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E Pluribus... Ummm...

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Even to a Briton, it can sound like something one might find in the Dictionary of Imaginary Places:

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The Modern Namesake of a Legendary King and the Ancient Remains at Stonehenge

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You can learn surprising things at academic conferences, and at one of them some comments on Stonehenge gained a contribution from a delegate in the audience who had had experience of negotiating with druids. Also, if memory serves, with other druids who were disinclined to talk to the first lot of druids. This is doubtless not …

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How Fast Is a Culture?

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What must cultures be like for this to be possible...?

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When World Heritage Gets Forkable

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When culinary traditions can be formally recognised as significant cultural heritage, it was only a matter of time before U.N.E.S.C.O. found itself having to consider the possibility of digital world heritage. Assuming that a website occupies a suitable level of individuation to begin with, I’d have favoured Archive.org, but in fact it’s Wikipedia that’s being proposed …

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Quantification by Nation of Appreciation

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Can completing a book affect or reflect its cultural ties?

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Displays’ Displacement

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When you see an artwork ‘in context’, how expansive is that context? How far can a work move before it becomes ‘decontextualized... in a different space’?

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