As the pandemic known as COVID-19 grips the globe, thousands of instructors in the United States and elsewhere have been asked to transition their courses online for the remainder of the semester.
Sarah BondOn the @scsclassics blog today, I list a number of crowdsourced digital projects for Classics teachers to incorporate into their new digital syllabi. From digital papyri to manuscripts, we can work together to democratize info even when social distancing.
Regular updates from Cambridge University Press relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sarah BondNB: “@CambridgeUP has made higher education textbooks free to access online. All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May, regardless of whether they were...purchased.”
Sarah BondFeb. 28, 256 CE: An order for arrest is issued for the Egyptian Petosorapis. Instead of an occupation, he's ID-ed as 'χρισ<τ>ιανὸν' ("Christian"). This is the 1st papyrological incidence of someone styled as "Christian" in a dated papyrus (P.Oxy. 42 3035) papyri.info/hgv/16434pic.twitter.com/3VNdu0Y3LU
This article discusses the sources for Egyptian hieroglyphs, language and epigraphy, and 'Egyptomania' in Egypt and Rome. Egyptian scribes continued to compose lengthy and stylistically complex hieroglyphic texts on temple walls and other media well...
Digital files of the bust were guarded almost as closely as the artifact itself.
Sarah BondAfter years of fighting and debate, the 3D scans & point cloud for the Nefertiti Bust are finally available. It should never have taken this long for open access, but the case still begs the question: Who owns digital objects? #digitalcolonialism
How long does it take to master a craft? How about 80 years? Because 109-year-old Australian Alfred Date has been knitting since the 1930s and his latest/most famous endeavor was making mini sweaters... for endangered penguins!
The text below is a revised version of a talk I gave at the University of Richmond this spring. It’s the first bit of writing toward my very much in-process project, Generous Thinking: The Un…
Sarah BondEight years on Twitter has taught me that generous reading is not as common as it should be. At breakfast with an archaeologist this morning she reminded me of @kfitz’s work. It really is easier to criticize than to read with openness and generosity.
The Marquette U. history department is very pleased to welcome this post by our new colleague Sarah Bond, a historian who fills our position in Late Antique, Early Medieval history. She was rec…
Sarah BondI've written on this before (here: marquettehistorians.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/whe…) but let's chat about the late antique origins of the turn of phrase "When in Rome..."
In 401, Augustine wrote a letter in reply to a man who had written to Augustine with questions concerning proper Christian liturgy.
New analysis of skeletons from Roman-era London show high levels of lead, lending support to the theory that population decline in the Roman Empire could have resulted from human-caused lead poisoning.
Sarah BondAn important article from Prof. @DrKillgrove on the newly published evidence for lead poisoning in Roman London. Again, lead poisoning did not cause the "fall of Rome" but lead levels were a serious problem within the Roman Empire.
Sarah Bond"In truth, there are three places in which the opinion and inclination of the Roman people may be ascertained in the greatest degree; at speeches, the assemblies and at the games and exhibitions of gladiators." --Cicero, Sest. 106.