Past, Present, Man, Nature: celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes. Introduction

Past, Present, Man, Nature: celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes.

An online exhibit by Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian, University of Bradford.

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Introduction

The archaeologist and writer Jacquetta Hawkes led a remarkable life, her career and relationships dominated by her passionate engagement with the deep past, the growth of civilisation and the natural world. As she expressed it in a radio talk in 1953: “For as long as I can remember I have been interested in the relationship between men and the lands they live in.  Indeed ‘interested’ is far too weak a word for what I feel … I distrust any system which allows us in our intellectual arrogance to picture ourselves as independent of the natural matrix in which we live, and from which – ultimately – we have sprung.  I distrust it as much as I distrust any view of man which fails to recognise the unity of past and present”.

Part of our celebrations of Jacquetta’s centenary in 2010, this online exhibit uses materials from her Archive to introduce her life and ideas.

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12 responses to “Past, Present, Man, Nature: celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes. Introduction

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  6. Pingback: Past, Present, Man, Nature: 6. “I see a land” « Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes

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  10. Pingback: Past, Present, Man, Nature: 2. “Pots before Words” « Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes

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