Monday, January 23, 2017

dynamic of transformation and tradition

Anne Harris, a medievalist and art history professor at DePauw,  spoke of "how to uphold tradition while transforming." Mainly, she spoke of the importance of transformation and where it comes from. She stressed that transformations are the results of entanglements. Thus, entangling is important. She told us that we are all transforming here at Lawrence (students, faculty, and staff) because we are all "coming together and entangling" with now another. 

What she spent most of her time talking about was these truly fascinating ancient rocks in France (possibly the Carnac stones). These massive stones were erected from the 4500 BC to 3300 BC. Over the centuries, these rocks have been dismantled and re-erected several times. Anne tied this in with the dynamic of transformation and tradition. 

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