Friday Varia and Quick Hits
February 3, 2012 § 1 Comment
We awoke to a foggy morning and our drive to campus saw cloud-burst style snow showers. But the good news is that we’ll see balmy temperatures again today with highs in the 30s!!!
So with the arrival (once again this year) of spring, it seems like a great time for some quick hits and varia.
- Guy Sanders has been on a roll lately with the links, so I’ll pass them on to you:
- Deltion of the Christian Archaeological Society is now available online. This has suddenly made some other journals look really really behind. (Yes, I’m looking at you Journal of Roman Archaeology).
- The Onassis Foundation has made available online the lovely A. Lazaridou ed., Transitions to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd-7th Century A.D. (New York 2011). Reading it online (through a rather clunky viewer will save you almost $30!).
- Finally, Greece has made available an index of dissertations online and many of them have full text via a clunky online reader.
- Ten “Metatrends” in technology and education from the NMC Horizon Project (pdf here). I am not entirely sure that Horizon needed “100 distinguished thought leaders from all over the world” to come up with this list.
- The Sunoikisis Consortium is offering a fellowship for participants in the Kenchreai Archaeology Field School. Get your Corinthia on with Dr. Prof. Big Joe Rife.
- An interesting tale of how Amazon’s clever marketing can help an author get noticed.
- I sort of like Twitterfall.
- The AIA might be a bit too ambivalent (for my taste) in their attitudes toward open access to their scholarly publications (via Dimitri Nakassis), American Journal of Archaeology does offer a nice list of blogs now on their page.
- For some reason I am fascinated with these little interviews of famous techtypes. Here’s one on Jason Kottke. And this post by Mr. Kottke on how to pronounce things hilariously is hilarious.
- Selling a story then creating a product. This is the essence of the interwebs.
- And the Internets are now GOOD for you, but we need to figure out how to use it in order for it to make us happy.
- Some interesting thoughts on Contemporary Archaeologies from the Paul Mullins, the President of the Society for Historical Archaeology (via Richard Rothaus).
- Yesterday was Teaching Thursday.
- This 6 by David Warner is just amazing.
- A pretty amazing story of how the famous Dan Reetz saved some girls from sex traffickers using Metafilter.
- Poor T-rex.
- What I’m reading: T. F. Tartaron, D. J. Pullen, R. K. Dunn, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, A. Dill, and J. I. Boyce, “Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Investigations at Mycenaean Kalamianos, 2007-2009,” Hesperia 80.4 (2011), 559-643. (It’s almost 100 pages, so cut me a break!)
- What I’m listening to: Gonjasufi, MU.ZZ.LE, Chairlift, Something.