Past and Process

“. . . our past and our heritage are not things preserved for all eternity but processes that must continually revalidate themselves.”

     –Werner Ceusters and Barry Smith, “Switching Partners:  Dancing with the Ontological Engineers,” in T. Bartscherer and R. Coovers eds., Switching Codes:  Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts (Chicago 2011), 103-124; quotation on p.111.

“Observing how a community chooses to engage with antiquity sheds light not only on how it views antiquity, but also on how it views itself and how it may wish to be viewed.”

-Amanda Wrigley, Performing Greek drama in Oxford and on tour with the Balliol Players (Exeter 2011), p. 6.