Pedagogy Month continues; Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz on incorporating sound into the teaching of religion.
Gribetz: "The assignment deliberately asked students to use their own voices to animate the historical voices and sounds we studied together over the course of the semester and to use sound as a vehicle through which to share their insights. The process of creating a podcast also challenged students to think creatively about how to tell compelling stories; how to make complex historical ideas and sources accessible and exciting for a broader audience; and how to use a new technology to explore ancient texts."
Articles and News
- Michael Satlow unveils a digital spreadsheet of rabbis listed in Aaron Hyman's three volumes (London, 1910).
- Nathan Elkins discusses the possibility that Nerva's tax reforms formalized Jewish identity.
- Excavation of the longest funerary inscription ever discovered in Pompeii.
- Michael Press examines how blame is dealt out when discussing antiquity looting.
- ASOR Blog reviews John Collins' recent book on Jewish identity.
- Open access Digital Humanities syllabuses available at Humanities Commons.
- Sarah Bond offers a roundup of this summer's classical archaeological finds.
- Illustration of how spectroscopy and digital imaging more generally can reveal texts hidden in later book bindings.
- University of Iowa's Sawyer Seminar publishes Kevin van Bladel's talk on the six manuscript traditions of the Sasanian kingdom.