Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Sept. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Metageitnion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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In 1753, Sir Hans Sloane bequeathed his collection of over 70,000 objects to the nation, founding the British Museum’s collection, and those that would become the British Library and Natural History Museum. His collection spanned from natural history specimens to ancient sculpture, plants and contemporary 18th-century objects. But Sloane’s collecting is tied closely to colonialism, empire and slavery – his family profited from sugar plantations in Jamaica worked by enslaved people, and some of the objects in his collection were also collected with assistance from enslaved people. So how do we navigate Sloane’s story in the 21st century? Guests Miranda Lowe and James Delbourgo explore Sloane’s life, collecting and legacy with Hartwig Fischer and Sushma Jansari, and examine the role of slavery and enslaved people in his collection and collecting practices. They also consider how museums should respond to these histories and to figures like Sloane.
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- [BMCR] Fernando Lozano Gómez, Alfonso Álvarez-Ossorio Rivas, Carmen Alarcon Hernandez, The present of antiquity: reception, recovery, reinvention of the Ancient World in current popular culture. Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Antiquité (ISTA), n°1476. Besançon: Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2019.
- [BMCR] Thomas A. Szlezák, Aufsätze zur griechischen Literatur und Philosophie. Baden-Baden: Academia Verlag, 2019.
- [BMCR] Stefanos Gimatzidis, Magda Pieniazek, Sila Mangalaglu-Votruba, Archaeology across frontiers and borderlands. Fragmentation and connectivity in the north Agean and the central Balkans from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. OREA, 9. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2018.
- [Classical Journal ~ PDF] Once and Future Antiquities
- [Ancient History Bulletin ~ PDF] Lynn Kozak reviewing M. Telò and M. Mueller, The Materialities of Greek Tragedy: Objects and Affect in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides (31-34)
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the deaths of noble youths.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)