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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., and/or obfuscated in any given present matters. This article proposes palimpsests as a critical tool for analyzing the many histories of the present. To illustrate this theoretical practice, the article offers a palimpsestic reading of a museumized object, the Nubian Temple of Dendur, now at the Metropolitan Museum...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of empires. Scaling allows us to see Europe as “a complex palimpsest of variegated entities—a palimpsest which not only reveals the porosity of its internal frontiers but questions the absolute stability of its external ones” (Todorova, Scaling 74). At the same time, this shift of emphasis echoes critiques...