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Lumbinī

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapter begins with a description of the natural landscape of Lumbinī, the birthplace of Shakyamuni, the one destined to be the Buddha. The forest in springtime is evoked through many images ... More


Barrhead

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life and developments at Barrhead, Ellen Dawson's birthplace. One of Scotland's earliest industrial towns, Barrhead emerged in 1780 through a partnership of merchants from ... More


The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music—Music and Culture in the South-Central Appalachians

Jeff Place

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter details the curatorial decisions that defined thematic focus and scope, participant selection, and site design and organization for a 2003 program about Appalachian culture. The author ... More


Utopia and a Birthplace

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In 1888, Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda Thakur discovered the site of Chaitanya’s nativity in a place that is now called Mayapur. This chapter examines Datta’s biography as a colonial bureaucrat and a ... More


Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Jorge Duany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834978
eISBN:
9781469602790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869376_duany
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This comprehensive comparative study explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling ... More


Serving Buchanan, Serving the Nation, 1857–1860

Elizabeth D. Leonard

in Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter delves into Holt's ambivalence about leaving Kentucky behind, most likely for good. In April, he wrote to Margaret, who had felt strong enough in recent weeks to make a visit to her ... More


“A Tradition-Conscious Cotton City”: (East) Tupelo, Mississippi, Birthplace of Elvis Presley

Michael T. Bertrand

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, is the subject of Michael Bertrand’s essay. Every year, eighty thousand to one hundred thousand visitors come to visit the fifteen-acre site that ... More


. “I felt nothing”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Capra’s return to his birthplace, the Sicilian village of Bisacquino, on April 29, 1977. His visit was part of an elaborately orchestrated Italian tour on behalf of the U. S. ... More


Who were the rioters?

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the make-up of the rioting crowds, including analysis of the gender, ages, birthplaces and occupations of rioters and others linked with the riotous outbreaks, and also ... More


Obama’s Three Birthplaces

Thomas F. Gieryn

in Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Historical birthplaces of identity-based social movements are commemorated so that we do not forget those increasingly distant struggles for civil rights. The monuments, plaques, museums, statues and ... More


Place, Home and Workplace: Baskerville’s Birthplace and Buildings

George Demidowicz

in John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940643
eISBN:
9781786945143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

John Baskerville’s place of birth in Wolverley, Worcestershire and the buildings where he lived and worked in Birmingham have never been subjected to systematic historical investigation. This chapter ... More


Exit through the gift shop

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 9 turns its attention from museum objects and spaces to museum visitors, tracing the history of how readers have behaved at writer’s houses and how they have interacted with objects, spaces, ... More


Introduction: Entrance this way …

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter introduces an enquiry into the writer’s house museum as an idea and cultural form, arguing that it begins to emerge in the late eighteenth century as a widespread phenomenon. Starting ... More


Remains: Burns’ skull and Keats’ hair

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 1 explores the smallest-scale expression of the writer’s house museum, the reliquary, through investigating the history of affective investment in the remains of the authorial body. The ... More


Household effects: Johnson’s coffee-pot and Twain’s effigy

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 widens the focus beyond the staging of the immediate scene of writing to develop a taxonomy of the ways that domestic objects and spaces have been made to bear witness to the writer’s life ... More


23 January 1577: Shakespeare’s Father

Lena Cowen Orlin

in The Private Life of William Shakespeare

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846303
eISBN:
9780191938610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846303.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The chapter tells the story of William Shakespeare’s father John, the aspirational son of a tenant farmer who moved to the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon and trained to become a skilled glove ... More


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