It’s still winter here in North Dakotaland, which I suppose is good because it keeps people from going out and spreading COVID-19. It also helped me stay focused on the stack of books begging to be read and the need to find effective and interesting ways to move my classes online. The entire experience so far has been a bit surreal.
To make it more real, The Digital Press moved up the release of their latest book: DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean edited by Sebastian Heath. While hardly a how-to guide, it provides some practical and critical reflections on cutting edge teaching on the ancient Mediterranean. As always, it’s free and open access to download.
That being said, the internet has not stopped, so I can offer some quick hits and varia:
- The Book of Tang on the Byzantine Empire.
- Punching Roman Emperors.
- Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Fake.
- Some weird mammoth bone thing in Russia.
- Cyberpunk Documentary.
- Teaching Pandemics.
- Coronavirus and Feminism.
- The Seminarians work in the Cemeteries.
- Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus?
- JSTOR, Muse, Eidolon, and Cambridge are making more content open.
- Listen to an album.
- The End is Coming.
- Student Readiness to Adopt Online Learning.
- Against Pandemic Productivity.
- Transdisciplinary Archaeology and the Future of Archaeological Practice.
- The DC Environmental Film Festival has taken many of its films online. Check it out for free here.
- Alabama has a really nice coronavirus map.
- North Dakota has decent info graphics.
- Buy a used H. Moser & Cie. watch.
- Bandcamp is helping musicians today.
- What I’m reading: Upton Sinclair’s Oil!
- What I’m listening to: George Russell, Jazz in the Space Age.