Things I’ve seen around the web recently include…
Notes from a recent conference on digital dissemination, with links to other people’s views on the subject.
Once a comet has been discovered that’s not the end of the story. It needs to stay discovered. Carl Hergenrother tells the tale of Comet Boethin, which would have been visited by NASA, if they had been able to find it.
The next installment of a fascinating series of posts on early Christian responses to dreams.
Shawn Graham on why doing archaeology for the craic isn’t always a good idea.
I think I could use some excessive pleasures.
Greg Downey of the Neuroanthropologists points the way to a small treasure-trove of neuroscience papers. I think I’m starting to understand this slowly.
Dr Jim West shows how faith is being used to sell an archaeological tour with little connection to the Bible.
Mark Steel points out some of the more obvious holes in the ‘nuclear family’ story which has been doing the rounds, which means I won’t bother. I think the idea it’s a ‘nuclear family’, in the sense that we would use the term, is highly speculative. Especially when the authors themselves say this kind of assemblage is extremely rare in this period.
Quentin Skinner walks the walk as well as talking the talk.
Social and Evolutionary Anthropologists are not speaking to each other. Is it possible to unify the discipline. Interestingly the article doesn’t even touch on Linguistics ot Archaeology. :)
“Another first for Poppleton.” Those were the triumphant words used by our Director of Curriculum Development, Janet Fluellen, as she announced the introduction from this September of a brand-new BA degree in Unemployment.
Speaking at a specially convened press conference in the atrium of the new Management Centre, Ms Fluellen explained that the move was a direct response to recent ministerial demands that university degrees should be made relevant to the current state of the British economy.
This is the kind of thing that academic blogs do really well. This wouldn’t make an academic journal or conference paper, but it is important. Historiann shows what some female academics have to put up with.
…and this is the post that pointed me to Historiann’s blog post.
The wheel might not have originated in Sumeria. Personally I’m not sure it needs to have just one origin.
If you’re searching for churches, do you need to look with the eye of faith?
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