About 20% of my readers today are hunkered down at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago (or hunkered down elsewhere wishing they were in Chicago or celebrating that they are not there). I’m safely ensconced at the global headquarters of the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, near the fire, with hot coffee and a warm laptop.
The wind is howling outside and they say that snow is expected in next few hours. So it sounds like a good time to prepare some syllabi for the spring semester, catch up on some reading and editing, and enjoy a little gaggle of quick hits and varia.
- A sneak peak at ISAW Papers 7: Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World.
- A podcast discussion numismatics.
- In related news … A cool set of videos on how to make “hobo nickels”.
- Cool infomercial for the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome.
- Synergistic possibilities between hunter-gathers and survey archaeologists walking the “zig-zags”.
- University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab has blown up with their newest project: Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.
- Two articles on types: a brief history of Grunge Typography and the bizarre story of Doves type.
- Who can speak for Muslim women?
- How creativity works.
- How to thin the Ph.D. Herd (by making it more elitist… good thinking…).
- Adaptive reuse in Pizza Hut restaurants.
- Toward a history of the Boom Box.
- This is a cool way to make social networks real.Barth, get on this!
- Speaking of Barth, way to be Johnny-on-the-spot with the Casselton train wreck, explosion, event.
- What I’m reading: P. Graves-Brown, R. Harrison, A. Picinni, The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World. Oxford 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Duke Ellington, (with Charles Mingus and Max Roach), Money Jungle; Bob Marley, Kaya.