It’s starting to feel like springtime here on the shores of Lake Agassiz. And as snow and cold season gives way to mud and melt, I’m getting read to trek out to the Bakken to do some sight seeing and to promote my recent book, The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape. (NDSU 2017). If you can’t make it to Williston or Minot this weekend, you can join the 79 other people in watching me and Bret talking about the book here on Prairie Pulse.
At the same time, I’m gearing up for my summer field seasons in Cyprus and Greece and trying to wrap up my work on the Wesley College Documentation Project and my two classes.
Further adding to the excitement of spring, North Dakota Quarterly, has announced the Dakota Access Poetry Prize competition. If you’re a poet, check out the call for submissions! If you write non fiction, fiction, or cool poetry, send them our way as well!
If none of that is your cup of tea, then maybe something else will strike your fancy in my quick hits and varia:
- Church Building in Cyprus (4th-7th c.)
- Beautiful cisterns.
- The last two pieces of the looted Kanakaria mosaics return to Cyprus.
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: The Book.
- The Athenian Citizen (pdf).
- Dumbarton Oaks books in paperback!
- Here’s my response to the recent High Plains Reader article on “Destroying Heritage.“
- The mosque in Ross, ND.
- Trouble in North Dakota.
- Decentralized, but federated social networks.
- Radical Philosophy for free.
- Open Pedagogy.
- What I’m reading: Matt Hern and Am Johal, Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale. MIT 2018.
- What I’m listening to: Neil Young, ROXY: Tonight’s the Night.