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Recent Submissions

  • Relocating Iphigénie en Tauride 

    Pettegree, Jane Karen (2017-05-22) - Journal article
    This article reflects upon the director’s experience of directing Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride with a student opera company (Byre Opera) in June 2015, and in particular insights gained about the topical issues raised by ...
  • Towards a cosmopolitan anthropology of Anyone : a response to Brigitte Lewis 

    Rapport, Nigel Julian (2017-12-01) - Journal article
    In response to a critique of ‘cosmopolitanism’ and what it might offer ‘anthropology’, this article sets out to formulate a relation between the two that encompasses an ambitious programme of both knowledge and justice. A ...
  • Writing with twisted cords : the inscriptive capacity of Andean khipu texts 

    Hyland, Sabine Patricia (2017) - Journal article
    Two newly discovered khipu (Andean twisted cord) epistles are presented as evidence that khipus could constitute an intelligible writing system, accessible to decipherment. Recent scholars have asserted that khipus were ...
  • Merdeka for Malaya : imagining independence across the empire 

    Rice, Tom (Edinburgh University Press, 2016-12) - Book item
  • Revisiting first contacts on the Amazon 1500-1562 

    Harris, Mark (2017-12) - Journal article
    This article revisits four well-known accounts of the first European encounters with Amerindians in the Amazon. The sporadic character of these encounters make the impact on Amerindian societies irregular and uneven. My ...

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