After a spectacular week of warm temperatures and fall colors, we’re enjoying a rainy Friday perfect for knocking the dust of harvest and autumn from the air.
The end of the week will provide some excitement as well with the North Dakota is Everywhere poetry reading tonight, a new podcast dropped on Thursday, the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday (regrettably opposite Talladega for the NASCAR guys). Richmond plays the mighty Dukes of James Madison (with College Game Day on hand!), the Buckeyes get Rutgers on Saturday night, and the weekend wraps up with the resurgent Eagles playing the undefeated Panthers on Sunday night. Phew. Full slate of fun and games.
Despite the building up, I did have time to produce a list of quick hits and varia for your half-time, yellow flag, safety car, reading enjoyment:
- On Cyprus, the Department of Antiquities have responded to Pamela Gaber’s ungracious comments in a recent interview in the Cyprus Mail.
- A nice, short online movie for Byzantine Greece.
- Epidauros from the air.
- After the success of the Iliad, there will be a live reading of the Odyssey.
- CFP for a conference on ancient history and GIS.
- Lego Lewis Binford.
- It is Open Access week, and this is how Digital.Bodleian will do it.
- Need a map? USGS Topo Maps have you covered.
- Lotsof talkabout active learning and the lecture (albeit earlier) on the web prompted by this op-ed in the New York Times.
- And if you’re still not topped up on your interest in higher ed pedagogy, there’s this.
- The Long, Strange Demise of the Fighting Sioux.
- WAIT, something on television and on the Bakken, might be wrong!
- Why haven’t I walked (and mapped) every block of Grand Forks? Why hasn’t this happened?
- David Byrne is not impressed by streaming audio.
- What I’m reading: Alfredo González Ruibal, Reclaiming Archaeology: Beyond the Tropes of Modernism. Routledge 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Youth Lagoon, Savage Hills Ballroom; Beach House, Thank Your Lucky Stars.