Cutting edge Technologies in Ancient Greece

Materials Science applied to trace ancient technologies in the Aegean world Marina Panagiotaki, Ilias Tomazos, ... C., Jungfleisch, J. and Becker, J. (2018) Tracing technoscapes in the production of Eastern Mediterranean wall paintings.

Author: Marina Panagiotaki

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789253016

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This volume examines materials produced with the use of fire and mostly by use of the kiln (metals, plasters, glass and glaze, aromatics). The technologies based on fire have been considered high-tech technologies and they have contributed to the evolution of man throughout history. Papers highlight technical innovations of the technician/artist/pyrotechnologist that lived in the Aegean (mainland Greece and the islands) during the Bronze Age, the Classical and the Byzantine periods.

A Trace for the Next Generation

on Benedict Anderson's (1983) notion of imagined communities, Appadurai (1990) proposes five “scapes” as the building blocks of an imagined world, defined as “the multiple worlds that are constituted by the historically situated ...

Author: Chike McLoyd

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648025952

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Based on eighteen months of ethnographic research in a high school E.L.L. classroom, this study contributes to the fields of new literacies studies and critical pedagogy by showing how transnational Black youth theorize and negotiate intersections of racism, justice, and education. Drawing on a multidimensional approach for understanding how racism is reproduced and resisted across various domains of power, the author shows how two young men from Haiti theorize the U.N. and INGO occupation of post-earthquake Haiti; a disjuncture between how Africa and Haiti are (mis)known in the U.S. and students’ lived realities in their respective countries of origin; and finally, students’ analysis of structural racism in the U.S. through a Justice for Trayvon unit that was co-taught from March-May 2012, when Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and Stand Your Ground became household names. The author concludes by suggesting that we move toward a “lessons against white supremacies” framework for critical pedagogy. This framework draws on centering counter–narratives and thinking through the notion of decolonial love to reframe everyday classroom praxis. Culturally informed, antiracist pedagogies must begin with students’ theoretical work and experiential knowledge. Such an approach transforms classrooms into spaces for students to not only interrogate racism but also create (counter) texts that represent their subjectivities as young Black people in the 21st century.

Tracing Technoscapes

The book provides insights into the various technical approaches and underlying bodies of knowledge in the different wall painting traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age and sheds light on how these may have been interwoven.

Author: Johannes Becker


ISBN: 9088906882

Category: History

Page: 230

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Colorful surface treatments form an integral element of vernacular and élite architecture of ancient societies. This is also true for the various regions of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., where elaborate wall paintings furnished temples, tombs, palatial buildings, and in general more elaborate houses. From a present-day perspective, these rich images provide invaluable insights into past realities as well as interconnections between different visual systems. However, beyond stunning images, the materiality of wall paintings implicates a whole range of specific technical choices and gestures executed during the artistic process. The bodies of knowledge immanent in the practice of plaster and pigment preparation, in the application of paint and in the conception and execution of compositions allow us to compare the wall painting corpora of the Eastern Mediterranean on a technical level and to trace differences and similarities in a cross-cultural perspective. Evolved from an interdisciplinary workshop held at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna, this volume provides insights into the various technical approaches and underlying bodies of knowledge in the different wall painting traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and West Asia and throws light on the way and extent of their possible interwovenness. Moreover, it seeks to overcome regional as well as disciplinary isolation of technical studies by bringing together authors of different scientific backgrounds ranging between Conservational Studies, Archaeometry, Prehistory, Egyptology, as well as Western Asiatic and Classical Archaeology. In doing so, the book permits an interdisciplinary perspective on this field of study. This book is equally intended for archaeologists, art historians, conservators and the interested layperson and hopes to stimulate more research in this direction in future.

Excavations at Tel Kabri

In Tracing Technoscapes: The Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean, ed.J. Becker, J.Jungfleisch, andC. vonRüden, 235–252. Leiden: Sidestone. Muller,B.1995.Lespeinturesmuralesdel'EuphrateàlaMéditer- ranée: ...

Author: Assaf Yasur-Landau

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004425729

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Tel Kabri was the center of a Canaanite polity during the first half of the second millennium BCE. This volume presents the results of the archaeological work done at the site from 2005 to 2011.

Globalization Women and Health in the Twenty First Century

However, Appadurai has drawn attention to the significance of sociocultural factors by suggesting that global pressures can be traced through a distinct set of “scapes” or dimensions of interaction classified as: ○ finanscapes—the flow ...

Author: I. Kickbusch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403977052

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health and globalization. This book brings together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and activists to explore the new risks and freedoms for men and women in a global society and their health determinants. They map the gendered impact of these processes and present a health landscape that takes us beyond nation states into trans-border flows of capital, people, goods and services. Each chapter begins with a global analysis of specific trends followed by two 'In Perspective' pieces by authors from contrasting disciplines and geographies.

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography

In Tracing Technoscapes: The Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by J. Becker, J. Jungfleisch, and C. von Rüden, 120–148. Leiden. Magen, B. 2011. Steinerne Palimpseste: Zur Wiederverwendung von ...

