Friday Quick Hits and Varia

For some reason short weeks take the longest, but this has been a good week so I suppose that I shouldn’t complain that it lingers a bit longer than usual. 

First, thank you to all the generous comments on social media about my post yesterday on the archaeology of care during the current refugee crisis. The only critical observation came over at Paul Barford’s blog. I wrote him a fairly lengthy comment with some ideas for how antiquities collectors and museums might also contribute to shifting the focus from objects to people even just for a time. Check out Richard Rothaus’s musing here

Second, I want to thank everyone who downloaded or purchased copies of The Digital Press’s most recent publication, Karl Jakob Skarstein’s The War with the Sioux. In the first week the book was available we saw over 150 copies enter circulation as either free downloads or purchases. Needless to say, this is great start since we’ve done no marketing beyond the social media networks of the authors, translators, and friends of the Press. 

Finally, thanks to everyone who took the time to listen to the first Caraheard podcast of the season. Richard and I are already scheming up some ways to keep our always witty banter fresh and engaging.

With my self-congratulatory banter dispensed with, on to some quick hits and varia:

IMG 3750If he can’t get over writers’ block,
the great American dog novel will never get finished.

One Comment

  1. Aso for the new issue of Near Eastern Archaeology, I’m working on it, it will be open access…


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