Sarah Emily Bond is a Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on late Roman history, epigraphy, law, topography, GIS, and Digital Humanities.
13 books on the list
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A fascinating history of marginalized identities in the medieval worldWhile the term "intersectionality" was coined in 1989, the existence of marginalized identities extends back over millennia. Byzantine Intersectionality reveals the fascinating, little-examined conversations in medieval thought and visual culture around matters of sexual and repr...
@hragv I don't think I would have been able to engage in this at all and understand it without first reading the work of @sandylocks and @Halfrican_One. Thanks for letting me in on this; it is a groundbreaking book. – source
Sarah BondDec 02, 2020
@allofmilov I am not teaching it because I teach ancient history, but did want to say I absolutely loved the book and gave it to numerous family members at Christmas. – source
Sarah BondAug 22, 2020
The Personalization of the Museum Visit
Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors (Routledge Research in Museum Studies)
The Personalization of the Museum Visit examines a fundamental shift in institutional behavior in museums located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contending that art museums have moved toward a new paradigm of public engagement, it posits that modern museum visitors are treated as self-directed "clients", with the agency to make meanin...
And of course where would we be without @Sephspeaks? He is an art critic, an art historian, a journalist, an editor, and a great human being. Read his first book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit: Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors from Routledge: – source
Sarah BondAug 21, 2020
@paregorios Tommie dePaola is my favorite kids book author! Omg. Love Strega Nona. – source
Sarah BondJul 02, 2020
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This article is written by Prof. @kcarterjackson : who also wrote a superb book, “Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” (University of Pennsylvania Press) – source
Sarah BondJun 19, 2020
Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority. The evidence for this phenomenon—mainly inscriptions and coins—is scattered in the published record. The material...
As I have written about before, the concept of asylum (and later the concept of early Christian "sanctuary" rights) is an ancient one: Please see Kent Rigsby's amazing open access book: – source
Sarah BondMar 04, 2020
@MANNapoli My favorite Gregorian–Julian converter online is here: And although I recommend Feeney's 2008 book a lot why not try this superb article by Nomi Claire Lazar on the political rhetoric of calendar adjustment: – source
Sarah BondFeb 24, 2020
By the by, a great book that helped me view Heraclius and Byzantium from a non-Roman perspective is “Byzantium viewed by the Arabs” by Prof. Nadia Maria El Cheikh (@NadiaelCheikh1) @Harvard_Press – source
Sarah BondFeb 11, 2020
@DigitaVaticana I came to know Isidore's letter collection better due to a great chapter by Lillian Larsen addressing their place in late antique epistolography (Ch. 18). Please read the entirety of the book (but get it from the library because it is way too expensive): – source
Sarah BondFeb 04, 2020
While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Bront�'s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly one hundred years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists, and others, resulting in numerou...
A great time to read @JudithMPascoe’s book about the popularity of Brontë in Japan: – source
Sarah BondJul 30, 2019
On Roman Time
The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (Volume 17) (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and relig...
@TradeTexasBig @DigitaVaticana Yes. Please click on the link for the full manuscript. You may also enjoy this book on the calendar by Michele Salzman. – source
Sarah BondJun 20, 2019
Bishops in Flight by Jennifer Barry
Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome by Gregory S. Aldrete