Author: Vanessa Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190604653

Category: History

Page: 680

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The unique relationship between word and image in ancient Egypt is a defining feature of that ancient culture's records. All hieroglyphic texts are composed of images, and large-scale figural imagery in temples and tombs is often accompanied by texts. Epigraphy and palaeography are two distinct, but closely related, ways of recording, analyzing, and interpreting texts and images. This Handbook stresses technical issues about recording text and art and interpretive questions about what we do with those records and why we do it. It offers readers three key things: a diachronic perspective, covering all ancient Egyptian scripts from prehistoric Egypt through the Coptic era (fourth millennium BCE-first half of first millennium CE), a look at recording techniques that considers the past, present, and future, and a focus on the experiences of colleagues. The diachronic perspective illustrates the range of techniques used to record different phases of writing in different media. The consideration of past, present, and future techniques allows readers to understand and assess why epigraphy and palaeography is or was done in a particular manner by linking the aims of a particular effort with the technique chosen to reach those aims. The choice of techniques is a matter of goals and the records' work circumstances, an inevitable consequence of epigraphy being a double projection: geometrical, transcribing in two dimensions an object that exists physically in three; and mental, an interpretation, with an inevitable selection among the object's defining characteristics. The experiences of colleagues provide a range of perspectives and opinions about issues such as techniques of recording, challenges faced in the field, and ways of reading and interpreting text and image. These accounts are interesting and instructive stories of innovation in the face of scientific conundrum.

The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age

Becker 2018: J. Bwecker, J. Jungfleisch, and C. von Rüden eds., Tracing Technoscapes: The Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean, Leiden. Bietak 2007: M. Bietak, N. Marinatos, and C. Palivou, ...

Author: Jean-Claude Poursat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108571197

Category: Social Science


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The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age offers a comprehensive chronological and geographical overview of one of the most important civilizations in human history. Jean-Claude Poursat's volume provides a clear path through the rich and varied art and archaeology of Aegean prehistory, from the Neolithic period down to the end of the Bronze Age. Charting the regional differences within the Aegean world, his study covers the full range of material evidence, including architecture, pottery, frescoes, metalwork, stone, and ivory, all lucidly arranged by chapter. With nearly 300 illustrations, this volume is one of the most lavishly illustrated treatments of the subject yet published. Suggestions for further reading provide an up-to-date entry point to the full richness of the subject. Originally published in French, and translated by the author's collaborator Carl Knappett, this edition makes Poursat's deep knowledge of the Aegean Bronze Age available to an English-language audience for the first time.

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

Tracing technoscapes : the production of Bronze Age wall paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean . Leiden : Sidestone , 85-100 . ) Bertsch , J. 2019. Preliminary report on the wall paintings Middle Kingdom Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean ...

Author: Karen Radner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190687571

Category: History

Page: 976

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"The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East offers a comprehensive and fully illustrated survey of the history of Egypt and Western Asia (Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Iran) in five volumes, from the emergence of complex states to the conquest of Alexander of Great. The authors represent a highly international mix of leading academics whose expertise brings alive the people, places and times of the remote past. The emphasis lies firmly on the political and social histories of the states and communities under investigation. The individual chapters present the key textual and material sources underpinning the historical reconstruction, giving special attention to the most recent archaeological finds and how they have impacted our interpretation. The first volume covers the long period from the mid-tenth millennium to the late third millennium BC and presents the history of the Near East in ten chapters "From the Beginnings to Old Kingdom Egypt and the Dynasty of Akkad". Key topics include the domestication of animals and plants, the first permanent settlements, the subjugation and appropriation of the natural environment, the emergence of complex states and belief systems, the invention of the earliest writing systems and the wide-ranging trade networks that linked diverse population groups across deserts, mountains and oceans"--

The Delta Survey Workshop Proceedings from Conferences held in Alexandria 2017 and Mansoura 2019

Volume I, Oxford: 65–120. LACOVARA, P. 1997. The New Kingdom Royal City, London & New York. LACOVARA, P. & A. WINKELS. 2018. Malqata — The Painted Palace, in J. Becker, J. Jungfleisch & C. von Rüden (ed.) Tracing Technoscapes.

Author: Ayman Wahby

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781803272900

Category: History

Page: 325

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This volume comprises the proceedings of two conferences organised by the Delta Survey Project held in Alexandria in 2017 and Mansoura in 2019. The papers contain the results of the latest fieldwork from the Nile Delta and Sinai.

The Multi Sensory Image from Antiquity to the Renaissance

In Tracing Technoscapes: the Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by J. Becker, J. Jungfleisch, and C. von Rüden. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Hirsch, Ethel. Painted Decoration on the Floors of Bronze ...

Author: Heather Hunter-Crawley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315519838

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This volume responds to calls in visual and material cultural studies to move beyond the visual and to explore the multi-sensory impact of the image, across a wide range of cultural and historical contexts. What does it mean to practise art history after the material and sensory turns? What is an image, if not a purely visual phenomenon, and how does it prompt non-visual sensory experiences? The multi-sensoriality of the image was a less challenging concept before the ocularcentric modern age, and so this volume brings together a global array of scholars from multiple disciplines to ask these questions of imagery in premodern or non-western contexts, ranging from Minoan palace frescoes, to Roman statues, early church sermons, tombs of Byzantine saints, museum displays of Islamic artefacts of scent, medieval depictions of the voice, and Stuart court masques. Each chapter presents a means of appreciating images beyond the visual, demonstrating the new information and understanding that consequently can be gleaned from their material. As a collection, these chapters offer the student and scholar of art history and visual culture an array of exciting new approaches that can be applied to appreciate the multi-sensoriality of images in any context, as well as prompts for reflection on future directions in the study of imagery. The Multi-Sensory Image thus illustrates that it is not only possible to explore the non-visual impact of images, but imperative.