette Jackson , August 3rd, 2016


Antoinette Jackson talks with former president Jimmy Carter about the nearly vanished town of Archery, which occupied part of Carter’s boyhood farm. Photo courtesy of the USF Heritage…


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Curating Gathering Voices

Diana Marsh , May 20th, 2016


An Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society On April 15th the American Philosophical Society (APS) opened the third in a series of exhibitions on Thomas Jefferson—a member and…


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Activating and Deactivating Heritage Symbols

Tiffany Cain , May 16th, 2016


On the Tubman $20 and Other Symbolic Controversies After a long controversy between students and upper-level administration, Yale University decided not to remove the name of John C….


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Using Satellite Imagery to Monitor Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Elyse Bailey , April 7th, 2016


The military conflict that now consumes Syria and neighboring parts of Iraq and Turkey, the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent, are home to an extraordinarily rich archaeological…


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Where We Draw the Lines

Scott Hutson , March 9th, 2016


Weighing Commitments to Community and Heritage The AAA Statement of Ethics asks anthropologists to “do no harm,” an injunction that is deceptively simple. After all, anthropologists can rarely…


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