It is really Friday already? Sometimes it is a relief to get to Friday a little sooner than you expect. Other times it is a shock because you need extra days to get stuff done. The abrupt arrival of this Friday is somewhere between these two positions. I’m glad that I survived another week, but also wish I had one more day to be productive.
You will be all relieved to know that I did find time to compile a little list of quick hits and varia for your enjoyment. So all was not lost!
Before the normal list and so it doesn’t get lost, we should all do what we can to support the National Endowment of the Humanities.
- It’s always good to read what Dimitri Nakassis is writing especially when it involves Iron Age objects, agency, and Homer.
- A map of women members of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
- Byzantium from Greece at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
- And here’s what’s going on at this week’s Byzantine Studies Conference in New Haven (pdf).
- Using archaeology to write history.
- Love is all you need.
- Be sure to check out yesterday’s 3D Thursday!! (And the entire series of posts by a stellar group of scholars!)
- Joanna Kakissis (of NPR and formerly of Williston) on the struggles of the Roma in Greece.
- Flying through 17th century London.
- The plight of Aleppo.
- David Pettegrew on the Barrington Atlas coming to iPads.
- The oldest house in Athens.
- More Zahi Hawass scandal this time involving National Geographic.
- A realtime simulation map of births and deaths around the world.
- More on inequality in American academia.
- And reason to panic about the humanities?
- The Velvet Underground’s debut at Delmonico’s horrifies psychiatrists.
- And problems with peer review.
- If you miss your classic Mac and need yourself some MacPaint.
- Quitting baseball to write.
- Some great musings on life as a Fullbrighter in the UK.
- A couple Bakken notes: the joys of winterizing one’s R.V. and a class-action lawsuit against 10 companies who flared natural gas.
- William Burroughs and his hatchet-made jack-o’-lantern.
- What I’m reading: P. Memmott, Gunyah, Goondie + Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia. (St. Lucia, Queensland 2007).
- What I’m listening to: Arcade Fire, Reflektor; Lou Reed, Transformer.
A sunrise in South Dakota by Susie