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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:55:40 pm »

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Time Magazine has a feature on the 'Top 25 Political Icons':
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2046285_2045996_2045906,00.html

... while elsewhere we have a list of the 10 most powerful women in history:
http://listverse.com/2008/10/02/top-10-most-powerful-women-in-history/

... and a list of five famous philosophers greatest hypocrisies:
http://www.slate.com/BLOGS/blogs/browbeat/archive/2011/01/31/5-famous-philosophers-greatest-hypocrisies.aspx

Another day ... another theory about the Mona Lisa:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44665
 
Legislation in the UK is forcing reburial of human remains:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/04/archaeologists-forced-to-rebury-finds?INTCMP=SRCH
 
On the history of encyclopedias:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/knowledge-through-the-pages-the-evolution-of-encyclopedias-2203767.html

Solving a mystery of Chopin's sojourn in Majorca:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/8296219/Row-over-Chopins-Majorcan-residence-solved-by-piano.html

... and more on the idea that he had epilepsy:
http://www.classical-music.com/news/chopin-may-have-had-epilepsy

A couple of Notre Dame profs have received NEH grants:
http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/news/professors-receive-fellowships-1.1956421

On the possibility that Humanities are an endangered species:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-humanities-america-endangered-species.html

Some dirty ditties apparently explain the popularity of an 18th century book ... go figure:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-hidden-pornographic-poems-bestseller-success.html

On nonsense and natural history:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/the-brittle-stars-danced-the-stingray-smoked-a-pipe/

On links between music and spirituality:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-music-spirituality-legacies-motherese-expert.html

Richard M. Krill has died:
http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20110131/NEWS13/101310317/-1/rss

…as has Andre Laronde:
http://blog.passion-histoire.net/?p=9089

… and Leon Knopoff:
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_17281713?source=rss

… and sadly so has Ron Patterson:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/us/31patterson.html
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« Reply #1: February 13, 2011, 12:55:50 pm »


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A potentially useful 3d map application:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927986.000-ancient-buildings-brought-to-life-from-historic-maps.html

Some Finnish scientists are trying to 'rebrew' a beer found in a 19th-century shipwreck:
http://www.therecord.com/news/world/article/482995--finns-hope-to-re-brew-ancient-ale-found-in-19th-century-shipwreck
 
They've carbon-dated the Voynich Manuscript:
http://news.discovery.com/history/voynich-manuscript-mystery-age-110211.html
 
The 10 most historically-inaccurate movies:
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/drama/10-most-historically-inaccurate-movies/

On the evolution of the Bible:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-fall-bible-illuminates-text-unexpected.html

OpEddish thing on Saudi Arabia's religious problems with archaeology:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/8303974/Analysis-Saudi-Arabias-war-between-god-and-archaeology.html

A William Blake letter is coming to auction:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44837&int_modo=1

Some field schools run by the UCLA Cotsen Institute have been temporarily cut:
http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2011/02/archaeology_field_schools_run_by_the_ucla_cotsen_institute_have_been_temporarily_cut_because_of_fund

The Archaeological Digs blog, which might be useful to some:
http://archaeologydigs.blogspot.com/2011/02/archaeological-digs-2011-best-sources_12.html

Feature on all these dead folk they keep digging up again:
http://discovermagazine.com/photos/08-dead-people-science-wont-let-r-i-p/

Geographers have 'recreated' the Louisiana Hurricane of 1812:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-geographers-recreate-louisiana-hurricane.html

We'll keep an eye on funding problems at UGlasgow:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-12403882

More on Genghis Khan's carbon footprint:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0208/Scientists-calculate-Ghengis-Khan-s-carbon-footprint

Possible (probable) fake Roman coin find:
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/roman-coin-found-in-a-back-street-may-be-fake-1.807669?referrerPath=news/

The Heritage New York Sale seems to have had some interesting items:
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=17484

J.V. Luce has died:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0212/1224289634573.html

…as has Geoff Egan:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/09/geoff-egan-obituary

…and Donald Quataert:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressconnects/obituary.aspx?n=donald-g-quataert&pid=148524390

… as well as Francoise Cachin:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/arts/design/10cachin.html

… and Maria V. Altmann:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/arts/design/09altmann.html
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« Reply #2: February 20, 2011, 12:20:40 pm »

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A Shakespearean take on paywalls:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opinion/15turow.html

They've identified the artist of 'The Old Plantation':
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/arts/design/11antiques.html

Caravaggio's police records are interesting:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12497978

Why van Goghs lose their shine:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-x-rays-van-gogh.html
 
On mummies and that new UK reburial law:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-curse-of-the-vanishing-mummies-2216110.html

A German-Jewish digitization project:
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/national-library-germany-partner-to-put-papers-online-1.343622

Opeddish thing on archaeology:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/idle-chatter-archaeology-tells-entire-story/20110219

Review of a couple of tomes about Elizabeth Bishop:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/books/review/Logan-t.html

Alan Segal has died:
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/02/18/prof-segal-remembered-devoted-friendships-defense-judaism

...as has Willi Dansgaard:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/8326663/Willi-Dansgaard.html


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« Reply #3: February 27, 2011, 11:19:36 am »

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Rethinking the origins of farming:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222192828.htm

Computational modelling of archaeological sites:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-archaeologists-future-landscapes.html
 
The life of an independent scholar:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/jobs/20pre.html

Endangered marginalia?:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/books/21margin.html

Feature on 'art detective' Silvano Vinceti:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/8331061/Silvano-Vinceti-no-1-art-detective.html

France has made a 'virtual copy' of the Cosquer Caves:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/8348526/France-creates-virtual-copy-of-threatened-caves.html

Feature on Paris' 'human zoo':
http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20110216-paris-s-forgotten-human-zoo-shows-crude-workings-colonial-propaganda

Feature on the mosaics at Ravenna:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/8334417/The-inexplicable-hands-of-Ravenna.html

There are still some geocentrists around, apparently:
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/spring/geocentrism-seminar-hosted-by-radical-traditionalist-catholics

Choosing the top ten poets:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/top-10-composers-been-there-done-that-what-about-poets/

Discussing that would-Shakespeare-have-survived-the-web thing from last week:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/opinion/l22copyright.html

... in case you missed it:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opinion/15turow.html

Review of Solomon Volkov, *Romanov Riches*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Homans-t.html

Some coins of undetermined date were found in Viet Nam's Quang Ninh province (and some of them were stolen):
http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110225171007.aspx

Feature on Princeton's numismatic collection (some dating problems in this  one):
http://www.nj.com/news/times/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-22/1298789130186671.xml&coll=5

Hands on History:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/

Edmund de Unger has died:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/arts/design/21deunger.html


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