This week, we had our first taste of real winter here in North Dakotaland with temperatures refusing to move about 0 Fahrenheit for a few days. This weekend, though, milder days should return and giving me the feeling that we’re as close to spring as we are darkest days of the year.
The semester is well and truly upon us as well with classes, projects, service obligations, and other bits and bobs tumbling over themselves for my attention. It’s a busy, but exciting time of year made all the more interesting by the hotting up of the NBA season, the return of motorsports in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona, and the prospects of some good prize fights (perhaps not including Caleb Plant’s match this weekend) on the horizon.
New books are piling up and some old classics are begging to be re-read, the next issue of NDQ is imminent, and my own book project is creeping along.
Amid all this, there are some quick hits and varia:
- Burning Classics Down. (Maximus Planudes is really on it lately. You should go and read all his stuff.)
- Neville Morley’s View.
- Byzantine Intellectuals having Fun in Justinianic Constantinople.
- Now, Previously, and Afterwards.
- Dumbarton Oaks Papers 74.
- Mourning in the Mani.
- Archaeology of Contemporary Death.
- Excavating Entombed.
- Forensic Architecture.
- The Future Encyclopedia of Luddism.
- This is me. You. Us.
- The Dead in vinyl.
- Teaching while Dead.
- Hamilton Chrono-Matic Fontainebleau Ref. 11001-3.
- What I’m reading: Carolyn Fornoff, Patricia Eunji Kim, and Bethany Wiggin, eds., Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities. 2020.
- What I’m listening to: Conference Call, Prism.