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Say Digital Humanities One More Time…

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Early Modernists have done impressive work in the digital humanities as of late. This exciting shift in methodology allows greater opportunity to complete original research as well introduce new pedagogical techniques into our classrooms. In the end, I view digital projects as tools; tools used for collaboration, teaching, and further research. This blog post will introduce a couple of recent early modern digital projects. But first, the old faithfuls…   Early English Books Online (EEBO), […]

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #578

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Learn more about Archaeology, History, Anthropology, etc. Open Access (free to read) articles: On English Medieval Embroideryhttp://bit.ly/Yrh7b6 Original Document of William de Percy, died 1245http://bit.ly/108NFpF Current Research on the Rock Art at Gua Tambun, Perak, Malaysiahttp://bit.ly/1ksItLe Notes of Antiquities in Loch Alsh and Kintail.http://bit.ly/12sdZSK Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

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Open Access Journal: Siedlungsforschung. Archäologie – Geschichte – Geographie

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 [First posted in AWOL 2 August 2010. Updated 21 October 2014 (changed location online)] Siedlungsforschung. Archäologie – Geschichte – GeographieISSN: 0175–0046 Die Zeitschrift “Siedlungsforschung: Archäologie – Geschichte – Geographie” enthält Aufsätze, Miszellen, Rezensionsartikel, Berichte und Bibliographien. Die Zeitschrift erscheint in einem Band von ca. 300 Seiten im Verlag “Siedlungsforschung” in Bonn. Bei den persönlichen Mitgliedern des “Arbeitskreises für historische Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Mitteleuropa e.V.” ist der Bezugspreis im Jahresbeitrag enthalten. The following volumes are available online: […]

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Open Access Book: Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach – Meteora, Greece

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Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach – Meteora, GreeceBy Ioannis Poulios The Past in the Present deals with the complexities in the operation and management of living heritage sites. It presents a new interpretation of such sites based on the concept of continuity, and its evolution to the present. It is demonstrated that the current theoretical framework and practice of conservation, as best epitomised in a values-based approach and the World Heritage concept, […]

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Sample state assessment, historical thinking assessment tools, and useful primary sources

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For the last few years, you’ve read about the process we’ve been working through as Kansas rewrites its social studies standards and state level assessment. I’m convinced that the writing committee made up of teachers and state department staff developed a pretty awesome standards document. If you’ve been already for the the conversation, you already know that the focus has always been on finding ways to encourage process and historical thinking rather than simple memorization. […]

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Sample state assessment, historical thinking assessment tools, and useful primary sources

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For the last few years, you’ve read about the process we’ve been working through as Kansas rewrites its social studies standards and state level assessment. I’m convinced that the writing committee made up of teachers and state department staff developed a pretty awesome standards document. If you’ve been already for the the conversation, you already know that the focus has always been on finding ways to encourage process and historical thinking rather than simple memorization. […]

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Flights 20141019-20 – The Aqaba Trip

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Sunday 19th Much forethought and planning had gone into this two-day trip by David and Becc so it was doubly disappointing that Becc was stricken by a bug and couldn’t join us, and the weather had turned decidedly autumnal. However Don agreed to join us for a boy’s trip to the Red Sea. Low pressure, low clouds and poor visibility meant our first attempt to fly south was thwarted, and after 45 minutes we returned […]

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Open Access Journal: Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies

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[First posted in AWOL 6 November 2009. Updated 21 October 2014] Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan StudiesISSN: 1940-073X The electronic journal Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies is published under the auspices of the Classics Department and the Center for Etruscan Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The journal is an integral part of the Center’s mission to advance and promote research on the Etruscans and their civilization within the […]

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New Season, New Viewshare

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The following is a guest post by NDIIPP summer intern Elizabeth Tobey. Liz is a graduate student in the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Maryland. Along with the fall weather, food, activities and the new layer of clothes that are now necessary, this season also brings us a new and improved Viewshare. The new Viewshare has all the capabilities of the previous version but has a simplified workflow; an improved, streamlined look; […]

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Image Processing and RTI for cathedrals

Today we set up the Speaking with the Dead exhibition at Chester cathedral. It’s located in the South transept if you want to see it and Howard Williams just wrote a blog entry about it. The exhibition is about how people have used and reused cathedrals for the commemoration of dead and is part of The Past in its place project. As part of this exhibition we prepared this short video explaining some of the […]

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Image Processing and RTI for cathedrals

Today we set up the Speaking with the Dead exhibition at Chester cathedral. It’s located in the South transept if you want to see it and Howard Williams just wrote a blog entry about it. The exhibition is about how people have used and reused cathedrals for the commemoration of dead and is part of The Past in its place project. As part of this exhibition we prepared this short video explaining some of the […]

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Where do museums fit in the new landscape of science engagement?

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Early on in our acquaintance, founding CFM Council member Peter Linett detonated a “brain grenade” with a question he has also posed on his firm’s blog: why aren’t museums more often “heartfelt, honest, gripping, funny and…deeply moving”? In today’s guest post, Peter explores the cultural trend toward passionate, personal science communication (a trend, he points out, in which museums are not leading the charge) and shares some news from a project he’s co-leading with MIT […]

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Call for papers: CAA 2015 session “Formal approaches to visibility analysis in ancient architectural spaces and cultural landscapes”

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Hi everybody,As you probably know, the next CAA international conference will be held in Siena, Italy, between March 30th and April 3rd 2015. This conference brings together archaeologists, historians, cultural heritage experts, mathematicians and all of those people interested in the use of digital technologies and computing techniques applied to archaeological research and management.One of the sessions which will be held in the course of the conference is titled “Formal approaches to visibility analysis in ancient […]

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Europeana Photography celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

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A conference and a presentation based on the images digitized by the project and published into Europeana portal Girona City Council, through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, with the collaboration of Amics de la UNESCO, celebrate the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage with the follow activities: conference: “An overview of the portrait in Girona” and a presentation: Japanese Photographic Album (ca. 1885-1890). Continue reading →

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