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München – Deutsches Museum arbeitet mit Google zusammen


“Der erste Dieselmotor der Welt, der Faradaysche Käfig, das berühmte U-Boot U1: Sie alle sind nun auch online zu bewundern. Das Deutsche Museum lässt Google Teile seiner Bestände digitalisieren. Und Museumschef Heckl muss sich kritischen Fragen stellen.” See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

Need to teach historical thinking and literacy? To both high and low levels? You need this book


One of the obvious reasons for attending professional conferences and workshops is the opportunity for checking out new BBQ restaurants. Of course, there is that whole learning new stuff, meeting new people, attending sessions idea too. And last week’s KCHE / MOCHE Best Practices conference in downtown Kansas City gave me the chance to check off both. Got to eat some great BBQ and do all of that other stuff. I really did walk away […]

New reviews: police control, British wildlife, communism, and child emigration


It’s all change at the moment at the IHR, with a new Director, Professor Lawrence Goldman, starting yesterday, our Events Officer Manjeet leaving (she’s only going across the corridor to the Institute of English Studies – as our receptionist Beresford brilliantly described it, she’s ‘leaving for pastures new. Well, pastures, anyway’), and a new venue being selected last night for departmental drinks. On with the reviews, anyway, and we begin with Police Control Systems in […]

Residency Program Success Stories, Part One


The following is a guest post by Julio Díaz Laabes, HACU intern and Program Management Assistant at the Library of Congress. Coming off the heels of a successful beginning for the Boston and New York set of cohorts, the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program is becoming a model for digital stewardship residencies on a national scale. This residency program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services,offers recent master’s and doctoral program graduates in […]

PREFORMA at the EAGLE International Conference


Paris, 29-30 September and 1 October 2014 A poster of PREFORMA has been presented at the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World organised by the EAGLE project. The poster is also showcased in the Conference Digital Exhibition web page. Continue reading →

Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research – Visualization in the Humanities

In communicating and teaching humanities visualization become more and more important. One popular visual communication instrument are slides. More and more of them are shared on Slideshare. A very nice example is Sampling in Qualitative and Quantitative Research from Sam Ladner. The Senior Researcher at Microsoft Office shows us sampling methods and let us have a practical how-to-do. Her key themes are quantitative and qualitative assumptions in sampling, types of samplings, ethnographic and interview sampling […]

Perseus Open Publication Series


October 2, 2014 University of Leipzig, Germany Tufts University, USA Initial Call for Contributions: Greek and Latin Editions Modern Language Translations Commentaries Contributions to the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks. The Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig announce plans for the Perseus Open Publication Series (POPS), a new venue for open access and open data publications in any format and in any language that […]

Do you need to eat a whole pie to taste the pie? #throwbackthursday

I am often asked about sample sizes – both in relation to quantitative data and qualitative studies. Issues of sampling, reliability and validity are thorny ones for museum audience researchers often tasked to get results quickly and often having to resort to the sample that is available – museum visitors either onsite or an online […]

Using evidence-based terms in a secondary social studies classroom


It was a great day today – 70+ K-12 teachers were hanging out at @ESSDACK, learning from each other and from Adam Topliff, Kori Green, and Lori Rice. All three are Kansas Department of Ed certified standards trainers who just happen to be awesome classroom teachers. As part of an agreement between ESSDACK and the Kansas Council for the Social Studies, they ended up in Hutchinson doing a couple of full day social studies workshops. […]

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 […]

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