It’s a cold and dark Friday morning, but some quick hits and varia will make it seem like spring.
- John Wallrodt’s Paperless Archaeology promises to be a must read blog for folks interested in digital workflow in archaeology. Wallrodt is one of the leaders in the digital archaeological movement among Mediterranean archaeology and designed many of the processes that powered Steven Ellis’s famous use of iPads at Pompeii. (Here is a link to the Apple story, my response, and something from Ellis’s Pompeii project site.) Here’s something short on using the iPad in the management classroom.
- This is a neat little story about the dialect used by some Greek speakers in Turkey. Apparently, Greek speakers near Trabzon still use the infinitive!
- Here is an interesting blog post that considers a (somewhat, but not very) recent report from the Pew Research Center about how the proliferation of relatively inexpensive mobile internet devices promises to make access to government information (and data) accessible to more people. This, in turn, holds the potential for breaking down the “digital divide” that still follows along social and economic divisions within society. The short blog post suggests that breaking through this digital divide may have important implications for teaching.
- Here’s an article from Dissent that asks the question: are English departments killing the humanities?
- Bleak times are getting less bleaker for historians according to the American Historical Association.
- If you are going to the Archaeological Institute of America’s annual meeting and really interested in Corinthian things, David Pettegrew provides a quick guide to papers on Corinthian topics.
- Kostis Kourelis is blogging again!
- And (via Kostis) here is a link to a YouTube versions of Penn Museum’s “famous” What in the World? television show. (Let’s try to will Kostis to blog on it!)
- Here’s a digital copy of Mark Poster’s Marx, Foucault, and History. (Cambridge 1984)
- I am still fascinated by ruins, abandonment, and urban decay (even though these themes are getting a bit tired). Here is another gallery on abandoned buildings in Detroit. And here is a story on abandoned stretches of the Paris Metro.
- I don’t want to talk about this at all, but I’m really happy to hear that Cricket Australia in not in crisis.
- What I am listening to: Louis Mackey and Dr. Quandry, Dioscuri, and Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and Lady Sinner.
- What I am reading (and how did I never read this book earlier?): D. Hayden, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. (MIT 1995).
Some good football this weekend. Go Eagles!