Tag Archives: Objects

The power of Place

Place attachment I have an incredible attachment to place; but what is place attachment, and what is this to do with history? How do we relate to it? Interact with it? Experience it? Understand place? How (if at all) is … Continue reading

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Making time for recycling

Some people think that recycling is a new idea, but in fact it has been around for years. Before the days of cheap mass produced products, things were made by the hand of the skilled craftsperson. Items were crafted with care, … Continue reading

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History is not an Island, it is a Bridge to the Past

The attraction for ‘how things were’ is determined by a sense of wistfulness, and is driven by distant memories, stories and anecdotes told by parents, grandparents and other family members. This and other memories, images and feeling are created and … Continue reading

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Landscape and Place, an Enlargement of Consciousness

Now this must be the sweetest place From here to heaven’s end; The field is white and flowering lace, The birches leap and bend Place attachment is the way we relate, interact, experience and understand our relationship with our environment, … Continue reading

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Time – A new look at an age old past

“Somehow I had to send myself back in time, to open out the memories and see what they had to offer” Time is a complex concept, which is most rigorously analysed by philosophers, physicists and astronomers. History is the systematic … Continue reading

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Lilly’s Story – Objects and Collections – Public History

Why should Lilly’s story be of interest to historians, and why is this public History? Public history is perhaps one of the fastest growing sub fields within the historical profession, as it allows the use of the traditional historical skills … Continue reading

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Statues, Monuments and Buildings

Statues, monuments and buildings are not just a ghostly presence from the past in our public spaces. They have different meaning and significance in the present for different people. Complex buildings, monuments and memorials that are focal sites of remembrance … Continue reading

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