Rebecca Falcasantos talks web design as a pedagogical tool in the first of this month's teaching-focused series!
Falcasantos: "To summarize, a long-term, group website project provides a productive and creative way to introduce students to the basic skills and practices of academic research. Additionally, the platform and awareness of their large potential audience makes the students aware of the fact that they are part of larger scholarly conversations."
Articles and News
- Launch of the Israel National Library Ktiv site, aiming to digitize as many Hebrew MSS as humanly possible.
- Times of Israel reports on important antiquities smuggling arrests in multi-million dollar Jerusalem case.
- Overview of mosaics in this season's excavations at Huqoq.
- Michael Satlow quizzes ways of examining Jewish ritual practice, with added Latour.
- Sharp examination of whether the Greeks saw colors in the ways we might expect.
- First issue of Archaeology and Text, a journal examining how to integrate material culture with ancient written texts.
- On the late great Patricia Crone and her contributions to Iranian Studies.
- Mira Wasserman discusses Planet of the Apes, animality, and Talmud.
- Over at the ASOR Blog, the tale of Syriac manuscripts hidden, found, preserved, and digitized.
A reminder that archaeologists like Giacomo Boni used to use hot-air balloons to take aerial photos of excavations (e.g. the Forum, 1899). pic.twitter.com/aC5GL4spEI— Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) 3 August 2017
5 Samaritan Tabernacle drawings; 2 with identical shelf-mark; just 2 cat. entries, only one of which is as described 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/DsAeo5YIFy— Katharina E. Keim (@katharinakeim) 1 August 2017
ALERT religion theorists: from din to Du Bois, Jews to zongjiao; queer theory, new atheists, cultural studies, empire - check it out! https://t.co/KKnyjBW3Dk— Matthew Chalmers (@Matt_J_Chalmers) 29 July 2017