Category: history

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Tintagel in Late Antiquity

Tintagel in Late Antiquity was a conference, held in Truro, Cornwall, April 21-23.  Although I am pretty much an outsider, both to archeology and to Cornwall (a transplanted American!) I’m really glad I went...

Writing and Responding

Braiding Sweetgrass (2015) is a book about the contemporary relationship between plants and people.  More specifically, it is about the conflict and potential reconciliation between a botanical, scientific, written understanding of plants, and the orally transmitted...

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Inherit the Wind

If you google “inherit the wind,” you’re overwhelmed with information about the film by that name from 1960. It is a dramatization of the infamous 1925 Scopes Trial, in which a schoolteacher is accused...

“Modernism”

David Antin’s wonderful remark about modernism has been coming back to me a lot lately: “From the modernism you want, you get the postmodernism you deserve”.  I’m guessing he said it sometime in the 1970s...