Creation of a new footpath and viewing tower will enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons who dragged the royal burial ship from the River Deben to its final resting place at Sutton Hoo.
There are several ways to classify memory – be it “Individual” or “Collective” as by Maurice Halbwachs, “Social” as by James Fentress and Chris Wickham or “Cultural” as by Jan and Aleida Assmann. Memory, however, has a wide array of expressing itself; the one most notable, and also most subtle, is that of material culture. Material culture may be widely perceived as objects, symbols or places, yet in order to be fully able to comprehend the underlying meaning, one has to be part of the memorial tradition and memorial circle associated with the said expressions of material culture, an aspect of memory highlighted by Pierre Nora in his “Places of Memory”.
We, Stefanie Schild (Hilden) and Daniel Brown (Cologne), are currently organising a range of sessions for the IMC 2018 that explore Material Culture as well as Landscapes and Places in light of the IMC 2018 special focus “Memory” and…
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New and exciting discoveries in Slough… another piece to the Anglo-Saxon puzzle!
Over the years people haven’t always been kind to Slough, Berkshire. In spite of the fact that the town has the second most productive economy in the UK, is the setting for one of the most successful British comedy series of recent years, and is a major transport hub, all too-often people judge the book by the cover and underestimate Slough… Montem Mound, in the Salt Hill area of Slough, is a prime example of how a fascinating story can be hidden beneath an underwhelming exterior – recent work carried out by the Round Mounds Project has shown that Montem Mound is far older than most had imagined, and is in fact part of the story of the earliest development of the social and political structures still in place in England to this day.
“Perhaps to this list of … landmarks in the early development of the political structures of…
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