It’s been a while since I’ve offered some quick hits and varia here on the blogeroo, and since we probably all need a distraction this weekend, today seems like a good time to revive the tradition. In a cruel joke, these are the Halcyon days here in North Dakotaland with temperatures soars into the mid-30s and dogs and people alike are aching to to go outside, but the soggy, slushy, meltwater mess makes the reality less appealing than thermometer.
If you’re looking for a good read, go ahead and download your free copy of Eric Burin’s Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.
For people with a little more time on their hands (or in a more desperate need for distraction) check out the most recent episode of the Caraheard podcast featuring David Pettegrew!
A good day either way to stay inside and read some quick hits and varia.
- They Walk.
- Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside.
- “The Most Awkward Building in England” with citations to Punk Archaeology.
- If you don’t read Neville Morley’s blog, Sphinx, you really should. This post on reading Trump through the lens of “Great Man” history is great.
- The glass ceiling in Classics is white.
- Mapping and Teaching the Classical World and cartographic art.
- Photographs of Cyprus in 1928.
- Not much time left, but a call-for-papers for articles on counter archaeologies in World Archaeology.
- Lost wax bronze casting.
- Anyone want to read Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle this weekend?
- Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.
- Congratulations to UND M.A. Student Jeff Wencl for being named coordinator of Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission.
- Anthropologists are doing some of the most interesting things to mark their resistance to Trump’s presidency: a Foucault read-in is great and any opportunity to reflect of Geetz’s Balinese cock-fight is appreciated.
- Soviet watches.
- What I’m reading: Philip K. Dick, Man in the High Castle (1962).
- What I’m listening to: the blues.