Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 382. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-01-24 06:49:42+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: scholarship on historical passionate graffiti My only historical contribution to this interesting off-branching of the thread I started is the practice of cutting one's 'tag', as we'd call it now, into the interior of wooden doors of medieval stave churches in Norway. I've seen such tagging all over the door of the Borgund Church, Laerdal (see the Wikipedia entry). The keeper of this marvellous building in the interior of Norway told me that the practice was regarded as a religious act. I haven't followed up on his remark, but I'd think that it would be a matter of (informed?) inference. Photographically the best book on the stave church that I know of is Dan Lindholm and Walther Roggenkamp, Stave Churches in Norway (London: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1969). An example of this tagging, for the church at Ulvik, can be found on p. 60. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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