It’s finally Friday! For some reason the first week of the semester feels a bit longer and more tiring than most other weeks of the academic year. I think it’s mostly because there’s so much excitement and anticipation that I burn a bit too brightly making it hard to sustain my energy. Whatever the reason, I’m looking forward to having a few days to recharge.
Fortunately, this is a good weekend to recharge. The weather will be cool and fall-like, but the days are still long enough that you don’t feel like you’re living in darkness. Since the baseball season is coming to the end (at least if you’re a Philly fan) and the third test in the England-India series had a disappointing start, I can watch a good weekend of motor racing without worrying about what’s going on elsewhere. That means qualifying and racing at Spa on Saturday and Sunday morning and racing in Daytona on Friday and Saturday night.
In between, I’ll be working my way through a bit of a backlog of articles and other reading as I start to plan out my fall reading and writing work.
In the meantime, here are some quick hits and varia:
- If you’re not reading Pasts Imperfect, you really should be. It is what varia and quick hits wants to be when it grows up.
- Relaunched: Studies in Late Antiquity and Islam.
- Alexandria Archive is looking for Beta Testers for their new Digital Data Story project!
- Archaeology and Activism.
- Leadership in Public History Award for Digital Harrisburg.
- Campus Archaeology
- Special Section: Debating Posthumanism in Archaeology in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal.
- Posthuman Archaeologies, Archaeological Posthumanisms in the Journal of Posthumanism.
- When Defense Is Not Enough in Forum Kritische Archäologie.
- After Discourse.
- Inefficient Mapping: A Protocol for Attuning to Phenomena.
- COVID Dashboards
- Urban Music
- New Bambford.
- What I’m reading: Anthony Kaldellis, Romanland: Ethnicity and Empire in Byzantium. Harvard 2019.
- What I’m listening to: Other Dimensions in Music, Now! and Cecil Taylor, Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come: Live at Cafe Montmartre, 1962.
Happy Doggo Day (a day late, but not, as the saying goes, a doggo short)