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Open Access Archaeology Digest #613


Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here: A Runic Fragment at Leekhttp://bit.ly/108r4tb Carved Oak Panels formerly at Greenlaw, Kirkcudbrighthttp://bit.ly/173MKRo Description of the Interior of a Chamber in a Castlehttp://bit.ly/17Vrl9P Il castellum aquae di Porta Romana ad Ostia. http://bit.ly/1zPtOQQ Notices of St Palladius’ Chapel, and of a Coffin-Slab, at Fordoun.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Neri Oxman & Team Utilize Stratasys’ Triple-Jetting Technology to Create “Wearable Skins” with Stellar Inspiration


Neri Oxman. (Photo by Tom Allen) Neri Oxman is an architect, professor, and designer with an impressive CV. She directs the Mediated Matter design research group at MIT Media Lab, where her group researches and applies knowledge in various fields to comprehensive product and architectural design. She has won a fairly staggering amount of awards for her work and has exhibited her works in museums across the world.  She has works in the permanent collections […]

Sarah Anderson

Graphite: Your search is over


Looking for a handy site that helps you locate useful apps, games, and websites that also provides ratings and reviews? That also includes teacher feedback? That has awesome search and sorting functions? That organizes all of its goodies by Common Core – giving you the chance to find activities aligned to ELA literacy standards for history? Then, yes. You are in the right place. What you’re looking for is called Graphite . . . a free service […]


CFP: Women's History in the Digital World 2015 (Deadline 1/16/2015)


Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22.


Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?


Don’t mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one scientific career*. It superficially resembled a loon or a penguin–unlike penguins, though, Hesperornis probably propelled itself using its feet rather than its stumpy wings. Hesperornis also had a wide range–fossils within North America are known from Arkansas up to the Arctic Circle. Even during […]

Andrew Farke

Free online archaeology course starting now


Coursera has a vast amount of interesting topics taught by some great lecturers and tutors. An archaeology course, which I think I have mentioned before, started again yesterday. This course is called “Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” and can be accessed here. The course consists of the following sections: The recovery of the human past and the protection of the universal heritage The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary […]


New agreement: Faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft


Artstor and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) are collaborating to release approximately 300 images of art from their faculty collection in the Digital Library. Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in […]


New agreement: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection


The Artstor Digital Library and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are collaborating to share 7,000 images of works from the UWM Art Collection. The UWM Art Collection encompasses 7,600 objects – western and non-western art, ancient to contemporary. Areas of special strength include prints from the 15th to 20th century, Greek and Russian Icons, American folk art, and ethnographic collections of Africa and Oceania. The Blanche and Henry Rosenberg Collection of Modern Art is an impressive grouping of […]


IST-Africa 2015 Conference


Lilongwe, Malawi, 5 – 8 May 2015 Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2015 will take place in Lilongwe from 05 – 08 May 2015. The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on an open Call for Papers whose deadline is December 19th, 2014. Continue reading →


RINAP: The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period


[First posted in AWOL 16 July 2011. Most recently updated 25 November 2014]  The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Numerous royally commissioned texts were composed between 744 BC and 669 BC, a period during which Assyria became the dominant power in southwestern Asia. Six hundred to six hundred and fifty such inscriptions are known today. The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project, under the direction of Professor Grant Frame of the University […]

Charles Jones

Museums Computer Group Conference – Museums beyond the Web


This year’s Museums Computer Group Conference Museums Beyond the Web was based at the Natural History Museum. It covered a range of ‘Digital’ topics from exploring Google Glass in a … Continue reading →

University of Cambridge Museums

Miniature to Massive: 3D Printed Cells, Viruses and Parasites Demystify Microbiology


One of the most terrifying things about a deadly virus like Ebola, particularly potent influenza strains or, say, the Hantavirus has been the fact that, while they can potentially kill millions of people we cannot actually even see them. It is like fighting an invisible enemy, a prospect that makes such a battle even more frightening and the foe more formidable. 3D-printed, larger-than-life model of a Hepatitis B cell. Recently, we reported on a couple of makers who, […]

Debra Thimmesch

Towards “Cooltura”, the TAG CLOUD platform and app


this App is an open data oriented platform that will enable scalable services for cultural engagement The TAG CLOUD project was launched to investigate how to enable cultural engagement by using cloud-based technologies that leverage adaptability and personalisation of created Cultural Heritage content, aiming at supporting deeper engagement and learning over time. Following a User-Cantered Design … Continue reading →

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