> From: CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Amy Hale
> New Directions in Old Stuff, I like it! Needs to be done. I have
> always believed that 'new directions' applies to every period--
> looking at all the texts and archaeology through new eyes. Lots
> of it is happening, it just doesn't seem collated or collected in
> one place.
And quite often especially hard to locate, in my personal opinion. I`ve seen
little of it in the archaeological literature, in fact, and also very little
in the better-known journals, as far as I can say - at least according to my
taste. Perhaps there`s more in that direction going on in the states, which
doesn`t really get through to Europe, or at least central Europe (I still
have to completely catch up on the literature that`s available here in
> Certainly there are some very good collections dealing
> with elements of the Celtic past in new ways (the Celticism volume
> comes to mind),
Which Celticism volume do you mean exactly? The one in Studia imagologica :
Amsterdam studies on cultural identity 8? Or a different one?
> but they still seem to be the exception. What do you think?
Well, I definitly think that new appoaches to the old stuff are the
exception, but should be followed more frequently.
I`ve just a few days ago submitted a paper to Stiof`s IRQUAS page
(http://www.maqqi.supanet.com/index.htm), you should find it under "Online
documents" there, which is basically a subpart of a paper I wrote for a
conference last year together with David Stifter on the "Celtic Chariot",
where we try to take a new direction on the old stuff (The full paper is to
appear soon, I hope, in the Conference proceedings, probably in the
beginning of 2002, even though, as could be expected, in German). I will
present a similar but somewhat modified paper at the TAG (Theoretical
Archaeology Group conference)in Dublin in December, this time in English.
> And thank you very much for the mention!
Oh, you`re welcome.
All the best,
Raimund Karl <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Research Fellow for European Archaeology
Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Cymru, UK