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David Petts is at home to visitors

Assc. Prof Archaeology, Durham University - landscapes - old music/books - folk traditions - early med Britain - community heritage - post-medieval - views own

York - Durham - Oxfordshire

Joined on 2 January, 2014

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Let's remember the rural proletariat, their agency and their acts of resistance; remember Joseph Arch and Captain Swing not just Jethro Tull and Capability Brown

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And above all, let's see more archaeological engagement with the rural population and their livelihoods, hopes, dreams and aspirations

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We deal with large urban finds assemblages- but most archaeological work on the countryside focuses on landscapes; we don't dig rural cemeteries, we rarely dig rural domestic assemblages (particularly outside the uplands and edges)

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we tend to see the countryside as a passive, conservative place where the populace have little agency outside the improving landlord or wealthy squire. It gets framed as a landscape without people

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A final thought about my #heritageofprotest thread about music, dance and rural protest. As archaeologists working on post-medieval material, we are good at remember that towns/industrial sites are inhabited by real people- we excavate urban cemeteries, we excavated urban housing

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Replying to @DurhamMiners: DMA statement: “Dominic Cummings may be from Durham, but he is not of Durham. His shameful actions are an insult to our c…

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Replying to @OxTweets: "@OxonMuseum" Time to get it on for #MorrisDanceMonday. The #Bampton Morris men are doing their handkerchief thing in the #19

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DMA statement: “Dominic Cummings may be from Durham, but he is not of Durham. His shameful actions are an insult to our communities and the values that bind us together. We look after each other. We do not put people in danger through acts of selfishness.” (1/4)

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"@OxonMuseum" Time to get it on for #MorrisDanceMonday. The #Bampton Morris men are doing their handkerchief thing in the #1930s. A big part of #Oxfordshire #heritage.

#BankHolidayMonday #BankHoliday #MuseumMonday #OxonMuseums #LocalHistoryMonth

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Finally - folk song also important in protest and dissent- hence lots of songs about poaching as a reaction the Game Laws (from the 1728 "Black Act" onwards)- Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping - collected from Shadrach Haden, Bampon, Oxon

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And finally a two-man dance Bacca Pipes

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This a two-man jig called Jocky to the Fair

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A more traditional six-man dance Banbury Bill

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Bampton Traditional Morris - Speed the Plough and Greenie Up

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And for anyone who followed by #heritageofprotest thread about morris dancing and isn't familiar with the tradition - here is a mini-thread of examples taken from Bampton- where in normal years the village would be overun with morris dance for its annual Whitsun celebrations

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Replying to @jefreje: I organize this session for the @LeicesterTAG called "Places Evoking a sense of elsewhereness: a trip through materiality on l…

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I organize this session for the @LeicesterTAG called "Places Evoking a sense of elsewhereness: a trip through materiality on leisure sites" It´s time for you to send your papers! #tagleicester #fakearchaeology

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Replying to @katrinanavickas: #heritageofprotest a thread on the history of protest meetings and public space

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Replying to @PeteOnTheA419: Morris dancers with attitude.
These guys could face off against a haka.

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Replying to @DawnCansfield: A folk song for #HeritageOfProtest from the marvellous Lady Maisery. The Diggers' Song tells the story of 17th century P…

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Replying to @fatbadger442: Hawick stockingmakers' banner, 1884 franchise demonstration. We still have unelected legislators, and allow unelected off…

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Replying to @EmmaVBryning: Protest graffiti in the cell blocks @ Richmond Castle left by conscientious objectors when imprisoned in the cells, inc t…

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#heritageofprotest a thread on the history of protest meetings and public space

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Quoted @DavidPetts1

This[long] thread looks at the radical role of folk dance and music as elements of social protest in the 19th century 1/23 #heritageofprotest

Morris dancers with attitude.
These guys could face off against a haka.

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Protest graffiti in the cell blocks @ Richmond Castle left by conscientious objectors when imprisoned in the cells, inc the Richmond 16, during WWI

‘The only War which is worth fighting for is the Class War’

’Is England a free country? Well let us go’ (1915)

#heritageofprotest

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A folk song for #HeritageOfProtest from the marvellous Lady Maisery. The Diggers' Song tells the story of 17th century Protestant radicals who believed in economic equality and wanted to reform the existing social order with an agrarian lifestyle

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Hawick stockingmakers' banner, 1884 franchise demonstration. We still have unelected legislators, and allow unelected officials too much power. #HeritageofProtest

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