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Indigenous Intermediaries: New perspectives on exploration archives

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ISBN: 9781925022766 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588812 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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This edited collection understands exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people in diverse kinds of relationships. It engages with the recent resurgence of interest in the history of exploration by focusing on the various indigenous intermediaries – Jacky Jacky, Bungaree, Moowattin, Tupaia, Mai, Cheealthluc and lesser-known individuals – who were the guides, translators, and hosts that assisted and facilitated European travellers in exploring different parts of the world. These intermediaries are rarely the authors of exploration narratives, or the main focus within exploration archives. Nonetheless the archives of exploration contain imprints of their presence, experience and contributions. The chapters present a range of ways of reading archives to bring them to the fore. The contributors ask new questions of existing materials, suggest new interpretive approaches, and present innovative ways to enhance sources so as to generate new stories.

La realidad y el deseo

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ISBN: 9782847882063 9782847884500 Year: Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
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Avec La realidad y el deseo. Toponymie du découvreur en Amérique espagnole (1492-1520), un des derniers travaux de Carmen Val Julián, disparue en 2004, s’affirme une recherche pionnière, originale et minutieuse, sur la toponymie, l’acte de nomination et ce monde qui fut déclaré Nouveau. L’héritage riche et fécond de celle qui contribua activement au renouveau des études hispaniques tout en enseignant pendant quinze ans à l’ENS de Fontenay / Saint-Cloud et à l’École polytechnique apparaît dans...

Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

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ISBN: 9781760460112 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610748 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Medicine (General)
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Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers’ motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred. This collection breaks new ground in its emphasis on Indigenous agency and Indigenous–explorer interactions. It will be of value to historians and others for a very long time. Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney. In bringing together this group of authors, the editors have brought to histories of colonialism the individuality of these intermediaries, whose lives intersected colonial exploration in Australia and New Guinea. Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum.

España y América en una perspectiva humanista

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ISBN: 9788486839802 9788490961049 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Casa de Velázquez
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El prestigio de Marcel Bataillon no proviene únicamente de los trabajos publicados por él mismo, sino también de las investigaciones que dirigió o inspiró. Una primera estancia en la Escuela de Altos Estudios Hispánicos, en 1916, le permite vislumbrar y esbozar lo que con el tiempo se convertiría en su vocación científica: el humanismo, enfocado primero como una investigación sobre el helenismo en España, tema que posteriormente amplió al conjunto de movimientos intelectuales, culturales y es...

Mondes marins du Moyen Âge

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ISBN: 9782853996327 9782821836860 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Provence
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Le lecteur trouvera dans ce volume 31 articles issus de trois journées de réflexion sur les « Mondes marins du Moyen Age ». La mer est un espace transitoirement habité par l'homme et continûment présent dans sa mémoire et son imagination. Elle relie l'occident à l'orient par des voies périlleuses que la tempête brouille ; elle est tombeau, elle engloutit. Que cachent ses profondeurs ? Des monstres malfaisants, connus des marins ou créés par l'imagination qui exorcise ainsi ses peurs enfouies...

Monuments intellectuels de la Nouvelle-France et du Québec ancien

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ISBN: 9782760634138 9791036500336 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
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L'expérience de la Nouvelle-France et du Québec ancien a poussé à l'écriture des voyageurs, des missionnaires, des érudits, des savants et des sages. Les uns ont décrit cette partie du monde, son histoire, ses caractéristiques, ses peuples ; les autres en ont expliqué les dimensions du monde physique, de la vie ou de l'expérience humaine. De Lescarbot et Champlain à Charlevoix, les ouvrages des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, liés à l'exploration d'un nouveau monde et au contact avec des peuples tr...

The Spectral Arctic

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ISBN: 9781787352452 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352452 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Visitors to the Arctic enter places that have been traditionally imagined as otherworldly. This strangeness fascinated audiences in nineteenth-century Britain when the idea of the heroic explorer voyaging through unmapped zones reached its zenith. The Spectral Arctic re-thinks our understanding of Arctic exploration by paying attention to the importance of dreams and ghosts in the quest for the Northwest Passage. The narratives of Arctic exploration that we are all familiar with today are just the tip of the iceberg: they disguise a great mass of mysterious and dimly lit stories beneath the surface. In contrast to oft-told tales of heroism and disaster, this book reveals the hidden stories of dreaming and haunted explorers, of frozen mummies, of rescue balloons, visits to Inuit shamans, and of the entranced female clairvoyants who travelled to the Arctic in search of John Franklin’s lost expedition. Through new readings of archival documents, exploration narratives, and fictional texts, these spectral stories reflect the complex ways that men and women actually thought about the far North in the past. This revisionist historical account allows us to make sense of current cultural and political concerns in the Canadian Arctic about the location of Franklin’s ships.

Haptische Exploration von unbekannten Objekten mit einer humanoiden Roboterhand

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ISBN: 9783866448308 Year: Pages: VI, 199 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000027025 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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In dieser Arbeit wurden Methoden und Anwendungen der autonomen, haptischen Exploration von unbekannten Objekten mit einer humanoiden Roboterhand untersucht. Es wurde ein Explorationsverfahren entwickelt, mit dem ein Roboter haptische Objektmerkmale erfassen kann. Als wichtige Anwendungen wurde die Planung von möglichen Griffen auf Grundlage der Explorationsdaten untersucht, sowie eine zur Klassifizierung und Erkennung geeignete Objektrepräsentation.

Antipodes

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Book Series: Australian History ISBN: 9781925377323 9781925377354 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628138 Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100428
Subject: Geography
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This book is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis. Antipodes charts these voyages—voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas—in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist didn’t stop explorers pursuing the continent, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent—an imaginary land—became one of the shaping forces of early modern history. Includes 48 pages of b&w and colour images.

Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

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ISBN: 9781921666452 Year: Pages: 471 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459230 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology
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In 1948 a collection of scientists, anthropologists and photographers journeyed to northern Australia for a seven-month tour of research and discovery—now regarded as ‘the last of the big expeditions’. The American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land was front-page news at the time, but 60 years later it is virtually unknown. This lapse into obscurity was due partly to the fraught politics of Australian anthropology and animus towards its leader, the Adelaide-based writer-photographer Charles Mountford. Promoted as a ‘friendly mission’ that would foster good relations between Australia and its most powerful wartime ally, the Expedition was sponsored by National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution and the Australian Government. An unlikely cocktail of science, diplomacy and popular geography, the Arnhem Land Expedition put the Aboriginal cultures of the vast Arnhem Land reserve on an international stage.

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