I sympathise with all PhD students out there who have to navigate the current pandemic landscape and finish their dissertations. Some useful words of advice and (possible) encouragement on the process may come in a post from Michael Shanks, arguing for a “pragmatic basis of evaluation.” Given the current conditions, this seems more relevant than […]
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Happy New Year!
Mosaic depicting an old woman in the Barcelona Archaeological Museum. Photo: TMK, December 2009. Here’s wishing all the best for the New Year to all readers out there! Next week, I’m off to Rome for our “Using Images in Late Antiquity” conference at the Danish Academy. It should be very interesting and I also hope […]
The “Byzantine Esplanade” at Caesarea Maritima, Israel, discussed in one of the articles below. Photo: TMK, June 2009. Things have been slow on this blog, not only recently, but for a while. This will not change in the near future (although posts may randomly appear), due to a little thing called Dissertation. Instead, I will […]
University Branding in the 21st Century
My university’s website has for as long as I remember been a rather poor affair, run on the inflexible and altmodisch CMS known as ‘SIAB’ (Site-in-a-Box). Besides the logo itself, the only graphic element has always consisted of a banner image with very poor pixel quality… In short, it looks horribly outdated. That is apparently […]
Thesis Status and Things to Come
As I’m about to leave Winnipeg (a place so cold that the bus stops have heating!), I thought it would be a good time for an update on my thesis work. I have just recently completed very advanced drafts of two chapters (2 and 4 – check the outline here). Chapter 2 deals with the […]
Are Roman Slaves Visible in the Archaeological Record?
The latest volume of Journal of Roman Archaeology is out. It has no less than six papers on slavery in the Roman world (five from a 2001 conference in Rome), a topic that previously has been somewhat overlooked in archaeology because of the perceived invisibility of slaves in terms of material culture and purpose-built monuments. […]
More Archaeological Art?
I have now settled in here in Canada, and blogging will be regular again. Speaking of Canada, the SAS inflight magazine had a small feature on Margaret Nicholson’s project “100 Pieces“. Here’s her own description: In April of 2005, I placed 100 pieces of clay sculpture along the coastline of Nova Scotia. Lost or found, […]
As I’m in the middle of a transatlantic move, there will be no updates for the next week and a half or so. As soon as I have settled in, regular updates will return.
Well, I’m back from France, and the blog will again be updated regularly. However, this first post after the break is not so much about iconoclasm, but more a short review of some of the books I read while away. Of course, I have also been busy reading up on things for my thesis, and […]
I’m off to France for the next three weeks, and there will be no updates before mid-August. Comments are, of course, still welcome, even though I won’t be able to moderate them quickly.