The Expression & Perception of Space in Wayana

Karen Hough | 2008

Until recently it was assumed that all cultures perceive and express ‘space’ from the ego. However, this belief in a universal phenomenological bias is currently being challenged by many linguists from several disciplines, who believe…



Visiting the Calvario at Mitla, Oaxaca

A critical look at the continuity of a religious practice

William R. Arfman | 2008

In the centre of the Mexican town of Mitla stands a run-down chapel on an overgrown pre-colonial pyramid. The chapel, housing three crosses, is the town’s Calvario, the local representation of the hill on which…



Vóór de veearts kwam...

Volksdiergeneeskunde van weleer

Servais Hutschemakers | 2008

Volksdiergeneeskunde is een vrijwel verdwenen, een wat geheimzinnige wereld van praktische oplossingen, kwakzalverij, toverij, geloof en bijgeloof. Een bijna ontoegankelijke wereld die alleen kan worden betreden door mensen die vertrouwen inboezemen, door intimi. Zo’n vertrouwens…



Photo-Museology

The presence of absence and the absence of presence

Mark Adams and Nicholas Thomas | Forthcoming

Ethnographic museums, now often rebranded as collections of ‘world cultures’, appear permanently problematic, even as their contexts and the orientation of their activities change. Across Europe and elsewhere, curators and other museum staff are committed…



Ikat from Timor and its outer Islands

Insular and Interwoven

Peter ten Hoopen | Forthcoming

This is the first study to focus on ikat of the Timor region from a technical perspective, including microscopy and design analysis of asymmetry, an understudied subject. Paradoxically this technical perspective highlights the human factor.…



The Expression & Perception of Space in Wayana

Karen Hough | 2008

Until recently it was assumed that all cultures perceive and express ‘space’ from the ego. However, this belief in a universal phenomenological bias is currently being challenged by many linguists from several disciplines, who believe…



Visiting the Calvario at Mitla, Oaxaca

A critical look at the continuity of a religious practice

William R. Arfman | 2008

In the centre of the Mexican town of Mitla stands a run-down chapel on an overgrown pre-colonial pyramid. The chapel, housing three crosses, is the town’s Calvario, the local representation of the hill on which…



Vóór de veearts kwam...

Volksdiergeneeskunde van weleer

Servais Hutschemakers | 2008

Volksdiergeneeskunde is een vrijwel verdwenen, een wat geheimzinnige wereld van praktische oplossingen, kwakzalverij, toverij, geloof en bijgeloof. Een bijna ontoegankelijke wereld die alleen kan worden betreden door mensen die vertrouwen inboezemen, door intimi. Zo’n vertrouwens…



Photo-Museology

The presence of absence and the absence of presence

Mark Adams and Nicholas Thomas | Forthcoming

Ethnographic museums, now often rebranded as collections of ‘world cultures’, appear permanently problematic, even as their contexts and the orientation of their activities change. Across Europe and elsewhere, curators and other museum staff are committed…



Ikat from Timor and its outer Islands

Insular and Interwoven

Peter ten Hoopen | Forthcoming

This is the first study to focus on ikat of the Timor region from a technical perspective, including microscopy and design analysis of asymmetry, an understudied subject. Paradoxically this technical perspective highlights the human factor.…






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