Some Friday Quick Hits and Varia
Just a quick gaggle of quick hits and varia on a sunny Friday morning:
- Yesterday’s Cyprus Research Fund talk was well attended. Over 50 interested students, colleagues, and members of the community showed up for David Pettegrew’s talk: Setting the Stage for St. Paul’s Corinth: How an Isthmus determined the maritime character of an ancient landscape. If you missed it, you can watch the presentation here. And before too long we’ll have the lecture up as an mp3 podcast.
- David directed to me his colleague, John Fea’s blog: The Way of Improvement Leads Home.
- Dimitri Nakassis got some blog-press a while back venting his wrath while modifying the function of a plastic chair.
- I know this poem has made the rounds for years, but it’s worth linking to again.
- Some interesting thoughts on Digital Humanities.
- The Council on Library and Information Resources and Tufts has produced an impressive report on the state of Digital classics: Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists. I haven’t processed it, but it looks like an amazing compendium of digital humanities projects and initiatives. They are looking for comments apparently.
- Some different views of the research library of the future.
- And some more thoughts on E-readers.
- Another interesting archaeology blog from the University of Sydney’s Excavations at the Paphos Theatre, Cyprus.
- There is something profound about the Rent is Too Damn High Party.
- What I’m reading: George Jackson, Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. (New York 1970).
Categories: Varia and Quick Hits