Advancing Cultural Astronomy
Studies In Honour of Clive Ruggles
Edited by Efrosyni Boutsikas, Stephen C. McCluskey and John Steele
Springer have published this collection of essays on cultural astronomy in their “Historical and Cultural Astronomy” series. According to the blurb:
“Taking their lead from Ruggles’ work, the papers present new research focused on three core themes in cultural astronomy: methodology, case studies, and heritage. Through this framework, they show how the study of cultural astronomy has evolved over time and share new ideas to continue advancing the field.
“Ruggles’ work in these areas has had a profound impact on the way that scholars approach evidence of the role of sky in both ancient and modern cultures. While the papers span many time periods and regions, they are closely connected by these three major themes, presenting methodological investigations of how we can approach archaeological, textual, and ethnographic evidence; describing detailed archaeoastronomical case studies; or stressing the importance of global heritage management.”
I am hugely honoured and humbled by this, and would like to express my immense gratitude to all involved.