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Open Access Journal: Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]


[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2011. Updated 17 December 2014] Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]   Le recours aux concepts de sexe et de genre développés dans les Gender Studies a considérablement transformé les recherches dans le domaine de l’Antiquité en ouvrant un nouveau champ extrêmement fructueux sur le plan culturel et social. Dans la mesure où elle est à l’origine de conceptions et valeurs auxquelles se réfèrent les constructions d’identités dans […]

Charles Jones

3D Printing Full-Sized Dinosaurs for a Museum — Not a problem for Deep in the Heart Art Foundry


There is something about dinosaurs that is fascinating to just about anyone. Whether it’s the fact that these creatures stood so large for so long and then somehow almost all died off, or just that they’re cool, there’s something about dinosaurs that garners the attention of researchers, archaeologists, and even my 3-year-old nephew. In Texas, a company called Deep in the Heart Art Foundry has been around since 1980. They have taken part in many unique […]

Eddie Krassenstein

African Studies Association Meeting 2014

Faculty and staff from Matrix, History, and Anthropology organized three digital humanities and social sciences sessions at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association in November in Indianapolis.Three dozen scholars attended a pre-conference Digital African Studies workshop. This four-hour event introduced participants to concepts, projects, and digital tools that help academics find new interpretive paths and connections in their courses and research. Presenters included: Walter Hawthorne, Liz Timbs, Ethan Watrall, Dean Rehberger, Peter Alegi, […]


Near term progress in digital numismatics


Looking Back As we close out 2014, we can reflect on a tremendous amount of progress we have made with respect to Nomisma.org and other digital numismatic projects at the American Numismatic Society. Numishare’s front end has been migrated from Cocoon to Orbeon, which will enable a wider variety of current and future web standards, and the user interface was migrated into Bootstrap 3 last spring. The new version of Mantis was launched a few […]

Ethan Gruber

Widespread looting and damage to historical sites in Syria


Four of six major archaeological sites in Syria have been heavily looted and damaged, according to a AAAS analysis of high-resolution satellite images that documents the extent of the destruction. The report analyzes six of the 12 sites that Syria has nominated as World Heritage Sites: Dura Europos, Ebla, Hama’s Waterwheels, Mari, Raqqa, and Ugarit. A forthcoming report will analyze the additional six sites. Overview of six of Syria’s twelve Tentative World Heritage sites. Credit: […]


2014: Top 20 Searches on Europeana


So this year is almost over and now we’re ready to ask – what were you all looking for on Europeana this year? Millions of you from the four the corners of the globe visited Europeana.eu in 2014 to search, browse and share over 36 million historical records from over 2,300 of Europe’s memory institutions… but what were the trends of 2014 and what were you all looking for? We’ve compiled a list of the 20 […]


Wordless Wednesday: Glamorous Glucose


#wearabletech #diabetes #fashion Follow the link in the photo caption to the associated story. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards. 

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Open Access Journal: Archivo Español de Arqueología


[First posted in AWOL 31 October 2009. Updated 17 December 2014] Archivo Español de ArqueologíaeISSN: 1988-3110ISSN: 0066-6742 Archivo Español de Arqueología, fundada en 1940 por Antonio García y Bellido como rama especializada de Archivo Español de Arte y Arqueología (1925), es una revista científica de periodicidad anual que publica trabajos de Arqueología, con atención a sus fuentes materiales, literarias, epigráficas o numismáticas. Tiene como campo de interés las culturas del ámbito mediterráneo y europeo desde […]

Charles Jones

12 Days of Christmas Archaeology Photos


As part of the Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology’s #festivearchaeology Christmas Archaeology Photo Competition, we will be publishing a Christmas themed archaeology photo every day for the 12 days of Christmas. From snow-covered henges, to Christmas jumper clad archaeologists and archaeology themed … Continue reading →

Katie Green

Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information initial report open to public comment


For the last year I’ve been co-chairing an ICANN working group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information, an issue which will arise once the current ASCII-based Whois directory of domain name contacts is replaced by a system allowing domain name holders to input data in their own languages and scripts. Yesterday was the big day, as the WG’s initial report was opened to public comment and will stay open till February 1.

Chris J Dillon

Update on Europeana Cloud’s Technical Infrastructure


This guest post comes from Pavel Kats, head of the Work Package responsible for developing Europeana Cloud’s technical infrastructure. It has been a while since we updated you on the latest news about the technical infrastructure developed by the Europeana Cloud project. This post shares our recent process and introduces some of our plans for next year. In 2014, team members from Poznań (Poland), The Hague (Netherlands), Pisa (Italy) and Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) worked […]

Friedel Grant

NEARCH Artist in Residence


As part of the NEARCH project a call for proposals was published in spring 2014 by the Paris CENTQUATRE- and Jan van Eyck Academie for 10 artist residencies. Nearly 500 applications were received in total and carefully considered by the selection committee composed of … Continue reading →

Katie Green

EUscreenXLconference – Help us enrich and curate heritage AV materials!


At the EUscreenXLconference in Rome, between inspiring talks and innovative projects, people also participated in a workshop on Contextualization, which focused specifically on the question how AV contextualization practices can benefit best from the affordances of online publication. AV contextualization practices are a key part of the EUscreenXL project, reflected, amongst others, in an open access multi-media journal VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture and the EUscreen virtual exhibitions. Although several tools are currently being developed […]

Cláudia Silva

Europeana Fashion has a New Look


By Gabrielle de Pooter, Communication Advisor Online Media Europeana Fashion Project – Europeana Fashion has a new look! We are still presenting the fashion-and costume collections from European museums and institutions (over 540.000 items by now!), but you can now explore the collections in a completely new way. Let us tell fill you in on what is new.   The first new feature is the theme section on top. You can discover items from the […]

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