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Transfer gallery in Brooklyn turns digital work into tangible art

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The anxiety of a digital world where art is no longer tangible Transfer, a new gallery that has just opened in Brooklyn, New York, has opened its doors to a group of digital artists in order to give them the space to recreate their intangible pieces on to real walls and into real objects. Continue reading → (0)

CfP: Open-access community storytelling (March 27-28, University of Leeds, UK)

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19 Sep 2014 Friday 27th – Saturday 28th March 2015 Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK This AHRC-funded conference and community showcase marks the climax of an eighteen-month multidisciplinary research project entitled Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive. The project seeks to build new interactive environments that explore issues of ownership, public and institutional relationships and provide tools for collaborative community research and creative expression using digital heritage resources. It was motivated […]

Seminar: Introducing Paper Machines (IHR London, 7 Oct 2014)

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The next Digital History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research (IHR) London will be held on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, at 5.15pm, in Room 208. Seminars are normally streamed live online. See the seminar blog for info. To keep in touch, follow the seminars on Twitter (@IHRDigHist) or at the hashtag #dhist. Introducing Paper MachinesJo Guldi (Brown University) (0)

Hello there! CHI Fellowship Intro: Jennifer A. Royston

My name is Jennifer A. Royston and I am very excited to be a CHI fellow this academic year. While I’m not ready to announce my project just yet, I do have some interesting ideas up my sleeve! Stayed tuned… I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of English. Before coming to MSU I earned an MA in ‘Shakespeare in History’ from University College London. And before that I taught high school English […]

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

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

A bunch of clever writing prompts

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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

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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, Californiahttp://bit.ly/1mhk4wv The Confessor’s Shrine at Westminster Abbeyhttp://bit.ly/1bVfbR0 A GIS-based archaeological decision-support model for Cultural Resource Management http://bit.ly/1mhk4MX [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, Borneohttp://bit.ly/18Ur61t Learn more […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (labs.artstor.org), a cross section of ideas, inspirations, and experiments that inform the ongoing digital […]

IMLS funds Omeka Everywhere

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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 […]

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