Digital Approaches to Teaching Mediterranean Archaeology: A Conversation with Sebastian Heath

As we look ahead to a busy summer of class redesign and an uncertain fall, The Digital Press is pleased to re-introduce Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. It is now available as a glorious full-color digital download and in resplendent paper which you can buy at Amazon or through an independent bookstore. To celebrate its publication in paper, we had a conversation with the book’s editor, Sebastian Heath, where he talks about linked open data, teaching during the “Time of COVID”, and the future of digital practices in the classroom and in various discipline.   1. Can you talk…

DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean available in paperback!

The best days are NEW BOOK DAYS, and while today isn’t quite a new book day, we are still excited to announce the paper publication of Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. You can now grab a paper copy for $9 on Amazon.com or, as always, download a digital copy for free. This book has particular relevance during our COVID-19 inflected days when teaching online has become normal practice. While this book is not a “how to” book or a set of teaching tips, but rather a sustained and varied discussion of digital teaching practices, many…

New Book Day: DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean

As the coronavirus has continued to disrupt higher education in the US and globally, The Digital Press accelerated the release of Sebastian Heath’s edited volume, DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean as a way to contribute to the ongoing conversation about digital and online teaching not only in Classics, Ancient History, and Mediterranean Archaeology but across the entire humanities.  The book is a free, open access download and will be made available as a low-cost paperback by the middle of next month. We’re calling this version, the “Digital First, Alpha Version” because it sounds cool. You can download it here. Here’s the…

Two Impending Arrivals and A Departing Old Friend from the Digital Press

There are going to be some new arrivals at the Digital Press this spring and the first departure from out catalogue.  First, we’ve excited to announce that DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean edited by Sebastian Heath is almost ready for publication and should be out around the end of the month. Mark your calendars. It features contributions from Sebastian Heath, Lisl Walsh, David Ratzan, Patrick Burns, Sandra Blakely, Marie-Claire, Eric Poehler, William Caraher, and Beaulieu and Anthony Bucci as well as a critical introduction by Shawn Graham and preface by Society of Classical Studies Executive Director Helen Cullyer. The contributors cover a wide…