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Friday links: outer space, monsters, and cats in libraries

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: The last thing we expected from a book about artists depicting outer space was a comparison to the Hudson River School! And speaking of unexpected connections, fans of Josef Albers might enjoy this 800-page hand-painted guide to paint and color from 1692. And 26 years after that book was […]



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Open Access Journal: Zograf

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 [First posted in AWOL 20 October 2011, updated 26 December 2014] ZografISSN: 0350-1361 Subject: history, archeology and ethnology; other humanities 2012 Issue 36   2011 Issue 35   2010 Issue 34   2009 Issue 33   2008 Issue 32   2006-2007 Issue 31   2004-2005 Issue 30   2002-2003 Issue 29 List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies



Charles Jones

Holiday Goodie Rerun IV: 5 tasty YouTube channels perfect for history geeks

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I’m sure most of you are doing the same thing I’m doing right now. Spending time with family and friends, watching football, catching up on that book you’ve been dying to read, eating too much, and enjoying the occasional nap. Between now and the first week in January, you’ll get a chance to re-read some of the top posts of 2014. I may decide to jump in with something current but if I don’t, enjoy this Holiday […]



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On the 2nd Day of Christmas

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The competition gave to me … A Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury. Dig It! 2015 was one of our two runners up to receive a special edition trowel USB stick with this innovative archaeological themed Christmas tree topper, a rook … Continue reading →



Katie Green

Open Access Journal: British Museum Technical Research Bulletin

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[First posted in AWOL 25 November 2013, updated 25 December 2014] British Museum Technical Research Bulletin (BMTRB) The Technical Research Bulletin publishes the results of collaborative work by the British Museum’s curators, conservators and scientists covering a broad range of objects and materials from across the Museum’s collection. Published once a year, each issue aims to encompass objects from different continents, historical periods and material types. The Bulletin is designed to appeal both to those […]



Charles Jones

Happy Holidays!

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What I Want for Christmas By Ralphie Parker What I want for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. I think that everybody should have a Red Ryder BB Gun. They’re very good for Christmas. I don’t think that a football is a very good Christmas present.     Filed under: holiday



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Open Access Archaeology Digest #643

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Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: Global Influences in Remote New Spainhttp://bit.ly/1irJWT8 Archaeology and global information systemshttp://bit.ly/1rVEH3r The Duke and the radical: an Edwardian land conflict in Sussex.http://bit.ly/15kLVfA A preliminary report on palaeoenvironmental investigations in Iffe-Ijumu, southwestern Nigeriahttp://bit.ly/1xQLgqj Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK



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On the 1st Day of Christmas…

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The competition gave to me … A snow capped Avebury. Paul Adams is the winner of our  #festivearchaeology competition with this excellent photo of Avebury. As the winner of our competition Paul has been sent a special edition trowel USB memory stick and … Continue reading →



Katie Green

Open Access Journal: Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (JSIJ)

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[First posted in AWOL 4 November 2009. Updated 24 December 2014] Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (JSIJ) – Ketav-ʻet eleḳṭroni le-madaʻe Yahadut JSIJ is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal dealing with all fields of Jewish studies, which is distributed free of charge via the Internet.  By publishing articles electronically via the Internet, JSIJ seeks to disseminate articles much faster than is possible with paper publication, and to make these articles readily and conveniently accessible to a […]



Charles Jones

Open Access Archaeology Digest #642

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Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: The excavation of two later Iron Age fortified homesteads at Aldclune, Blair Atholl, Perth & Kinross.http://bit.ly/12nup9t Contemporaneous Copy of the Convention for the Surrender of the City of Rennes, in Brittany, to the Army of the Duke of Lancaster, A.D. 1357http://bit.ly/19RKFUq Bosses of the Wooden Vaulting of the Eastern Walk of the Cloisters of Lincoln Minsterhttp://bit.ly/12JVgxN The Mesolithic in Croatia http://bit.ly/1x5cHv1 Learn more about Open Access and […]



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3D Printed Salt & Pepper Shakers are Customized Based On a Couple’s Personal Information

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If you haven’t ever looked at collectible salt and pepper shakers, you should take a moment of your time to peruse the dramatic variety. You might not have realized that salt and pepper shakers had such a diversity of forms or such a loyal fan base. Some collect them because they are cute while for others it is a serious hobby involving surprisingly large sums of money. One such collection was created over the course […]



Hannah Rose Mendoza

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 on The Signal

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We’re fans of lists here at the Library of Congress and there is no better way to close out the year on The Signal than taking a look back at our popular blog posts of the year. Happy new year. Print by Currier & Ives. c1876. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b50424 Our most viewed post of the year, and our second most viewed post of all time since our blog launched in 2011, was the post about the discovery […]



Erin Engle

New at OAPEN: Glass Making in the Greco-Roman World

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Glass Making in the Greco-Roman World: Results of the ARCHGLASS Project   Download book Author(s) Degryse, Patrick Publisher Leuven Unversity Press, Belgium, Leuven Published 2014 Subjects Humanities, Archaeology, Archaeology by period / region__Classical Greek and Roman archaeology Abstract This book presents a reconstruction of the Hellenistic-Roman glass industry from the point of view of raw material procurement. Within the ERC funded ARCHGLASS project, the authors of this work developed new geochemical techniques to provenance primary glass making. They investigated […]



Charles Jones

Holiday Goodie Rerun III: Hunger Games lesson plans, resources, and activities

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I’m sure most of you are doing the same thing I’m doing right now. Spending time with family and friends, watching football, catching up on that book you’ve been dying to read, eating too much, and enjoying the occasional nap. Between now and the first week in January, you’ll get a chance to re-read some of the top posts of 2014. I may decide to jump in with something current but if I don’t, enjoy this Holiday […]



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