Posts Tagged: pragmatism

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link.

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link.

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

EAA 2012 in Helsinki

Yesterday I received an email saying that my paper proposal for the upcoming meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists has been accepted. I sent in a proposal for the session called ‘Animal agency?’. This is what I wrote: Animal

EAA 2012 in Helsinki

Yesterday I received an email saying that my paper proposal for the upcoming meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists has been accepted. I sent in a proposal for the session called ‘Animal agency?’. This is what I wrote: Animal

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

BASE 5

The fifth BASE (Baltic Archaeological Seminar) seminar is supposed to be held in Tartu, Estonia in October. This time the topic is “Archaeology today: things to be changed”. I sent in a presentation proposal in April but have not heard

BASE 5

The fifth BASE (Baltic Archaeological Seminar) seminar is supposed to be held in Tartu, Estonia in October. This time the topic is “Archaeology today: things to be changed”. I sent in a presentation proposal in April but have not heard

Material culture as texts

According to Ian Hodder (1989) material culture texts are different from written text in three aspects. In written texts, the words are always largely arbitrary, since they are written in specific social contexts. This is called the arbitrariness principle. The

Material culture as texts

According to Ian Hodder (1989) material culture texts are different from written text in three aspects. In written texts, the words are always largely arbitrary, since they are written in specific social contexts. This is called the arbitrariness principle. The