It was a busy week here at Archeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters. The North Dakota University System Arts and Humanities Outrage Summit is in full planning mode, Mobilizing the Past is in final review, and the Eagles are 2-0. Unfortunately, the news isn’t all good as two disturbing, racial incidents on the University of North Dakota’s fine campus have marred the arrival of fall.
Most of what’s going on here in Grand Forks, ND, can serve as a learning opportunity for our community and our university, but the same probably cannot be said of my quick hits and varia:
- Drones on Acrocorinth.
- Archaeogamers discover that a game set in a procedurally-generated universe is… quite boring.
- Lots of buzz about this dumb digitally-recreated Arch of Palmyra now that it’s set up in New York.
- Anarchies in Contemporary Archaeology.
- Kostis Kourelis is on sabbatical and his blog has come back to life with lots of Greek goodness!
- Once again I was overlooked for a MacArthur Fellow (I stole this joke from someone who can no longer use it).
- It feels strangely colonialist when the STEM disciplines speak out on behalf of the humanities.
- The origins of the NDUS Arts and Humanities Summit (pdf).
- World University Rankings 2016-2017. (Ohio State is 72; University of Queensland is 60).
- Every MOMA exhibit online.
- Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns.
- New Wilson Speakers… coming soon.
- What I’m reading: David Madden and Peter Marcuse, In Defense of Housing. Verso 2016.
- What I’m listening to: Kishi Bashi, Sonderlust; Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam, I Had a Dream that You Were Mine.