'Sideways Look' Blog

It's that Time of Year

December 01, 2011

It will not be long before we will be receiving emails from the Graduate Admissions Office of GW’s Columbian College suggesting we come and pick up the files of the applicants for our HOMPAL gradua

Publications that made a Difference. No. 1: 'Sometimes Clout Matters'

November 25, 2011

When I was lad the electronic media largely consisted of radio.

Lessons from Cow Poop

November 14, 2011

Silvana Condemi and Ger-Christian Weniger’s 2011 edited volume (Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe, Volume 1) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Neanderthal 1 skeleton contains many interesting papers.

The Heat to Light Index

November 02, 2011

The Heat to Light Index (sometimes abbreviated to ‘H2L’ and computed as Heat/Light x 100) is a little known but valuable way of quantifying the contributions made by individual scientists.

Emulate, but Choose Your Model with Care

October 20, 2011

Way back in the Neolithic, when I was in the UK equivalent of US high school, we took two sets of examinations.

CASHP Director's Blog: No. 1

October 13, 2011

This is the first ‘post’ in what we plan will be a regular series.