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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 […]

Lavash bakery (archaeo-ethnography)


Hi all,two day ago I had the possibility to visit a Lavash bakery near Yerevan. Lavash is the soft Armenian bread, popular in most of the Caucasian nations, whose origin date back to old time . It is made essentially with flour, water and salt. The typical flat shape is due to the traditional processing: the dough is rolled and fixed on a special stuff that is used to press the bread against the hot […]

H-Net Commons Quick Start Guides #3


A series of guides from the H-Net Help Desk to get started using the new H-Net Commons. #3: Starting a New Discussion Want to post a query or announcement, or raise a new issue for readers to discuss? - Subscribers can create a new discussion on any of their networks.  Other subscribers can respond. (0)

Wordless Wednesday: Face Lift


#3Dprinting #personalization  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.  (0)

Open Access Journal: Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University


Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University Formerly published as The Bulletin of Higher Education. Issued by the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Current Issue: Volume 16, 2014 – HERE. Volume 15 (2013) – HERE. Volume 14 (2012) – HERE. Volume 13 (2010) – HERE Volume 12 (2007) – HERE Volume 11 (2004) – HERE  See the full List of Open Access […]

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES @ Euromed International Conference 2014


Limassol, 3-8 November 2014 CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will participate the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl, with a presentation of its objectives and expected outcomes. Continue reading → (0)

What's Coming Up, What Happened, How Can I Help, and What the Heck is this E-Blast For, Anyway?


Like a lot of organizations, our museum sends out a weekly email to folks who are interested in upcoming events, exhibitions, and happenings at our museum. We are sensitive to keeping it short, interesting, and readable. We mostly focus on sharing what exhibitions are on and which events are coming up that week. Just the facts, ma’am. At the same time, we generate some pretty great digital documentation (mostly photos and videos) from recent events. This […]

Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico


In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). While not very far from the modern towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna, in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, the two sites are located in the northern zone of the depopulated and hardly accessible […]

Mobile Google upgrade: Slides for iOS completes the trifecta


Yeah, I know. Not the most engaging title. But it’s been a busy day so . . . just a little brain dead. But not so dead that I can’t appreciate the coolness of the latest update from Google. Back in the day of the first iPad and even into the iPad 2, Google Docs wasn’t really an option. Stuff didn’t work well on the browser version and there wasn’t an usable app. But over […]

Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts


Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts August 26, 2014 Have scholars erased the Jews from Antiquity? The Marginalia Review of Books aims to host conversations about serious books and important ideas. Taking advantage of the opportunities supplied by new media, we are providing space for constructive debates on the questions that shape how we understand the world. Adele Reinhartz’s essay in MRB on June 24 set off a vibrant discussion in the comments section and in the MRB editors’ inboxes. […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #522


Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: The Aucissa Fibulae Notes on Broughton Church How the Elephant became a Bishop: An Enquiry into the Origin of the Names of Chess Pieces Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0) - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy