Happy Single Day of UK Summer, everyone! Back to normal tomorrow, apparently – but it was fine while it lasted…!
It will come as no surprise to anyone on the OU’s MA in Classical Studies that I don’t have time to write a proper post this week. If I haven’t mentioned it already (!), tomorrow (Sat 1st August) is our online Summer MA Conference. It’s all been a bit short-notice, and it has taken some pulling together (although I did have fun with the graphics!) – but here’s the programme:
If you’re on the MA (A863 or A864), please do come along to some or all of it; you ought to have received an email invitation by now. It should be fun, with chaos and technical hitches galore!
So that’s been taking up my time this week, which means my links this week are to things I mostly haven’t read myself, and I have no time to tell you about all the weird and wonderful things that have been going on this week. I’ll fill you in on all of it next week, when I have a bit more time (I hope!).
I did manage to find time today for a first visit to Arbeia Roman Fort since lockdown started. Yes, it was different; people were wearing masks inside the museum, the reconstructed buildings were closed, and we had to pre-book tickets. But the weather was beautiful, Regina was still there, and the Fort was still the Fort. So I’ll leave you with some sunshiney pictures, mostly taken by my long-suffering 8-year-old… and I’ll see some of you on Saturday!
This week from around the Classical Internet
Roman church foundations in Colchester – Daily Gazette
New Roman fort in Lancashire – Lancashire Live
Comfort Classics this week
Comment and opinion
Roman genocide order in Scotland – The Scotsman
Aristophanes’ Frogs – Armand D’Angour
On not saying ‘alas!’ –Sententia Antiquae
The Herodotus Helpline – OU Classical Studies Blog
Callimachus: fictive inscriptions – Blogging Ancient Epigram
The Classics in Soap – The Jugaad Project
On academic networking online – Sphinx
Q and A with Greg Woolf – Digital Maps of the Ancient World
Community in the online classroom – Eidolon
Anti-racism in education – Mixed Up in Classics
On denying racism in Classics – Mixed Up in Classics
Racism: a call to action – Mixed Up in Classics
Latin in Hamilton – Latin Language Blog
Podcasts, video and other media
Agrippina the Younger, with Carey Fleiner – The Ancients
JACT Greek Summer School Resources [these are great!] – JACT
Catch up with the OU FASS Fest – FASS