Walking from Dunning to the Common of Dunning

Given, M. (2020) Walking from Dunning to the Common of Dunning. Epoiesen, 16 Jul. (doi: 10.22215/epoiesen/2020.2)

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On 30 June 2016 I walked from Dunning to the Common of Dunning in the Ochil Hills of Perthshire in central Scotland. My overt aim was to trace the route of the 18th-century (and earlier) cattle and their herders from the lowland farms and estates of Dunning to their shared summer grazing up on the Common of Dunning. Much more than that, though, I wanted to experiment with new ways of engaging with and writing about landscape, moving away from the representation of a supposedly external landscape through photographs, maps and text. Instead, my idea was to use those same media to communicate a landscape performed as an active engagement among topography, plants, birds, soils, camera, my walking and sensing body, turf and stone dykes, fieldwalkers, farmers, rocks, colleagues, GPS satellites, memories, weather and many, many more.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Landscape archaeology, walking, Scotland, archaeological survey, path.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael
Authors: Given, M.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Epoiesen
Publisher:Digital Press at the University of North Dakota
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author
First Published:First published in Epoiesen 16 July 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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