This book addresses a wide range of philosophical problems about history and the semantics of time. Point of departure is the distinction between events under the description of past witnesses and their contemporaries and events under the description of historians. Its main claim is that a thesis on the past is exemplified rather than being justified by the available evidence.The book will not only appeal to philosophers and historians, but to students and scholars across the humanities.
Museums in a Digital Culture
Edited by Chiel van den Akker and Susan Legêne Amsterdam University Press, 2017 Library of Congress AM125.M88 2016 | Dewey Decimal 069.02854
The experience of engaging with art and history has been utterly transformed by information and communications technology in recent decades. We now have virtual, mediated access to countless heritage collections and assemblages of artworks, which we intuitively browse and navigate in a way that wasn't possible until very recently. This collection of essays takes up the question of the cultural meaning of the information and communications technology that makes these new engagements possible, asking questions like: How should we theorise the sensory experience of art and heritage? What does information technology mean for the authority and ownership of heritage?