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BKLYN – DUMBO – WMB

Originally posted on emma johnson:
Fascinating stuff with maps … emma johnson View original post

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The Stone Book Quartet

Originally posted on The Museum of Thin Objects:
I’ve come by a circuitous route to Alan Garner. His books weren’t a part of my childhood or adolescent reading and though I’ve had a 1970’s (?) copy of The Stone Book…

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Making Art From Maps

Originally posted on emma johnson:
Making Art From Maps by Jill K. Berry I am very proud to have my work featured in this beautiful new book by Jill K. Berry. available from all good bookstores now 🙂

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Acadia at the Beginning of the 18th Century

Originally posted on All About Canadian History:
Cartography Series: Because who doesn’t love looking at old maps? This blog series looks at the cartographic development of Canada. Carte De L’Acadie Contenant by Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin (1702). [Source] Please click on the image…

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100 years ago today – Antonio Gramsci, ‘I Hate New Year’s Day’

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
I shared this a year ago, but since it was 100 years ago today… here is the translation of Antonio Gramsci, ‘I Hate New Year’s Day’, again. This text was first pub­lished in Avanti!, Turin edi­tion,…

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Christmas Trilogy 2015 Part 3: Roll out the barrel.

Originally posted on The Renaissance Mathematicus:
The village master taught his little school The village all declared how much he knew, ‘Twas certain he could write, and cipher too; Lands he could measure, times and tides presage, And e’en the…

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Book Review: On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe

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Originally posted on The Museum of Thin Objects:
Thorpe, A. (2014) On Silbury Hill Little Toller Books ISBN 978 1 908213 24 2 All impressive detective-work and field research aside, On Silbury Hill is a fine stand-alone memoir. But it’s more…

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Reflections on exhibition: life after Indigenous Australia

The British Museum exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation was the focus for my MA dissertation. It had a great impact on me, or perhaps I should say they had a great impact on me – the exhibition and the dissertation. … Continue reading

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Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation

On 23rd April this year, at 10 am, the barrier at the bottom of the steps was removed and the doors of Room 35 at the British Museum were opened to the general public. Despite the speed and enthusiasm of … Continue reading

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Metaphors for the flaneur: ‘Botanizing’

Originally posted on Hybrid Flaneur:
Text: Bill Psarras © 2015 Understanding metaphors Metaphors have been used from an array of intellectual voices to describe the dynamic constellation of flaneur, city, walking and senses. Yet, before entering into such a constellation, I would…

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