I don’t usually do varia and quick hits in the summer, mostly because I prefer to be sitting on my porch with the dogs, going for slow jogs, or puttering around on my push-bike to surfing the web, but I have a little gaggle of posts right now that folks might like to see.
First, there’s been some really cool stuff going on on the North Dakota Quarterly blog. If you don’t check it out, you should. The same can be said for the occasional posts over at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, which is gearing up for a busy and exciting fall.
Otherwise, here are a few quick hits and varia:
- Scandawegian Byzantine Heavy Metal.
- Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, excavations at Pyla-Vigla.
- Not the world’s oldest Homer. Doh!
- If you only look at one thing from this list, look at this: Below the Surface.
- Blogs ruined the web.
- Lots of buzz about this: </Syllabus>
- Too long to wait: Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia.
- What I’m reading:
- Jennifer Karns Alexander, The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control. 2008.
- Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society. 1964.
- Doug Bailey, Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture. 2018.
- What I’m listening to:
- Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth.
- The Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.
- Parquet Courts, Wide Awake!