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Changing faces: revealing ancient alterations in Saharan rock art


Jorge De Torres, Cataloguer, African rock art image project The Ennedi Plateau cliffs, Chad Fifteen years ago, I started my training as an archaeologist participating in a rock art survey in Extremadura, Spain. For a month I climbed cliffs and endured summer temperatures of 45ºC, looking for the flat rock faces where the schematic rock art we were looking for might be. One of those exhausting days, I crawled under a shelter during a break […]


Call for Manuscripts: Digital Art History


28 Nov 2014 The Digital Age has revolutionized economy, society and our private lives. For decades now, digitalization has also touched most branches of the humanities. With the rising importance of the so called Digital Humanities, Art History is about to change significantly. Since the slide library is irreversibly replaced by image databases, the fact that our media have turned digital opens up to new possibilities. Academic books and journals are increasingly accessed and published […]


“Shaping Europe”: Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana 1989


2nd and 3rd December 2014 Shaping Europe event will mark the centenary commemoration of WW1 and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain WW1 and the fall of the Iron Curtain, two events that shaped the Europe we know today to be commemorated at the European Parliament in unique style. A family history roadshow, digitising personal memorabilia of MEPs for these two seminal periods of European history, is taking place in the […]


Open Access Journal: Lingue antiche e moderne


 [First posted in AWOL 24 November 2013, updated 27 November 2014] Lingue antiche e moderne   La nuova rivista “Lingue antiche e moderne” intende aprire un luogo di incontro e riflessione privilegiato per filologi classici e filologi moderni, nello spirito di collaborazione e partnership tra realtà culturali diverse che caratterizza l’Associazione dei Laureati in Lingue dell’Università di Udine, ateneo che fin dalle origini ha sempre valorizzato la presenza dell’insegnamento della lingua e letteratura latina nel […]

Charles Jones

Open Access Archaeology Digest #615


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Continuità d’occupazione nel suburbio sud-orientale di Roma. Il caso di via Ispica. http://bit.ly/19vrCnP The Three ‘Cs’: Traditional Cultural Values, Cultural Landscapes, and Cultural Propertieshttp://bit.ly/ZgE9Fv The parish church … sancti Stephanis regis circa Drauam – a contribution to the interpretation of the spread of Hungarian political influence south of the Drava http://bit.ly/1uNhnQ9 Testimonianze preromane del culto domestico a Pompei: i compita vicinalia sulla facciata di […]


Round table: Linking Ancient People, Places, Objects and Texts


Linking Ancient People, Places, Objects and Texts a round table discussion Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Daniel Pett (British Museum), Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth), Charlotte Tupman (KCL); with response by Eleanor Robson (UCL) 18:00, Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Anatomy Museum, Strand Building 6th Floor (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/download/KBLevel6forweb.pdf) King’s College London, Strand London WC2R 2LS As classicists and ancient historians have become increasingly reliant on large online research tools over recent years, it has become ever more imperative to find ways […]

Gabriel Bodard

CDLI search


CDLI has recently implemented at <http://cdli.ucla.edu/search/> a search functionality, similar to that for transliterations, for lines of translation and comment that form a part of our core text annotation files. While only a fraction of the numbers of translations available through the Oracc consortium, there are, still, currently some 54,000 lines of translated cuneiform text in CDLI files, mostly in English, but including some instances in German, French, and even Catalan; 14,700 lines of interlinear […]

Charles Jones

Research Data, the Humanities, and the First Four Centuries of Print


Research Data, the Humanities, and the First Four Centuries of Print Gregory Crane (gcrane2008@gmail.com) (Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities at Universität Leipzig & Professor of Classics and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University) November 2014 I am writing about the critical importance of research data as a topic for humanists — we cannot flourish in a digital age unless we are able to understand and to manage the data […]

Monica Berti

Use digital food and drink ingredients and win 5000 euro


By the Europeana Food and Drink team CC-BY-SA Europeana Food and Drink What is European food and drink cultural heritage all about? When we think about food and drink, we imagine traditional regional delicacies, wines and beers, secret ingredients, intricate production methods and the climatic impact on flavours and aromas. Combined with dining etiquette, eating rituals, emblematic traditions, nostalgic locations and historically meaningful events and occasions, food and drink form the foundation of culture. From […]

Susan Muthalaly

New reviews: Anglo-Saxon theology, Scottish Enlightenment towns, early modern faith and WW1 diaries


Wulfstan Archbishop of York 1002-1023 We start this week with Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith by Helen Foxhall Forbes. Máirín Mac Carron and the author discuss a book which breaks new ground in considering the widespread Anglo-Saxon population’s engagement with Christian beliefs (no. 1698, with response here). Then we turn to Bob Harris and Charles McKean’s The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820, […]


TechTypes – which are you? #TBT

Came across this cute idea from Microsoft – a What’s Your Tech Type? quiz. You answer a few short questions and it tells you whether you are a: Creator Tinkerer Sharer Self-improver Spectator Make Doer For this week’s #throwbackthursday post I was reminded of a study we did back in 2007 looking at Australian’s online behaviour […]


Pompeii: The First Navigation Map


Pompeii: The First Navigation Map Posted on November 24, 2014 by Eric Poehler   The PBMP’s first full map for navigation is now online. You can start to explore Pompeii in the map embedded below, or go to the full site for more space and options. If you want to customize the map or make a presentation from it, sign in to / sign up for your ArcGIS Online account and save a copy to your […]

Charles Jones

Text Analysis of the Grand Jury Documents


a topic in the grand jury documents, #ferguson I watched Twitter and the CBC while the prosecutor was reading his statement. I watched the live feeds from Ferguson, and other cities around the US. Back in August, when this all first began, I was glued to my computer, several feeds going at once. A spectator. Yesterday, Mitch Fraas put the grand jury documents (transcripts of the statements, the proceedings) into Voyant Tools: For those looking […]


CFP: Philosopher Kings and Tragic Heroes


This interdisciplinary symposium on the Hellenic heritage of Southern Italy will take place in Syracuse, Sicily, on May 21-23, 2015.  The official languages of the conference will be English, Italian, and Greek.  Proposals for individual paper presentations, panel discussions, and creative presentations related to any aspect of the cultural heritage of Greater Greece are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be 150-300 words in length and prepared for blind review.  Proposals for panel discussions or creative presentations should include […]

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