Today started out looking like a snowy drive to Fargo and then a roll of the dice whether I’d make it to beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, but after careful consultation with the local haruspices, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to spend some time in snowed into lovely Fargo, ND. So I decided to stay put and sent my paper along via the inter tubes. (For my friends in Fargo, I want you to know that this virtually ensures a sunny day with highs in the mid 30s.)
So rather than these quick hits and varia tiding you over until my triumphant return, they instead should stand as melancholy reflections on life in the antipodes. I will, however, spend some time working on this book review and trying to sketch out an article about teaching in the Scale-Up classroom for this issue of the History Teacher.
- I am a bit late on this, but here’s Hector Catling’s obituary. He had a tremendous impact on the archaeology of the Cypriot countryside and on our understanding of Late Roman ceramics.
- Some open access prehistoric Cyprus (via Ancient World On Line).
- Some amazing photographs of Roman sites in Libya.
- A brief history of Google Streetview.
- Floor plans for Homer and Marge Simpson’s house and others.
- Everyday there are more photographs of the oil boom in western North Dakota. This is going to be the most photographed oil boom ever. (Oh, and here are some cool photographs of Iran and found photos on the National Geographic Tumblr.)
- The first two sections on a study of architects at Corinth Excavations.
- All ten test cricket playing nations are in action this weekend, but Australia v. India looks the most interesting.
- The Lebowski Cycle (linked here in celebration of the 15th anniversary of that film).
- If you don’t check out the Society of Architectural Historian’s blog on Fridays, you should.
- This is on of the best weekends for motorsports with NASCAR at Bristol and the opening of the Formula One season.
- Do check out the UND Writers Conference schedule for next week.
- A new journal: The Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies.
- Nicholas Feltron’s 2012 Annual Report.
- Everyone should go and buy little pictures of hummingbeasts by Kyle Cassidy.
- What I’m reading: D.B. Monk’s An aesthetic occupation : the immediacy of architecture and the Palestine conflict. Duke 2002
- What I’m listening to: My Bloody Valentine, mbv.