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CyArk 500 Annual Summit 2014

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Washington, 7-8 October 2014 This 7 and 8th October ​​the ​U.S. ​National ​Archives ​in ​Washington ​will ​be ​hosting ​the CyArk 500 ​annual ​summit. The ​ theme ​for ​this ​year’s ​conference ​is ​”Democratising ​cultural ​ heritage: ​Enabling ​access ​to ​information, ​technology ​and ​ support.” ​ ​ Continue reading → (0)

Report on DHOxSS 2014

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About The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is the annual training event at the University of Oxford which took place this year on 14 -18 July 2014. This year it took place primarily at Wolfson College and IT services. The DHOxSS is a chance for for lecturers, researchers, project managers, research assistants, students, and anyone interested in Digital Humanities to learn new skills and find out about the DH research taking place in Oxford. DHOxSS delegates are […]

The Value of Museum Selfies

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I thought the culture wars were over. Didn’t you? A relic of the past when we believed that Art belonged in a temple where the elite could have “transformative” moments while quietly and waspishly contemplating great works by European Master Painters. Did we not fight to convert museums to being a place for the public that pays for them? To be a reflection of the society that they exist in? It seems that the war […]

Web Seer and the Zeitgeist

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I’ve been playing all evening with Web Seer, a toy that lets you contrast pairs of Google autocomplete suggestions. As is well known, Google autocomplete suggests completions based on what others have been searching for given that pattern of text you are entering. This is sparking some thoughts on how I might use this to think about things like public archaeology or public history. As Alan Liu put it, .@electricarchaeo: Web Seer is the I Ching […]

Dissertation: The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom

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Grace White dissertation now available online August 28, 2014 The dissertation of Grace White entitled The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom is now available online through the Dissertations page of the Research Archives. The study was completed in December 1993 for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. The purpose of White’s study “is to analyze the […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #524

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Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: The Battle of Glenshiel, 10th June 1719. Note upon an Unpublished Document in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough.http://bit.ly/ZXp8Hd Description by Ahmed Ibn-Fozlan (an eye-witness) of the Ceremonies attending the Incremation of the Dead Body of a Norse Chief, written in the early part of the Tenth Century. Translated from Holmboe’s Danish Version of the Arabic Original, with Notes on the Origin of Cremation, […]

New Open Access Journal: Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal – Call For Papers

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Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal Submitted work should be double-spaced throughout, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th Edition. Footnotes are preferred over endnotes. Articles should be in Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Submissions can take the form of notes or observations (1/2 – 3 pages) or short articles (4-8 pages, plus references) relating to epigraphic studies. Epigraphic Studies includes:  historical or philological aspects of inscriptions art […]

BeeVeryCreative and the3dprinter Team to Offer 40% Discount on BeeTheFirst 3D Printer to Schools

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You’re up late studying for your college chemistry exam. Rather than struggling with abstract figures and two-dimensional images from that intimidatingly colossal college chem book, you have an array of 3D-printed models to cut your night short. Your desk becomes a laboratory where color-coded elements become chemical compounds. Portuguese 3D printing company, BeeVeryCreative, in conjunction with the3dprinter, has launched a program offering a 40% discount to educational institutions. The program, aims to incorporate 3D-printing into school […]

Perpetual Access and Digital Preservation at #SAA14

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A panel discussion at the SAA 2014 conference. Photo credit: Trevor Owens. I had the distinct pleasure of moderating the opening plenary session of the Joint Annual Meeting of COSA, NAGARA and SAA in Washington D.C. in early August. The panel was on the “state of access,” and I shared the dais with David Cuillier, an Associate Professor and Director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, as well as the president of the […]

Wired Sussex at #BDF14

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Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios 2014 For the last (full) week of September, 22nd – 26th, at Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex will be coordinating Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios, an event which provides an opportunity for local businesses to lift the curtain on what goes on behind the scenes in the sector. Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sector in […]

New reviews: Britain and Hollywood, early modern women, early modern heresy, early modern authority

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Just back from the other side – no, not a near death experience, but a quick visit to the almost finished new look IHR! There’s a smell of fresh paint, the books are in place, and the librarians have the thousand-yard stares that come with weeks of twelve-hour days spent calculating shelf yardage. For more on the move see David’s blog post here: http://blog.history.ac.uk/2014/08/library-move-under-way/ – and we’re due to reopen on Monday… Anyway, life continues […]

Tours to be bookable product starting September

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By the EUHeritage TOUR team   This is the second of a two-part blog introducing the EUHeritage TOUR project, a one-year project that aims to promote Europe’s World Heritage sites through tourism. The overall objective of this project is to increase the competitiveness of European tourism by creating an innovative transnational tourism product that capitalises the shared value of European UNESCO cultural heritage sites and complements national, regional and local policies. One of main the […]

Navigating the Social Media Morass

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What do Jelly, Nextt, Spayce, Pheed, Sulia, Sharebloc, Bubblews and Learni.sthave in common? They’re all new social media sites, most having launched within the last year. It seems like every week a new service (or two, or three) bursts onto the cultural consciousness. Just last week the social media buzz was about LACMA being the first museum to join Snapchat (an app designed for ephemeral messaging. Sort of like digital disappearing ink.) With all these […]

MoU between PREFORMA and DAVID

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For the long-term preservation of audiovisual content. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the long term preservation of audiovisual content. Continue reading → (0)

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