Friday, March 13, 2015

Recommendations: History in Miniature

I love thinking about souvenirs, objects intended to conjure places. I'm fascinated by this practice of purchasing cities or countries, carrying them home in a suitcase, keeping them or giving them to others, who often have never been to the sites represented by the souvenirs. History in Miniature gathers images of these objects from around the world. It's part of an academic project by Dr Jessica Hughes, looking at souvenirs of classical Greek and Roman sites, which also really interests me.

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