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It’s that conference season again!

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This month is just raining interesting conferences again! If you’re into the kind of research I like that is: social simulation, The Connected Past, and Historical Networks Research … Ooooooh Yeeeeaaah! Two weeks ago I was in Barcelona for the Social Simulation Conference and the Simulating the Past satellite conference. Reports of this event […] (0)

Museum Virals film project: how do you promote museums to young people?

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Suzanne Cohen, filmmaker and educator This summer a group of young people on the autistic spectrum participated in a week-long workshop at the British Museum on how to make viral videos to promote the Museum to other young people. I delivered the course as part of the Camden Summer University programme in collaboration with speech and language therapists from Whittington Health NHS and British Museum Education Manager Katharine Hoare. The group started by looking at […]

Gamifying the museum: Educational games and museum pedagogy

Jeff and I are attending the Australian Independent Schools ICT Integration Conference 2014 at Loreto Normanhurst School embedding ourselves in the ways technology can assist in the contemporary classroom. Follow the #aisitic2014 hashtag for more. Download our Powerpoint Presentation here: Voyage presso AIS I will be presenting more of this work in our joint-authoured paper, […] (0)

Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'

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A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two. (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #543

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Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: Iron-smelting and salt-making industries in Northeast Thailandhttp://bit.ly/17nSqCl Material representations of status in the Dian culturehttp://bit.ly/12iTTnM Rethinking Scotland’s Neolithic: combining circumstance with contexthttp://bit.ly/1bkCoc4 Stone emplacement in early Scottish churches:evidence of Early Christian craftsmanshiphttp://bit.ly/1bkCoc4 Notice of (1) A Seventeenth-Century Sun-dial from Wigtownshire; and (2) a Stele, discovered in Galatia, Asia Minor, decorated with a design resembling the Mirror and Comb Symbols found in Scotland.http://bit.ly/12IjVmz Learn more about Open Access […]

Hundreds of CrowdSourcing 3D Printing Enthusiasts See Ben Franklinstein to Completion

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Benjamin Franklin said himself that, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” And that is applicable even to the fun “things,” as WeTheBuilders has recently unveiled their second crowdsourced 3D printed sculpture, “Ben Franklinstein,” at the Silver Spring and World Maker Faire on September 14. In this project, launched in August by WeTheBuilders, “netizens” and “makers” spent the last month or so bustling about, each creating their own four-inch patchwork piece of the Ben Franklinstein, 3D printed […]

Jobs: H-Net Weekly Report For 8 September – 15 September

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15 September The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from  8September 2014 to 15 September 2014. These job postings are includedhere based on the categories selected by the list editors forH-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website athttp://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for moreinformation. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES Allegheny College – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of History,Modern U.S.http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49486 (0)

From the Archivist’s Notebook: Essays Inspired by Archival Research in Athens Greece

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From the Archivist’s Notebook: Essays Inspired by Archival Research in Athens Greece My name is Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan – archivist, archaeologist, historian, wife and mother. These are pages from my notebook.I studied Classical Archaeology in Greece (University of Thessaloniki) and the United States (Bryn Mawr College), and have conducted field work in East Crete for many years. Since 1994, I have served the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as head of its archives, from […]

We don’t find computers, or do we?

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No, computational archaeologists don’t dig computers out of the ground nor do they find them in ancient shipwrecks…oh wait… it seems that with the help of some super diving suits they actually do (it all depends on what you define as a computer). Archaeologists have found what they refer to as an Antikythera mechanism, or “world’s oldest computer”, in a shipwreck off a remote Greek island. The “computer” was used by the Greeks to track the cycles of […]

We don’t find computers, or do we?

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No, computational archaeologists don’t dig computers out of the ground nor do they find them in ancient shipwrecks…oh wait… it seems that with the help of some super diving suits they actually do (it all depends on what you define as a computer). Archaeologists have found what they refer to as an Antikythera mechanism, or “world’s oldest computer”, in a shipwreck off a remote Greek island. The “computer” was used by the Greeks to track the cycles of […]

Open Access Book Reviews on Antiquity

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These are the open access eJournals (or components thereof) focused on reviews of books on the ancient world of which I am aware. There are of course many other open access journals with book review sections online.  Are there others that should be included here?  Please let me know. Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science American Journal of Archaeology Book & Museum Reviews The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews Археология (Reviews and News […]

Open Notebooks

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A packrat. Tack by Jennifer Buxton http://braymere.blogspot.ca/ More tiny saddles on tiny animals at http://www.horsenation.com/2014/01/28/we-dont-have-tack-for-that-presented-by-thinline-18/ This post is more a reminder to me that anything you’d like to read, but anyway- I want to make my research more open, more reproducible, and more accessible. I work from several locations, so I want to have all my stuff easily to hand. I work on a Mac (sometimes) a PC (sometimes) and on Linux (rarely, but it […]

Safeguarding our Scientific, Educational and Cultural Heritage

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Amsterdam, 24 September 2014 A joint Preservation Workshop at the RDA Plenary where attendees can provide their views and requirements to four major initiatives, APARSEN, SCIDIP-ES, EUDAT and DPHEP, which are evolving beyond the end of their respective EU-funded projects, and will continue to help organisations to manage and preserve research data. Continue reading → (0)

Freedom Express: Final Leg – Germany

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The Freedom Express ended its historic journey in Germany over the weekend, concluding an intensive study trip for a group of 20 young Europeans. The participants travelled through six countries in Eastern and Central Europe to discover traces of the different revolutions that swept across the region in 1989. In Germany, the participants set out to explore their final stop, Berlin, the city that was once divided into East and West. With the fall of the Berlin Wall […]

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