It’s a brisk winter morning here in North Dakotaland (and a little bit brisker than everywhere else in Grand Forksland). I’ve found that brisk winter mornings are great for coffee, a warm laptop, and a stack of 5-page student papers.
But before I get down to grading the last batch of student work from 2013, I probably should offer you the penultimate varia and quick hits of 2013.
- Peter Brown offers some perspectives on the study of Late Antiquity, Byzantine studies, and Dumbarton Oaks over the last 40 years.
- Word from Hesperia’s Princeton Office is that Hesperia 82.4 went to the printers this week. We’re looking forward to H. Forbes’s article on manuring and off-site artifact scatters in the new year and Davis’s and Stocker’s article on a medieval deposit from Pylos.
- I’m not sure what this is, but it seems cool: GapVis for the Hellespont.
- An old graduate school friend Febe Armanios contributes to this 60 minutes segment on Coptic Christians in Egypt.
- Nice fountain!
- The good folks at the Duke’s Integrating Digital Papyrology project share the lessons they learned from this ambitious and successful digital Classics project.
- The British Library discusses the next steps after putting over a million images in Flickr this past week. Here is their Flickr feed.
- Snow in the Middle East (from the scenic to the tragic).
- The Ble Polykatoikia in Exarchia Athens celebrates its 80th birthday.
- Elsevier continues to battle against the circulation of knowledge.
- Here’s how to make yourself look like a Byzantine princess.
- I’m enjoying this blog on Mt. Athos.
- This is so cool: global wind patterns.
- Using LiDAR to map ruins.
- Congratulations to the Aussies for retaining the Ashes.
- Music at the Kelly Natatorium in Philadelphia.
- The struggles of Greek fish farms with reporting from Sophiko in the Corinthia.
- The Way of the Shovel: Arts as Archaeology.
- Fighting the good fight on grade inflation.
- These two videos offer genius advice.
- This is something right from a William Gibson novel (I mean, not literally).
- Let’s say your really into the Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks…
- What I’m reading: 70 papers and exams and a friend’s book manuscript.
- What I’m listening to: Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt; The Knife, Shaking the Habitual.