As an ex-scholar of antiquity with a PhD in Roman archaeology I want to say that pulling down statues is part of human tradition in Europe and North Africa, and fulfills an important role in human society. Statues, plaques, epigraphy (and civic buildings) are typically power being exercised or placated. What do we do when… Continue reading Reading the removal of a statue from the perspective of an (ex) Roman scholar
Archaeological Profession Pulls Together in Face of Recession Or not. I’ve been watching the comments going up on one of the BAJR’s forum threads (most of it is here) with interest. Like a lot of people I’ve been a critic of the IFA but I was impressed they got the recession seminar up and running… Continue reading News – more recession depression
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