Monday, April 21, 2008

Inaugural Post

After months of encouragement from family members, I've finally started a blog. I hope to share here interesting and perhaps useful information about resources and tools for those working in the humanities. My interests are broad, but I expect to concentrate on classical philology, Biblical studies, patristics, and medieval history, with forays into language and linguistics, technology — in particular the use of LaTeX — and other matters that I run across that I think potential readers might also find of interest.

Those disappointed by the lack of substance in this first post will find an edifying alternative in A. E. Housman's 1892 Introductory Lecture at University College London on the value of the humanities, supplemented if desired by St. Basil the Great's brief address on the value of Greek literature. (If the lines of text at those web pages are too long for comfortable reading on your monitor, narrow your browser window to shorten them to a reasonable width.)

1 comment:

Amber said...

Woohoo! I have a feeling this will be the most boring blog on my RSS feed, but I'm happy nonetheless. It's about time you started a blog.