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2007 - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Words: 85 words || 
1. Cavallero, Daniela. and Morgavi, Paola. "Teaching Italian culture through RAI" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX, Nov 12, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-10-22 <>
Publication Type: Session Presentation
Abstract: This session will show how even "traditional" courses in Italian literature and culture could benefit from the introduction of new multimedia tools, such as the RAI (Italian Public Television) programs, to be used along with the regular textbooks. The goal is not oly to make the teaching more "lively" by presenting clips from movies, documentaries, news, and so capturing the students' attention, but also to present images and voices of some of the most famous figures of the Italian culture of the last century.

2017 - Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference Words: 250 words || 
2. Irwin, Anthony. "Reassembling the Stupa: Temple Renovation and Religious Networks in Chiang Rai, Thailand" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada, <Not Available>. 2019-10-22 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: When Chiang Rai, Thailand was resettled in 1844 the city and its surrounding territory had been abandoned for forty years. As new communities sprang up over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, people found themselves living among scores of abandoned Buddhist temple sites. Still today, stupa ruins stick up in the verdant river valley like the stumps of great trees, and tumbled piles of bricks punctuate karst cliffs that rise into the surrounding mountains. The presence of this abandoned Buddhist material has been central to the motivations and techniques behind Buddhist construction in Chiang Rai. Many of the active temples throughout the city are built over older sites, and current Buddhist construction often incorporates older material into new structures.

This paper highlights how the renovation and reconstruction of these spaces facilitates the collective construction of meaningful community networks that include monks, villagers, patrons, and craftspeople. It forwards the indigenous notion that individuals are reborn in certain communities, and/or find themselves patrons of certain temples, in order to serve as stewards of abandoned religious sites that they built during previous rounds of rebirth. Through temple reconstruction, monks, villagers, donors, and craftspeople reify religious networks that span cosmological time and are anchored to specific geographic sites. Instead of focusing on how monks and laypeople collectively create temples, I aim to show how the accepted agency of temple material and space itself operates in indigenous conceptions of what Buddhist communities are, how they come to be, and what their ultimate goals are.

2011 - The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt Words: 152 words || 
3. Doyon, Wendy. "The archaeological rais in Egyptian society, c.1800-1922" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL, Apr 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-10-22 <>
Publication Type: Abstract Proposal
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper will trace the specialization of the archaeological rais (foreman) in Egypt from its origins in the Islamic legal order of the 18th Century to its incorporation into the social economy of Qift (Upper Egypt) in the late 19th Century. The fraught relationship between French and British policy-making in the colonial occupation of rais will be explored, and the significance of American ascendancy in Egyptian archaeology after the turn of the 20th Century will be emphasized. In particular, I will discuss the role of rais on American excavations at Memphis and Giza during World War I to illustrate the formation of archaeological discourse “from below.” Finally, I will argue that both the legal origins of archaeological exchange in the Ottoman world and rural economic systems in Egypt and other Ottoman provinces in the 19th Century were essential to the emergence and success of large-scale archaeology in the region.

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