Stefan Schreiber, "Vergangenheit als personaler Wissensraum. Oder: Wie bastle ich mir meine eigenen Vergangenheiten?", in: Raumwissen und Wissensräume. Beiträge des interdisziplinären Theorie-Workshops für Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen, eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 5 (2015), 195–212


In the field of archaeology, knowledge about the past is in many cases produced in a content, formal and methodologically coherent way. At the same time, this knowledge is trimmed into a respectively existing personal knowledge of the “general public”. From an archaeological point of view each shift of that knowledge is a result of misunderstandings or exploitation. Hence, this paper focuses on the question of how different conceptions of the past can compete on a personal level, without either contradicting and annul itself constantly in contrast to how they can assemble a coherent meaning of the past. Therefore, past is understood as a knowledge space, which can be viewed and analyzed using the concepts of space by Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey. In a last step an attempt is made to approach the complex process of constructing the past with the concept of bricolage, by Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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