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Digitales Forum Romanum


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


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 […]

Pulling back the curtain on Artstor’s ideas


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 (, a cross section of ideas, inspirations, and experiments that inform the ongoing digital […]

IMLS funds Omeka Everywhere


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 […]

Refreshing the Blog Roll


Guzel and I took some time this week to review and refresh the CFM Blog roll (see right-hand column). These blogs are some of my “go to” sources each week for news and thoughtful commentary. In addition to checking URLs, deleting a few blogs that weren’t posting very often (or had changed focus), we added four, all great, and I recommend them for your reading list, too. First, to inform your thinking about museums and […]

New reviews: Robert the Bruce, Wellington, pain and the Niger


As I’m sure you all know, it’s referendum day, and as well as marking the occasion with a relevant review (see below) I hoped to bring you breaking news from the polls, have texted my BBC correspondent pal earlier to ask how it was going. Just got his reply a few minutes ago – ‘Been up Arthur’s Seat. Sweaty’. I don’t think that really counts as a scoop… Anyway, thanks to a super-quick turnaround from […]

Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914)


 Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914) “Ottoman Diplomats is a digitization project of the research group Power in History: Centre for Political History at the University of Antwerp (UA). It offers online access to a selection of diplomatic documents from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914). Next to telegrams and periodic diplomatic reports by Ottoman diplomatic agents (dispatches, dépêches) in Brussels and replies and instructions by their superiors in Istanbul, […]

Are you a prosopography?

At the SNAP:DRGN project meeting in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, we decided on a couple of definitions that will impact on the ways in which partner datasets interact with the project. Our current thinking is that we need to distinguish between two kinds of data: (1) The first kind, which we’ll loosely call a “prosopography”, is a curated database of person records, with some ambition to be able to be used as an authority list. […]

2014 TEI Conference and Chicago DHCS Colloquium


18 Sep 2014 The planning for the 2014 TEI Conference and Chicago DHCS Colloquium (October 22-24) has now been completed. Have a look at the two conference sites, and There is also a Google spreadsheet with a summary joint schedule of events. The deadline for early registration and hotel room discounts is Sunday, September 21. Look for details at either site. (0)

Bringing a Slice of the Archives to the Internet: the River Street Digital History Project


As a long-time historical archaeologist working in cultural resource management, I’ve been overjoyed to see how much archival information has been brought to the internet. I do not think there will ever be a day when a visit to the archives is no longer necessary, mainly because most archival repositories do not have the funds […] (0)

Digital natives / digital learners: #throwbackthursday

In this #throwbackthurday post I’m revisiting some of the ideas surrounding digital learners and digital natives. According to Prensky (2001, cited in Wikipedia): A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding […] (0)

TEI Conference update


Dear Colleague, I spent some time yesterday and today completing and updating the TEI 2014 Conference site at, and it should have everything on it now, except for links to the full abstracts, which will be added in early October. I’m a great fan of collaborative curation: if you find things that are wrong, unclear, or not there, tell me, and I’ll try to fix them. If you have not yet registered or made […]

Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: Authoring package


Hi all, You will all have seen the recent announcement that John Walsh has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, and the publication of the Call for Papers for Issue 9, ‘TEI and Materiality’[1]. We would also like to announce the availability of a new Oxygen-based authoring package for anyone who would like to submit their article in TEI XML. Since the beginning of JTEI, article submissions have been accepted in TEI P5 XML. […]

ESRI’s MOOC Going Spatial: Week 3


Area, counts and data. This week became more tricky than ever. You faced the concepts of density and chorophlet maps. You were confronted with the MAUP and with some massive calculations done online. The MOOC infrastructure ATM approximately 500 out of 1200 students take actively part in the course. This is a shame as after the schedule was available the need for the course was obvious to many folks and now they need to wait. […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy