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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 Note upon an Unpublished Document in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough.http://bit.ly/ZXp8Hd Description by Ahmed Ibn-Fozlan (an eye-witness) of the Ceremonies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)

The Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies Extensible Database

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The Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies The Trendall Research Centre has the following objectives: To maintain and extend both the library and the archive through the acquisition of books and periodicals relating to the general area of Greek and Roman culture, and of photographs of South Italian red-figure vases. To make available, at the Director’s discretion, the resources of the Centre to all scholars and graduate students, whether from Australia or overseas, who […]

24 great places to find primary sources

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It’s always a difficult task. If we’re going to have kids think historically and to solve problems, you’re gonna need two things. Engaging and authentic problems to solve. And . . . evidence they can use to solve the problem. For teachers, of course, both of those things present a challenge. Creating great questions is not easy. NCLB and older standards encouraged us to feed kids low level questions that anyone with a cell phone could […]

How technology is reshaping learning and teaching?

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Look at the impact digital technology is having in the classroom Once there were notebooks, pens and colouring pencils; now books and pencils are joined – and often replaced – by laptops and tablets. Nowadays the children entering school are fully fledged digital natives. Technology reporter at the Daily Telegraph Sophie Curtis recently took part in an interactive experiment run, which involved sitting through two English lessons: one held the old way, without any kind […]

Personal Branding for Archaeologists, Part VII: Crafting a Social Media Campaign

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“Nobody ever said success was going to be easy. If success was easy, everybody’d be doing it.” Anonymous I never cared about personal branding, online networking, or any of the stuff I’ve been writing about until the last time I was laid off from a cultural resource management archaeology job. There I was, a husband […] (0)

Corel® Painter® 2015′s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art

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A step in the right direction for digital art and software? The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter […]

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