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The United Kingdom; a sense of place

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists – archaeological geomatics – the majick of spatial data in archaeology – archaeological information systems for the digital age: Slightly off topic… I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the goings on in Scotland; the referendum and the idea of independence. It’s been a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook and with many Scottish friends on both sides of the debate and with obvious ramifications for the UK as a whole, […]

Launch Is Just the Start: The Met App V.1.1


Senior Mobile Manager Loic Tallon discusses the future of the Met App, which launched September 2. (0)

A bunch of clever writing prompts


It’s been a bit hectic around here but I did run across a fun resource that listed a bunch of cool writing prompts. Buzzfeed has gathered the different ideas from around the web. And I want you to have them. Seriously. It’s my gift to you. So. Looking for some cool ways to unleash the creative side of your students? Go and check them out. When you’re done, head back here for a few I […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #545


Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: The Shell Bead Assemblage at CA-SDI-39: Evidence for Interregional Exchange at a Major Coastal Site in La Jolla, California The Confessor’s Shrine at Westminster Abbey A GIS-based archaeological decision-support model for Cultural Resource Management [LATE PLEISTOCENE AND EARLY HOLOCENE FORAGER ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA] Using community, composition and structural variation in terminal Pleistocene vertebrate assemblages to identify human hunting behaviour at the Niah caves, Borneo Learn more […]

How do paleontologists access the (non-open access) literature?


It is no secret to those who know me that I am strongly supportive of open access (OA)–published data and personal experience alike show that OA is strongly beneficial to science. That said, it’s not as if we can ignore the “non-open” (call it paywalled or subscription based or whatever) literature. Some really great research is published there, and it is often necessary to get access to it one way or another. One thing I […]

Digitales Forum Romanum


Digitales Forum Romanum Forschungs- & Lehrprojekt des Winckelmann-Instituts der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlinin Kooperation mit dem Exzellenzcluster TOPOI Das antike Forum Romanum gehört zu den Hauptattraktionen eines jeden Rombesuchs. Täglich erkunden hunderte von Besuchern das Forum Romanum und lassen sich von der stimmungsvollen Ruinenlandschaft und der historischen Bedeutung dieses Ortes faszinieren: Hier lag das öffentlich-politische Zentrum der antiken Metropole, hier wurde Politik gemacht und Geschichte geschrieben – und entsprechend pulsiert hier für uns heutzutage die Vergangenheit […]

Call for proposals: at-risk collections


Artstor’s new initiative to preserve and increase the availability of at-risk collections of individual scholars has had a great response—and along with it, it has generated several questions, which we are addressing here. What it is Artstor will provide modest financial support (up to $4,000) to digitize and catalog selected at-risk collections; Artstor will then maintain the collections, and make them available through the Artstor Digital Library and open access initiatives such as the Digital […]

MATRIX Receives NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant to organize Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice

MATRIX is very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, we have received a $249,708 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to organize the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice Hosted jointly by MATRIX and the Department of Anthropology and directed by Ethan Watrall (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; Associate Director of MATRIX) and Lynne Goldstein (Professor, Department of Anthropology), […]

Pulling back the curtain on Artstor’s ideas


Artstor Labs Artstor is always working on improving its services. While you may notice some changes immediately, others might prove more subtle. In the case of Shared Shelf, our digital media management solution, the developments are sometimes dramatic as we work in close collaboration with users. What is the thinking behind these changes? We’re pulling back the curtain in Artstor Labs (, a cross section of ideas, inspirations, and experiments that inform the ongoing digital […]

IMLS funds Omeka Everywhere


The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in partnership with Ideum and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create Omeka Everywhere. Dramatically increasing the possibilities for visitor access to collections, Omeka Everywhere will offer a simple, cost-effective solution for connecting onsite web content and […]

Refreshing the Blog Roll


Guzel and I took some time this week to review and refresh the CFM Blog roll (see right-hand column). These blogs are some of my “go to” sources each week for news and thoughtful commentary. In addition to checking URLs, deleting a few blogs that weren’t posting very often (or had changed focus), we added four, all great, and I recommend them for your reading list, too. First, to inform your thinking about museums and […]

New reviews: Robert the Bruce, Wellington, pain and the Niger


As I’m sure you all know, it’s referendum day, and as well as marking the occasion with a relevant review (see below) I hoped to bring you breaking news from the polls, have texted my BBC correspondent pal earlier to ask how it was going. Just got his reply a few minutes ago – ‘Been up Arthur’s Seat. Sweaty’. I don’t think that really counts as a scoop… Anyway, thanks to a super-quick turnaround from […]

Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914)


 Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914) “Ottoman Diplomats is a digitization project of the research group Power in History: Centre for Political History at the University of Antwerp (UA). It offers online access to a selection of diplomatic documents from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914). Next to telegrams and periodic diplomatic reports by Ottoman diplomatic agents (dispatches, dépêches) in Brussels and replies and instructions by their superiors in Istanbul, […]

Are you a prosopography?

At the SNAP:DRGN project meeting in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, we decided on a couple of definitions that will impact on the ways in which partner datasets interact with the project. Our current thinking is that we need to distinguish between two kinds of data: (1) The first kind, which we’ll loosely call a “prosopography”, is a curated database of person records, with some ambition to be able to be used as an authority list. […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy