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Water and Society from Ancient Times to the Present: Resilience, Decline, and Revival

Federica Sulas, Innocent Pikirayi
August 16, 2018

As water availability, management and conservation become global challenges, there is now wide consensus that historical knowledge can provide crucial information to address present crises, offering unique opportunities to appreciate the solutions and mechanisms societies have developed over...

Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival

Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley
May 18, 2018

Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical...

Losing One's Head in the Ancient Near East: Interpretation and Meaning of Decapitation

Rita Dolce
December 20, 2017

In the Ancient Near East, cutting off someone’s head was a unique act, not comparable to other types of mutilation, and therefore charged with a special symbolic and communicative significance. This book examines representations of decapitation in both images and texts, particularly in the context...

Museums, Power, Knowledge: Selected Essays

Tony Bennett
November 03, 2017

Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault’s account of the relations between knowledge and power and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett’s work...

Baal and the Politics of Poetry

Aaron Tugendhaft
November 02, 2017

Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last...

Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers

Renato Lancellotta, Alessandro Flora, Carlo Viggiani
August 08, 2017

Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that...

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum

Jane Chin Davidson, Sandra Esslinger
July 11, 2017

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have...

Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives

Daniela Pinna
May 19, 2017

Coping with Biological Grown on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives offers hands-on guidance for addressing the specific challenges involved in conserving historical monuments, sculptures, archaeological sites, and caves that have been attacked and colonized by...

The Excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912

Duncan MacKenzie, Shlomo Bunimovitz, Zvi Lederman, Nicoletta Momigliano
July 18, 2016

In 1909 the Scottish archaeologist Duncan Mackenzie, Sir Arthur Evans’s right-hand man on the excavations of the legendary ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos since 1900, was appointed ‘Explorer’ of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF). From the spring of 1910 until December 1912 he was engaged in...

Mathematics and Archaeology

Juan A. Barcelo, Igor Bogdanovic
June 08, 2015

Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also...

In Search of Vikings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England

Stephen E. Harding, David Griffiths, Elizabeth Royles
December 19, 2014

The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in...

Science, Technology and Cultural Heritage

M.A. Rogerio-Candelera
December 01, 2014

The Second International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage was held in Seville, Spain, June 24-27, 2014, under the umbrella of the TechnoHeritage network. TechnoHeritage is an initiative funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity dedicated...