From Antiquities to Heritage
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From Antiquities to Heritage

Transformations of Cultural Memory
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ISBN-13:
9781782382997
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
188
Autor:
Anne Eriksen
Serie:
1, Time and the World: Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Transformations
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage sites? This book argues that the transformations concern more than words alone: They reflect fundamental changes in the way we experience the past, and the way historical objects are assigned meaning and value in the present. This book presents a series of cases from Norwegian culture to explore how historical objects and sites have changed in meaning over time. It contributes to the contemporary debates over collective memory and cultural heritage as well to our knowledge about early modern antiquarianism.

Acknowledgements

Introduction



  • Research Questions and Perspectives

  • Between Heritage Studies and Antiquarianism

  • The Scope and Content of the Book


Chapter 1. Heritage and Cultural Memory



  • Regimes of Historicity

  • The Cult of Monuments


Chapter 2. In Search of Ancient Heroes



  • Topographies and the Space of Experience

  • What’s in a Name?

  • The Implications of Space

  • Hallingdal and Thrace

  • A Familiar Realm


Chapter 3. Antiquarianism and Epistemic Virtue



  • Facts from Stones

  • From Mortar to Grammar

  • Epistemic Virtues

  • Schøning, the Historian


Chapter 4. Ruins and Time



  • Rudera: Decay, Vestiges and Remains

  • Ruin Romanticism

  • Sensibility and National Glory


Chapter 5. Mediaeval Monuments



  • The Discovery of the Stave Churches

  • Material Evidence – a New Approach

  • J.S. Dahl and the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments

  • History and the Nation

  • A Change of Regimes?


Chapter 6. Museums to Preserve Our Past



  • Systems, Specimens and Antiquities

  • National Awakening

  • Between Temporality and Topography

  • Conflicts and Invisibilities

  • Museums and History


Chapter 7. Monuments and Memorials



  • From Royal Glory to Civic Virtue

  • Standing Stones and Universal Values

  • All of Us – Resistance as a Collective Project

  • Time Witnesses

  • At the Museum


Chapter 8. Cultural Property, Cultural Heritage



  • Bring Him Home!

  • From Property to Heritage

  • Unique, but Not Particular


Chapter 9. Heritage Today



  • Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digitalisation – Heritage Year 2009

  • The Heritage of Everyday Life

  • Doing Heritage

  • From Change to Choice – by Way of a Conclusion


References
Index

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