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Vote for our project in the Knight News Challenge!


Digital Antiquity and ASU Libraries just submitted a project proposal to the The Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge, and we need your help to get our project funded. The Challenge poses the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Our project, Digging Up Data – Teaching and Learning with Digital Repositories like the Digital Archaeological Record, is designed to help teachers and students learn to find and use […]

Announcing the Release of the 2015 National Agenda For Digital Stewardship


The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to announce the release today of the “2015 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.”  The Agenda provides funders, decision‐makers and practitioners with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for research and development to support the work needed to ensure that today’s valuable digital content remains accessible, useful, and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy and a rich […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #558


Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Medieval and other material in Linlithgow Palace Museumhttp://bit.ly/1f2JcNw A fragment of comb from Dun Scalpsie, Butehttp://bit.ly/Z8tb4g Lower Palaeolithic surface finds from northern scarp of the Downs at Kithurst Hill, Near Storrington, West Sussexhttp://bit.ly/13Ju5lB Date Codes Discovered on Milk Bottle Rims: A West Coast Dating Systemhttp://bit.ly/1rIZXHA Notices (1) of the Discovery of Bronze Age Urns on the Braid Hills; and (2) of the Discovery of a […]

CFP: Seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age


The Digital Latin Library, a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announces a seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age. The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the DLL’s host institution, on June 25–26, 2015. We welcome proposals for papers on all subjects related to the […]

ESRI’s MOOC Going Spatial: Week 5


This week the MOOC will concentrate on patterns and hypothesis about patterns. Exercises will concentrate on “hotspots” and patterns in crime analysis. So the keyword in this lessons might be visualization. As it often defines our visual footprint the MOOC also focusses on classification approaches. ESRI’s MOOC infrastructure In the last weeks it was a little bit hard to understand the quizzes and the explanation for a right or wrong answer. In this week the […]

CMME Exhibit Component: Formative Evaluation Summary


Formative Evaluation Methods: A total of nine iterations of the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) exhibit prototype were tested throughout the formative evaluation phase, which occurred from April 2013 to March 2014. Overall, 134 visitors took part in testing the prototypes. This includes 15 recruited people with disabilities and 119 general Museum visitors (who were not asked whether they identified as having a disability). Because people with disabilities were the target audience for this […]

Hittite cuneiform tablet to be scanned in 3D


A tablet found during excavations in Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite civilization in the central Anatolian province of Çorum, will be deciphered with a 3D scanning system. An example of a Hittite cuneiform tablet [Credit: DHA]Assistant Professor Andreas Schachner, the head of the excavations, said the team had started working to decipher the 3,500-year-old tablet. He said that what was written on the tablet had been an object of… [[ This is a content […]

Deadline for the Digital Humanities Awards is approaching!


Byron Company, Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field, 1896. Museum of the City of New York. Reminder: The deadline for Artstor’s Digital Humanities Awards is October 15, 2014. The award aims to facilitate the most innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field. Winners will receive five years’ free access to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s digital media management software, to upload, catalog, manage, store, and share their project. To enter, simply describe your Digital Humanities project in 1,000 words or […]

Histropedia – a ‘timeline of everything’


The Guardian reports on the announcement of Histropedia, a tool to visualise history unveiled at the Wikimania conference in London. The tool is touted as being able to create a ‘timeline of everything’ to document historical events. From the article. “Histropedia, a new interactive tool to display historical events and described as “a combination of maps, timelines, and trends”, made its public debut at the Wikimania conference this weekend at the Barbican in London. The […]

The success of Hispana


On the Europeana Pro blog, we want to highlight the good work being done by the Europeana Network. This time, María Luisa Martínez-Conde (Project manager at the Spanish Ministry) from the Hispana project tells us more about the history of the project, what they do and their plans for the future. Image: Vinos y Finos : Sanlucar de Barrameda, [1920-1925] Biblioteca Valenciana Digital (Public domain) Hispana is the common access point to Spanish cultural and scientific […]

CALL FOR AUTHORS: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society


Greetings, Golson Media is producing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Advertising & Society. We are reaching out to members of the history community to join this exciting project.

Eagle 2014 conference in Paris: the Poster


Here’s our amazing poster for the Eagle 2014 conference in Paris! Heartfelt thanks to École Normale Supérieure and Collège de France Chaire Religion, institutions et société de la Rome antique who hosted this most high-profile event!  

Wordless Wednesday: Say "Cheeeese"


#TwistedPreservation #MuseumAnarchist Follow the link in the photo caption to find out more. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links to associated articles) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards. 

Roman Inscriptions of Britain


Roman Inscriptions of Britain Welcome to the home of RIB online This website hosts Volume One of The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, R.G. Collingwood’s and R.P. Wright’s magisterial edition of 2,401 monumental inscriptions from Britain found prior to 1955. It also incorporates all Addenda and Corrigenda published in the 1995 reprint of RIB (edited by R.S.O. Tomlin) and the annual survey of inscriptions published in Britannia since. Preface (2014) Editorial Policy This online edition of […]

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