Cool autumn mornings are meant for pulling on a wooly blanket and watching The Ashes on television. Australia looks better than they did in the previous two tests, but if this is a batting wicket, I reckon they need to score about 700 to keep England at bay. (The crowd at Old Trafford gave David Warner a bit “Philadelphia-style” welcome… before he got out after 10 balls.)
So here are some quick hits and varia to keep you over what should be a lovely weekend here in North Dakotaland:
- Cats, St. Nicholas, and Cyprus.
- Laser cleaning of Diocletian’s Palace at Split in Croatia.
- The revival of Latin on Twitter.
- Did Zeus exist?
- U.Va, Columbia, and Notre Dame have posted Byzantine jobs. It’s tricky to link to Virginia’s job listing and difficult to find Notre Dame’s online. I’m U.Va.’s and Notre Dame’s have appeared, but not in the usual places.
- The scent of travel.
- Some interesting maps of poverty in Grand Forks.
- It’s nice to see the social sciences worrying about their field too (after all the hand-wringing lately by folks in the humanities).
- Another interesting online exhibit related to World War II: Soviet war posters.
- Maps showing the oil boom in western North Dakota… I’ve seen this somewhere before…
- Along similar lines another gallery of photographs from the Bakken.
- We can really start discussing whether the Bakken Boom or Detroit Decay has attracted more attention from photographers. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Bakken Boom and the decline of Detroit attracts scholarly attention. This is a clever sounding paper: Early Medieval Detroit: The Motor City as a Mirror for Illuminating Urban Shrinkage in the Late Antique West.
- Some cool treatments of both the historical DIY spirit in Yugoslavia and contemporary DIY practices in Latvia.
- This is a cool little study that explores whether Digital Humanities is genuinely more collaborative than other fields.
- This is an insane Bob Burnquist skating video.
- What I’m reading: A. Mailis, The Annexes at the Early Christian Basilicas of Greece (4th-6th c.): Architecture and Policy. Archaeopress 2011.
- What I’m listening to: De La Soul, Three Feet High and Rising; Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory; Guru, Jazzmatazz Volume 1.