This blog will comprise a collection of ephemera, mess and miscellaneous artifacts reflecting on the writer's life.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I have been thinking about
That is, Andy and I have for the Narratives of Migration project.
Andrey showed us on Friday these hornbooks, pictured here, made by boiling down cow horn and using it to fix onto paper and wood, were used in the 18th century, to teach young children to read, before paper got cheap.
Andrey showed us how they could be linked to the plastic inscribed sheets given to children in Mosque school, where they are used to teach simple Arabic.
Again, this is about the continuities and discontinuities in literacy practices in different timescales and communities.
This reminds me of the work of Nigel Hall here.
I am also thinking about:
Must go and look up some books in the library