@samarkeolog Twitter archive: politics and ethics of cultural heritage work

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

Tweets on the politics and ethics of cultural heritage work are here.

Cyprus: politics and ethics of cultural heritage work

Cultural Heritage Work in Cyprus: DPhil thesis – electronic publication’ (27th August 2011)

‘querying Tompa on Cypriot cultural protection‘ (29th December 2010)

prevention of political history, or political prevention of writing? @cyprusmail on deputies blocking Cyprus file’ (29th December 2010)

‘academic freedom: nationalist propaganda about academic work‘ (29th April 2010)

Ata Atun’s article’s withdrawal, apology asked’ (26th April 2010)

Ata Atun’un yazısını sökmesi, özür etmesi için sormam’ (26th April 2010)

Ata Atun: international libel; unprofessional, unscholarly’ (25th April 2010)

‘Ata Atun: no comments allowed / hiç yoruma izin verilmez’ (23rd April 2010)

‘Ata Atun: an “English academic’s lies [İngiliz Akademisyenin Yalanları]”?’ (19th April 2010)

‘TRNC Representative Kufi Seydali: a “masterpiece in political propaganda“?’ (18th April 2010)

‘Yay! I’ve finally been called “another british fucking DOGOODER” who “bitch[es]” about Cypriots (in print)’ (17th March 2010) [see blog comments on ‘Kofinou Mosque, village: previous destruction – arson context’ (2nd March 2010)]

Fielding, Jansen, Hellenist propaganda: Dalibard’s UNESCO Cypriot cultural heritage report’ (28th September 2009)

‘Van Coufoudakis: destruction of Cypriot cultural heritage‘ (12th September 2009)

‘U.S. Helsinki Commission: Cyprus’ cultural heritage – hearing debunking‘ (10th September 2009)

‘Desmond Fernandes’ historical understanding: specialised, or misleading?’ (3rd September 2009)

‘U.S. Helsinki Commission: listserv discussion; discrediting discussants‘ (2nd September 2009)

‘U.S. Helsinki Commission: Cyprus’ cultural heritage in peril‘ (24th July 2009)

Israel/Palestine: politics and ethics of cultural heritage work

‘Wow, Silwan settlers begin losing control of their own “archaeologists”‘ (@DidiRemez, 11th October 2011 – original tweet’s link dead/broken)

Turkey: politics and ethics of cultural heritage work

‘Andrew Finkel on some of the big-and-small-P politics of #archaeology in #Turkey via @cortsims‘ (7th October 2011 [6th October 2011])

‘#Turkish activists chain themselves to cranes to save historic site of Allionai #archaeology’/’Chained Turkish activists fail to save Allianoi ruins‘ (@HDNER, 20th September 2010)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

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