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Historical Maps, Topography, Into Minecraft: QGIS

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Building your Minecraft Topography(An earlier version of this uses Microdem, which is just a huge page in the butt. I re-wrote this using Qgis, for my hist3812a students) If you already have elevation data as greyscale .bmp or .tiff Watch the video about using Worldpainter. Skip ahead to where he imports the topographic data and then the historical map imagery and shows you how to paint this against your topography. You should also google for […]

Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed

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A French scientist has revealed that the Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was painted not in one, but in three clearly differentiated stages. See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

E-Space friends: Decoda, artist led dance organisation

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Decoda creates spaces for conversation, practice and community, offers residencies and curates workshop series, festivals and performance events. Decoda has supported the Dance E-Space Pilot since Summer 2014 by including us in the Summer Dancing Festival 2014. They have been instrumental in connecting the Pilot partners with various freelance artists, practitioners, teachers, learners and researchers. Decoda has played a crucial role in finding a range of content which the Pilot is now using to test […]

Contraceptives, buttons and much more

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Written by – Ingeborg Verheul, Collection Manager – Library and Archive Atria Since a few years and to a growing extend, objects form an additional source for historical research. Digitisation makes the material easily accessible for research. The objects collection of Atria consists of over 1700 objects that are related with the Dutch and international women’s movements and women’s organisations. A number of objects come from personal archives of women who played an important role […]

What is the Fair Market Value of a Museum Job?

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 Last week’s post on the Museum Sacrifice Measure generated a lot of discussion on Twitter, Facebook and in the Blog comment section. I recommend you go back and read that post before you read this one: I’m using today’s post to summarize and respond to some of the thoughts lobbed via social media, and since I’m jumping into the middle of the conversation it probably only makes sense read as part two. A number of […]

Wilkinson Egyptology Series Online

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Wilkinson Egyptology Series Founded in 2013, the Wilkinson Egyptology Series is a peer-reviewed imprint of the UAEE. The series is open to proposals from all scholars in the field of Egyptology for publication of monographs, comprehensive site reports, conference proceedings, and other edited works. The goal of the Series is to assist scholars in bringing high-quality work to print quickly, through a review process akin to those of most major journals. After a period of […]

Online & offline panel: “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”

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Dear colleagues, Tomorrow, at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, organized by the EAGLE project(#eagle2014) will host the panel “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings” Even if the issue of XML encoding will not be at the core of the discussion, it remains of strong interest for the TEI community and Digital […]

An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage

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“Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society” is the opening event of Europeana Space project. Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space project, says: “This is a golden opportunity for the creative industries, for the cultural institutions, for students and researchers, for anybody interested in the new scenario of digital cultural heritage. This is the occasion to learn what is happening in this sector: join us, follow us on our blog, […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #556

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Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone: Lewis Binford and his moral majorityhttp://bit.ly/1kwhhwf On the Alien Priories in the Isle of Wight, and their seizure by Edward the Firsthttp://bit.ly/10HkEng Roll of the Communarius of the Convent of Norwich for the year 1327; supplemented by that of the Pitanciarius for the same yearhttp://bit.ly/12ONCoo Nalazi slavenske keramike s lokaliteta PodvrÅ¡je – Glavčine http://bit.ly/1pmxanA On some Brazilian Weapons, and other Articles.http://bit.ly/14W138q Learn more about […]

CFP: Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

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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 […]

How to REALLY get minorities involved in archaeology

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This summer, I wrote a post called “How to get more minorities involved in archaeology” where I said the best way to increase diversity in archaeology was to hire them to participate in the fieldwork. I posited that showing non-white people that they could actually do archaeology as a job was the best way we […]

Goya’s Los Caprichos: A magnificent failure

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On February 6, 1799, an announcement appeared on the front page of the Diario de Madrid advertising Los Caprichos: A series of prints of whimsical subjects, invented and etched by Don Francisco Goya. The artist, persuaded that the censure of human errors and vices—though it seems to belong properly to oratory and poetry—may also be the object of painting, has chosen as appropriate subjects for his work, among the multitude of extravagances and follies which […]

Goya’s Los Caprichos: A magnificent failure

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On February 6, 1799, an announcement appeared on the front page of the Diario de Madrid advertising Los Caprichos: A series of prints of whimsical subjects, invented and etched by Don Francisco Goya. The artist, persuaded that the censure of human errors and vices—though it seems to belong properly to oratory and poetry—may also be the object of painting, has chosen as appropriate subjects for his work, among the multitude of extravagances and follies which […]

Afripod Episode 83: ‘Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Beyond, From High Politics to the Grassroots’

Africa Past & Present has released their first podcast of this semester! Afripod hosts, Peter Alegi and Peter Limb, welcomed Brett O’Bannon (Political Science, Director of Conflict Studies, De Pauw University) who discussed the causes and consequences of civil war in Côte d’Ivoire; the “Responsibility to Protect” as applied to conflict in Africa ; and monitoring herder-farmer relations in Senegal to anticipate the onset of wider-scale warfare. Afripod has an exciting lineup for this academic year. Take […]

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