Podcast fans can join Bill and Richard this episode in the rousing excitement of a discussion with Jon Frey on how to Stare at Walls! or Scan Someone Else’s Notes! We also discuss digital humanities and archaeology, swap some Ohio State University Excavation at Isthmia stories, and discuss Jon’s shiny new book Spolia in Fortifications and the Common Builder in Late Antiquity.
This weeks show notes are short because both Bill and Richard are grumpy, and together they are an exponential bad attitude multiplier. But the critical info is here, as well as this gratuitous photo of Richard and Jon and the inimitable Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar in San Francisco.
During the podcast, we discuss how Jon illustrated some of the blocks of interest in his discussion of walls:
Jon uses a word that you almost never hear several times: euergetism.
Things we mention:
- John Gaddis, The Landscape of History
- Fractals and self-similarity across scales.
- Digital Humanities and Archaeology systems, like
- The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey and Richard’s a little too awesome database.
- The Sydney Cyrpus Survey Project database (we may not have mentioned this, but it is a cousin).
- The Western Argolid Regional Project
- Adam Rabinowitz
- Richard’s Corinth: The First City of Greece
- Dale Kinney’s Spolia, Damnatio and Renovatio Memoriae
- and Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art
- and The Concept of Spolia
- Hans Peter L’Orange
- Riegl’s Late Antique Mind