Welcome to the website of James Barrett-Morison.
Sumerian Project Revamp & Survey
My Sumerian project, centered over at @sumerianlanguage on tumblr, is undergoing a relaunch! For the month of March, I shared some greatest hits from the project's past, and in April I'm answering numerous questions I've gotten over the years. Check out what's going on over there, and please fill out this survey to share what you'd like to see moving forwards!
This year I again contributed to The Florida Book Review's liveblog of the Miami Book Fair, now back in-person as well as online. Read about what I got up to here, including my coverage of panels on politics, speculative fiction, comics, Florida's natural history, and of course the food available at the fair!
I've been a member of Boston's premiere LGBTQ+ a cappella group, Kinsey Scales, since 2017. I was recently profiled by KS as a Member Monday on social media. Visit their Instagram page to read the full profile!
My review of Lynne Buchanan's Florida's Changing Waters is up at The Florida Book Review. Read the review here.
Recently I've been getting lots of questions over on my blog, about Sumerian culture, how to translate your name into Sumerian, and much more. Check out my question tag here to see all the replies.
Last time, I asked for your questions, and you delivered! My Q&A video can be watched at right.
The first worksheets, covering lessons #2 and #3, are also available.
New lessons are coming soon! Visit my Sumerian page for more.
Read an abstract and excerpt and see figures from my B.A. thesis, The Mount Holyoke Pyxis: An Investigation.