11.0580 error admitted; salty question answered

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Sun, 15 Feb 1998 20:12:14 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 580.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Jascha Kessler <jkessler@ucla.edu> (11)
Subject: error

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (19)
Subject: Re: salt workers

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 21:31:48 -0800
From: Jascha Kessler <jkessler@ucla.edu>
Subject: error

Oops! that should have read not: I will say that for example a nowrather
prominent and excellent historianleft UCLA in the 60s in high dudgeon,
because the tenure committee thought he didnt merit tenure, since Harvard
UP had published his first work...but "since Harvard UP had NOT published
his first work. I ruint me f'rinstance there.

Jascha Kessler
Professor of English & Modern Literature
Department of English
Box 951530
Los Angeles, California 90095-1530
Telephone/Facsimile: (310) 393-4648

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 15:41:36 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Re: salt workers

>> From: BLTMHALL <BLTMHALL@livjm.ac.uk>

On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 15:08:40 +0000 (GMT) Irene Berton Labigalini
<an601ibl@scorpio.gold.ac.uk> wrote:
> I am interested in ethnographic work related to salinas or salt
> workers.Does anyone have any information about it?


I don't know much about salt workers but I have seen the product of a
society of people who mined salt for a living. The salt mine (I can't
remember it's name) is just outside Krakow (in Poland). My
girlfriend and I visited the mine in 1995. We really intended to visit
Auschwitz but the train took us in the other direction and we ended
up at the mine. The mine is an incredible sight where the workers
carved intricate sculptures of mythical figures and even built an
underground cathedral, all out of salt.

I think it's quite famous and there is probably a lot written about it
somewhere so this might be a good starting point for you.



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