Summertime Quick Hits

I generally don’t surf the web as much in the summer as I do during the academic year when my days are more structured and I find myself sitting in front of a computer more often. 

That being said, I do see things that I’m sure other folks have seen, but maybe not all of the other folks, and so it seems worthwhile sharing them. I’m pretty excited to read Archaeological Dialogues 26.1 (2019) dedicated to Environmental Determinism and while finding a link to this issue, I came across this article on the archaeology of home and the Chinese diaspora in American Antiquity

I’m also looking forward to reading Anthony Kaldellis and Ioannis Polemis recently published translation of the Saints of Ninth and Tenth-Century Greece which includes the lives of Peter of Argos and Theodore of Kythera. We work in the shadow of the former’s church and I’ve published a bit on the latter.

My colleagues at North Dakota Quarterly continue to amaze me. Out poetry editor Paul Worley and his co-editor Rita Palacios appear on the SECOLAS (Southeast Council on Latin American Studies) podcast to discuss their new book. Our non-fiction editor, Sheila Liming has a new piece on Inside Higher Ed (and she grew up next door to Octavia Butler). David Haeselin, who might as well be “editor at large” for NDQ and is my co-conspirator at The Digital Press appears on the podcast Meant to be Eaten to talk about driving a beet truck and food in general. One of our newest board members, Suzzanne Kelley is the director of the North Dakota State University Press and one of that press’s most recent books, Pacing Dakota, was just named book of the month by UNL Center from Great Plains Studies

As if you didn’t know, podcasts really are a thing. You can hear a lecture by Sun-Ra here. This is an interesting landscape review of scholarly publishing and academic resources. The entire Dirk Obbink saga is weird

Check out this review of Dynaco’s first solid state amplifier. It’s sort of wild to think that 50 years ago we were still debating whether serious amplifiers could be solid state.

Translating garbage could describe what we do as archaeologists. Go pet a dog.

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