Pedagogy month continues with "On Pedagogy and Playing with Fire: How (and Why) to Eat a Candle in Class!" *may or may not include genuine candle eating
Hicks-Keeton: “I have taken a bite out of a burning candle twice in my life now. The most recent occasion was in front of my forty juniors and seniors in a course called “Jesus of Nazareth” at the University of Oklahoma. Their gasps, followed by confused laughter, revealed that the theatrics had worked: they were surprised that their professor lit a candle and then ate it.”
Booknote: Stephen Shoemaker, Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016)
Sr. Miola: “Shoemaker’s prodigious command of ancient languages and his careful study of little-known texts and manuscripts over the course of nearly two decades make this volume a unique contribution to the debates over early Marian devotion and dogma.”
Articles and News
- Collaboration at Zooniverse between multiple institutions to sort Cairo Genizah fragments in preparation for mass transcription efforts.
- Review of new book on late antique reception of Johannine Ioudaioi.
- AJS puts out the call reminding early career scholars that Sep 1 is the deadline for mentoring applications through the Women's Caucus.
- Still in progress and extensive bibliography on race and ethnicity in the classical world.
- Penn Museum's amazingly detailed blog piece on conserving a Roman-period linen mummy mask.
- Sarah Bond muses on classics-themed coloring books and what we can learn from them.
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Jewish Art launches a massive online index.
- The Open Greek and Latin Project (OGL) continues international efforts to make Greek and Latin ancient texts available open access.
- Sampling of folios of the fourth-century Gothic Bible by the Jubilees Palimpsest Project.
Scriptorium in the clouds, Gospels of Sainte-Aure, France 9th century (BnF, Arsenal 1171, fol. 17v) pic.twitter.com/9qDm2zLgsX— Discarding Images (@discarding_imgs) 16 August 2017