[Crm-sig] Issue 527 Modelling Provenance of Intangible Heritage
martin at ics.forth.gr
Tue Jun 15 20:30:03 EEST 2021
Here a few thoughts about issue 527, Modelling Provenance of Intangible
We may define "intangible heritage" as living human memories:
A) Memories and oral traditions about events, things, people
These can be treated as *propositional objects*.
The question of where these traditions originate is more complex. It may
be associated with Groups, and would need a specific activity of
transferring such *knowledge*, as well as creation. Paths of tradition
may be known. Content variants pose another challenge, which may need a
*core-variant relation*, or a *variant set*?
B) More varied will be myths, fairy tales and other oral fiction, and
mixtures of fiction and history. There may or may not be a *historical
origin*, as with the Odyssey and Iliad. We will need a policy how to
talk about *unknown origins*, and evidence of *variant consolidation.**
*Very different are
C) Procedural knowledge and traditions (techniques, dance, music, rituals)
Music in particular will include musical motives, a sort of "symbolic
object", and again *core-variant relation*, or a *variant set.
Groups as originators may work, but often the tradition also appears in
areas where they live without differentiating a different group.
May be CRMsoc could provide a lighter construct of the social
collectives involved and where they have acted?
All the best,
Dr. Martin Doerr
Honorary Head of the
Center for Cultural Informatics
Information Systems Laboratory
Institute of Computer Science
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
N.Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
Email: martin at ics.forth.gr
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