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Items in Auxiliary Sciences of History (Archaeology, Genealogy, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Creating autoethnographies / Tessa Muncey
    CT 25 M86 2010eb

  • Bringing back the past : historical perspectives on Canadian archaeology / edited by Pamela Jane Smith & Donald Mitchell
    CC 101 C3B74 1998eb

  • The man who knew everything : the strange life of Athanasius Kircher / Marilee Peters ; illustrations by Roxanna Bikadoroff
    CT 1098 K46P48 2017eb

  • Digital cultural heritage : final conference of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie initial training network for digital cultural heritage, ITN-DCH 2017, Olimje, Slovenia, May 23-25, 2017, revised selected papers M. Ioannides (ed.)
    CC135

  • Computational studies on cultural variation and heredity / Ji-Hyun Lee, editor
    CC135

  • An Introduction to Zooarchaeology / by Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
    CC1-960

  • Environmental Archaeology : Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches / Evangelia Pįskin, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Marta Bartkowiak, editors
    CC81

  • Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films / Delphine Letort, Benaouda Lebdai, editors
    CT21

  • From Stonehenge to Las Vegas : archaeology as popular culture / Cornelius Holtorf
    CC 165 H65 2005eb
    Indiana Jones. Lara Croft. Archaeologist as folk hero, detective, treasure hunter. The meaning of things below the surface. The life history of Stonehenge. Las Vegas' Luxor Hotel. Copies of artifacts as contemporary kitch. The connections between archaeology and contemporary culture are endless. Cornelius Holtorf merges archaeological and cultural theory to take readers on an erudite tour of these intersections, using wide-ranging examples and compelling images to support his often controversial theses. Deliberately blurring the borders between past people and present meanings, this ambitious project seeks no less than the redefinition of the term 'archaeology.' Equal parts amusing, infuriating, and provocative, this work will interest students and teachers in archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies and human geography, as well as professionals in heritage management and museums.

  • Geophysical methods for cultural heritage management / Marilena Cozzolino, Elisa Di Giovanni, Paolo Mauriello, Salvatore Piro, Daniela Zamuner
    CC135

  • Digital research and education in architectural heritage : 5th Conference, DECH 2017, and First Workshop, UHDL 2017, Dresden, Germany, March 30-31, 2017, Revised selected papers / Sander Münster, Kristina Friedrichs, Florian Niebling, Agnieszka Seidel-Grzesińska (eds.)
    CC135

  • Introduction to Western Culture : Cultural History, Religion, Politics, Folklore and Tourism / Guobin Xu, Yanhui Chen, Lianhua Xu, editors
    CB245

  • Understanding Western culture : philosophy, religion, literature and organizational culture / Guobin Xu, Yanhui Chen, Lianhua Xu, editors
    CB245

  • Railway Photographic Advertising in Britain, 1900-1939 by Alexander Medcalf
    CB481

  • New Perspectives on the History of Facial Hair Framing the Face / edited by Jennifer Evans, Alun Withey
    CB481

  • Autobiography and decolonization : modernity, masculinity, and the nation-state / Philip Holden
    CT 25 H65 2008
    Philip Holden reveals deeply gendered connections between the writing of individual lives and of the narratives of nations emerging from colonialism. Autobiography and Decolonization is the first book to give serious academic attention to autobiographies of nationalist leaders in the process of decolonization, attending to them not simply as partial historical documents, but as texts involved in remaking the world views of their readers.             Holden examines Mohandas K. Gandhi's An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth , Marcus Garvey's fragmentary Autobiography ,Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford's Ethiopia Unbound , Lee Kuan Yew's The Singapore Story , Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom , Jawaharlal Nehru's An Autobiography , and Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah .             Holden argues that these examples of life writing have had significant influence on the formation of new, and often profoundly gendered, national identities. These narratives constitute the nation less as an imagined community than as an imagined individual. Moving from the past to the promise of the future, they mediate relationships between public and private, and between individual and collective stories. Ultimately, they show how the construction of modern selfhood is inextricably linked to the construction of a postcolonial polity.

  • The future : a very short introduction / Jennifer M. Gidley
    CB 161 G53 2017
    From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. We have always yearned to know what lies ahead, whether threat or safety, scarcity or abundance. Throughout human history, our forebears tried to create certainty in the unknown, byseeking to influence outcomes with sacrifices to gods, preparing for the unexpected with advice from oracles, and by reading the stars through astrology. As scientific methods improve and computer technology develops we become ever more confident of our capacity to predict and quantify the future byaccumulating and interpreting patterns form the past, yet the truth is there is still no certainty to be had. In this Very Short Introduction Jennifer Gidley considers some of our most burning questions: What is "the future"?; Is the future a time yet to come?; Or is it a utopian place?; Does the future have a history?; Is there only one future or are there many possible futures? She asks if the future canever be truly predicted or if we create our own futures - both hoped for and feared - by our thoughts, feelings, and actions, and concludes by analysing how we can learn to study the future.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Strehlow Archive : explorations in old and new media / Hart Cohen
    CD 973.2 C64 2018

    The Strehlow Archive is one of Australia's most important collections of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to the ceremonial life of Aboriginal people. The aim of this book is to provide a significant study of the relationship of archives to contemporary forms of digital mediation. The volume introduces a specific archive, the Strehlow Collection, and tracks the ways in which its materials and research dissemination practices are influenced by media forms we now identify with the emergence of digital technology.


  • Racial realities in Europe / by Lothrop Stoddard
    CB 195 S8
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