Memories and identities in architecture and sculpture: an analysis of memory theatres in Ancient Athens and Jerusalem

Parker-Banks, Alexandria Roseline (2020) Memories and identities in architecture and sculpture: an analysis of memory theatres in Ancient Athens and Jerusalem. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The research for this dissertation focuses on how social, selective, and community memories are depicted in Memory Theatres in acts of dominance and resistance. The aim of this research is to define how Memory Theatres functioned as spaces used to recreate or erase memories in the reconstruction or removal of a society and its identity. To explore how Memory Theatres functioned, this research focuses on fifth century BC Athens, ancient Jerusalem, and the synagogues: Sepphoris, Beth Alpha, and Na’aran. By exploring these three different case studies, it will enable this research to analyse how Memory Theatres worked in different spaces, examining its similarities and differences. It will also explore how the recreation of identity of individuals and a state was achieved as part of the function of the Memory Theatre through the representation of selective social and community memories. It is hoped that this study will help to define Memory Theatres and the role they played in the reconstruction and destruction of a society and its identity.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Supervisor's Name: Given, Dr. Michael
Date of Award: 2020
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-82547
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 16:24
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 16:28
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82547
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82547

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