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Filming in Azraq


Up before sunrise, left Amman with a film crew and headed east to Azraq. David Kennedy on the Umayyad wall – Azraq Wetland Reserve The day began with some shooting at Azraq Wetland Reserve. While there we took the opportunity to photograph the Umayyad reservoir wall. Sadly the oasis has greatly diminished in size in the last twenty years. Despite the Water authority pumping 1.5 to 2.5 million cubic metres of water into the wetlands […]


Open Access Publications of the Editorial Committee of the Swedish Institute at Athens and Rome


Open Access Publications of the Editorial Committee of the Swedish Institute at Athens and Rome San Giovenale, vol. 5, fasc. 1 The Borgo – Excavating an Etruscan Quarter: Architecture and Stratigraphy, 222 pages, 2013, ActaRom-4° no. 26. By Carl Nylander, Börje Blomé, Lars Karlsson, Angela Bizzarro, Giuseppe Tilia, Stefano Tilia, Alessandro TiliaFree pdf available SEK 636 Sylloge inscriptionum Graecarum et Latinarum Upsaliensis The Greek and Latin inscriptions in the Collections of Uppsala University, 138 pages, […]

Charles Jones

Open Access Week at the Homer Multitext project


This week is Open Access Week, an annual event promoting open access as a norm in scholarly work.  At Holy Cross, three members of the Homer Multitext project, Nik Churik ’15, Brian Clark ’15, and Melody Wauke ’17, took part in a panel along with presenters from the faculty and the library staff. (Below, Brian and Melody with Nik’s wristwatch in the background as the panellists are introduced in the very traditional setting of a […]

Neel Smith

Lindisfarne Gospels in our Treasures Gallery


The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the greatest treasures in the British Library’s collections, is now back on display in The Sir John Ritblat Gallery. This Latin Gospel-book is thought to be the work of one remarkably gifted scribe and artist, who created it around 700 on the Holy Island of…

James Freeman

Job in Cologne: Software Developer/Digital Humanist


Dear colleagues, *** Apologies for cross posting *** The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne (Germany) is offering a position for a Digital Humanist / Software Developer (3 years, TV-L 13, full-time with part-time option, starting 1 January 2015) Tasks Collaboration on different projects; among others an international EU-funded project aiming at providing access to archival material for academics and the public: – implementation of open-source Web 2.0 features and tools […]


Wiki page for P6 ideas


Hi all, Mentioned at the TEI Council report at the Members Meeting this morning: We have a wiki page for collecting and commenting on ideas relating to P6 here: <http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/P6-dev> Please join the wiki and contribute if you can. Cheers, Martin Filed under: News


Research article seminar "From information policy to digitization, preservation and display of digital materials – A critical analysis of the role of information policy for sustainable digitization in archaeology"


Wednesday November 11th, 14:15-16.00, room 3/0015, Department of ALM, Uppsala university. The article is an ongoing collaboration between M.A. Lisa Börjesson, docent Isto Huvila (Åbo akademi/Uppsala universitet) and docent Bodil Petersson (Linnéuniversitetet) within ARKDIS (Archaeological Information in the Digital Society).If you wish to read the text prior to the seminar, please contact Lisa. See you there!


Open Access Journal: Classical Tradition eJournal


Classical Tradition eJournal This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts having a primary focus on the reception of Greek and Roman literature, philosophy and civilization in the post-Classical world. Additional subcategories and/or subdivisions of them will be added as appropriate.   Click here to Browse our Electronic Library to view our archives of abstracts and associated full text papers published in this journal. Classical Tradition eJournal Advisory Board Click on the individual’s name below to […]

Charles Jones

Tip of the Week: Listen Current equals NPR goodness


I got an email several weeks ago about a new online teaching tool called Listen Current. It sounded interesting but threw it on the back burner because of other stuff going on at the time. I got the chance to play with Listen Current this week and I’m thinking that I should have looked at it a lot sooner. Cause it is very sweet. According to their own propaganda, Listen Current “makes it easy to […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #581


Learn more about Archaeology, History, Anthropology, etc. Open Access (free to read) articles: Notes on a Bronze Caldron found at Hattonknowe, Darnhall, in the County of Peebles.http://bit.ly/195U2lC A torc of twisted gold from Morayshirehttp://bit.ly/12s8dNo A Landscape in Transition: A View from Santa Barbara Historical Museumhttp://bit.ly/10rVizO Going Underground at Cal: 2003 On-campus Excavations at the University of California, Berkeleyhttp://bit.ly/10rVjUy Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Uncovering Isolation in the Archive: Women Workers in Bicycle Factories


I have begun diving to a variety of sources for my project “Wheelwomen at Work,” in which I am digitizing women’s involvement in the bicycle industry from the 1880s to the 1910s. One of my most striking findings so far has come from factory inspection records. Starting in the 1880s, many states established departments in which state officials visited factories to document the working conditions and ensure the factories were meeting the relatively new safety […]


Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae: Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291)


Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291) Sabino De Sandoli, OFM Father Sabino De Sandoli’s “Corpus Inscriptionum” is the most extensive collection of surviving Crusader inscriptions ever published. The inscriptions, written between 1099 and 1291, have been collected from all areas of Palestine: from Gaza to Acre, from Hebron to Banias, and from the southern part of Transjordan.“Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae” was published in 1973 by Studium Biblicum Franciscanum […]

Charles Jones

New version of the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) available


Artstor has released the latest version of its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). OIV enables instructors to give classroom presentations using larger images from the Artstor Digital Library (up to 3200 pixels wide) along with local content without being connected to the Internet. You can create digital slide show presentations that feature side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning, and the ability to customize text on the slides. OIV 4.0 includes the following new features: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 […]


Tokyo Computer Scientist Creates 3D Printed Urban Gardens


Imagine a garden springing from your 3D printer, herbs and flowers flourishing in a matter of weeks, creating a lush, green space on your balcony or your rooftop. Yuichiro Takeuchi, a computer scientist with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, has found a way to print the foundations of a garden using a 3D printer and software of his own design. Plants grown in Takeuchi’s 3D printed yarn ball Takeuchi uses a 3D […]

Debra Thimmesch
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