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Tours to be bookable product starting September


By the EUHeritage TOUR team   This is the second of a two-part blog introducing the EUHeritage TOUR project, a one-year project that aims to promote Europe’s World Heritage sites through tourism. The overall objective of this project is to increase the competitiveness of European tourism by creating an innovative transnational tourism product that capitalises the shared value of European UNESCO cultural heritage sites and complements national, regional and local policies. One of main the […]

MoU between PREFORMA and DAVID


For the long-term preservation of audiovisual content. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the long term preservation of audiovisual content. Continue reading → (0)

24 great places to find primary sources


It’s always a difficult task. If we’re going to have kids think historically and to solve problems, you’re gonna need two things. Engaging and authentic problems to solve. And . . . evidence they can use to solve the problem. For teachers, of course, both of those things present a challenge. Creating great questions is not easy. NCLB and older standards encouraged us to feed kids low level questions that anyone with a cell phone could […]

How technology is reshaping learning and teaching?


Look at the impact digital technology is having in the classroom Once there were notebooks, pens and colouring pencils; now books and pencils are joined – and often replaced – by laptops and tablets. Nowadays the children entering school are fully fledged digital natives. Technology reporter at the Daily Telegraph Sophie Curtis recently took part in an interactive experiment run, which involved sitting through two English lessons: one held the old way, without any kind […]

Personal Branding for Archaeologists, Part VII: Crafting a Social Media Campaign


“Nobody ever said success was going to be easy. If success was easy, everybody’d be doing it.” Anonymous I never cared about personal branding, online networking, or any of the stuff I’ve been writing about until the last time I was laid off from a cultural resource management archaeology job. There I was, a husband […] (0)

Corel® Painter® 2015′s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art


A step in the right direction for digital art and software? The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter […]

New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe


A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including whether we live in a hologram. A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment.  The Holometer will use twin laser interferometers to test whether the  universe is a 2-D… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit […]

How to make your presentations awesome


I had a conversation several days ago with a teacher who was asking all the right questions. She wanted ideas of what works, what the research is saying is great for kids. In her first year, she was using primary sources and other kinds of evidence. She was having kids address deep questions. But she was still concerned about lecturing too much. And I had to agree. She was probably lecturing too much. It’s an […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #523


Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Locating the first Knights Templar Church Roman Bronze Patella (exhibited by Dr John Alex. Smith) Notice of the Examination of a Cairn and Interments of the Early Iron Age at the Black Rocks, Gullane, Haddingtonshire, on 14th March, 1908. Defining Site Structure Complexity and Its Implications: Examples from Sites in the Santa Ynez River Basin Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies


[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 27 August 2014 (web site no longer active - the following links are at the Internet Archive)] Bulletin of the Society for Arabian StudiesISSN: 1361-9144 The Society publishes an annual Bulletin in the Spring giving information on research, publications, field work, conferences and events in the Arabian peninsula in fields ranging from archaeology and history to natural history and the environment. It also carries feature articles and […]

SAA 2015: Macroscopic approaches to archaeological histories: Insights into archaeological practice from digital methods

Ben Marwick and I are organizing a session for the SAA2015 (the 80th edition, this year in San Francisco) on “Macroscopic approaches to archaeological histories: Insights into archaeological practice from digital methods”. It’s a pretty big tent. Below is the session ID and the abstract. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, why don’t you get in touch? Session ID 743. The history of archaeology, like most disciplines, is often presented as a […]

Jobs: H-Net Postings for 18 August to 25 August


The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 18 August2014 to 25 August 2014. These job postings are included here based onthe categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See theH-Net Job Guide website at for moreinformation. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES California State University – East Bay – Assistant or AssociateProfessor, African American Studies (0)

Volunteers Needed for Smithsonian Digitization Project


News originally posted by the good folks at H-HistBibl, presented here with additional commentary. The Smithsonian needs volunteers to help transcribe documents for a massive digitization project. By opting for crowdsourcing, the Smithsonian is speeding up the transcription of documents and enabling the general public to take part in what can be a very tedious process, livened up by the enthusiasm of volunteers. The project can also be an interesting avenue for a classroom assignment […]

Untangling the Knot of CAD Preservation


<img class="size-full wp-image-21673 " alt="T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons” src=”” width=”450″ height=”253″ /> T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons. At the 2014 Society of American Archivists meeting, the CAD/BIM Taskforce held a session titled “Frameworks for the Discussion of Architectural Digital Data” to consider the daunting matter of archiving computer-aided design and Building Information Modelling files. This was the latest evidence that — despite some progress in standards and file exchange — archivists and the international digital preservation community […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy