Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tweets Digitally Archived at Library of Congress

The mission statement of the Library of Congress reads: “The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future … Continue reading

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African Dance, Heritage on Display in Brooklyn

An interesting cultural heritage article, “So, You Think It’s African Dance?” by Alastair Macaulay, appeared in the Arts section of the New York Times last week (18 May 2010). Macaulay takes as his starting point the upcoming DanceAfrica festival, held annually by the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage Versus Commerce

A March 2010 article in the New York Times, “When Scholarship and Tribal Heritage Face Off Against Commerce,” highlighted a tenuous cultural heritage situation ongoing in Oxford, Alabama, where the fate of an archaeological site remains in jeopardy because of the … Continue reading

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World Heritage Status for Austrian Village’s Starry Skies

Grossmugl, a small village (pop. 1600) located in Lower Austria, is seeking UNESCO world heritage status for the protection of its starry skies, reports an article posted last week in Earth Times. Villagers are upset about excessive light pollution coming from Vienna, … Continue reading

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His Maker’s Artifice: Literatary Critique As Method of Dating

Kudos for a recent post found on His Maker’s Artifice, a new and very interesting blog written by Stephanie Wills, a graduate student in English Language and Literature at University College. The blog takes as its premise, “old art, new … Continue reading

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Negative Memory Bulldozed in Sri Lanka

A March post on Culture in Peril, titled “Remembering to Remember at Holocaust Museums,” discussed the topic of memory and its crucial role in effecting proper negotiation of tragic negative events. I wrote, [T]he key premise of this blog post: museum … Continue reading

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Iraqi Cultural Week Begins

Saturday marked the beginning of Iraqi Cultural Week, as part of host Qatar’s “Doha, Capital of Arab Culture 2010.” This event, which goes through this Wednesday, features exhibitions and folk performances at the Qatar National Theatre by a delegation of … Continue reading

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